Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Portrait of A Legend

Book - 2009
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"With his breathtaking breakthrough performance in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets in 1973 he forged an enormously fruitful collaboration - including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas - that, alongside his roles in the likes of The Godfather Part Two, The Dear Hunter and Once Upon a Time in America, reads like a list of the top Hollywood films of the last 30 years. As a 'method' actor De Niro lives and breathes his roles to bring his unique intensity and brooding menace to the screen; be it feasting on pasta to gain 60lbs for Raging Bull or learning to play the saxophone for New York, New York, nothing is beyond him in his pursuit for perfectio- n. But he's certainly not above sending himself up, particularly in recent years, in filmns such as Analyse This and Meet the Parents, where he has honed a previously unheralded talent for comedy acting."--Book jacket.
Publisher: London : John Blake, c2009
Description: 346 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781844546398
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 DeN

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