Robert De Niro, the revered American actor and producer, is a true legend in the world of cinema. With a remarkable career that spans decades, De Niro has earned his place as the quintessential "man" of Hollywood gangster movies.
In this article, we will explore the life of Robert De Niro, exploring various aspects such as his net worth, biography, age, height, career, relationships, and other intriguing details.
Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943, in Manhattan, New York City, to painters Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. He grew up in Greenwich Village and Little Italy after his parents separated when he was two. Despite his father's disapproval, he befriended street kids in Little Italy.
|Robert De Niro Biography|
De Niro dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue acting and studied at HB Studio, Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio, and Stella Adler Conservatory. He drew inspiration from actors like Marlon Brando and Greta Garbo.
As of 2023, Robert De Niro's net worth stands at a staggering $520 million. His earnings per project are a remarkable $10 million, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the world. His consistent box office success and business ventures have propelled him into the league of Hollywood's wealthiest actors. From his early days as a struggling artist to becoming a magnate in the entertainment industry, De Niro's financial success is a testament to his hard work and determination.
Despite his immense fortune, Robert De Niro remains relatively grounded. While he owns multiple properties, he prefers to call his Manhattan house in New York City home. This luxurious residence is worth an impressive $24 million and serves as a sanctuary for the acclaimed actor.
From 1963 to 1973, Robert De Niro had minor film roles until his breakthroughs in "Greetings" (1968) and "Sam's Song" (1969). He earned critical acclaim in "Bloody Mama" and "Hi, Mom!" (both 1970), and further recognition in "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973) and "Mean Streets" (1973) with Martin Scorsese. In 1974, he won an Oscar for "The Godfather Part II" and continued successful collaborations with Scorsese in "Taxi Driver" (1976) and "The Deer Hunter" (1978) which earned him another Oscar nomination. His most iconic role came in 1980 with "Raging Bull," winning him his second Academy Award for Best Actor.
|Robert De Niro in the Movie Taxi|
From 1981 to 1991, De Niro appeared in diverse dramas and comedies, earning awards for performances in "True Confessions" (1981) and "The King of Comedy" (1982). He showcased his versatility in "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) and "Brazil" (1985), and starred in crime dramas like "Midnight Run" (1988) and "Goodfellas" (1990). He also directed "A Bronx Tale" (1993) and starred in crime dramas "Casino" (1995) and "Heat" (1995), receiving critical acclaim.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, De Niro took on diverse roles, including "Great Expectations" and "Ronin" (1998), "Analyze This" and "Flawless" (1999). He showcased comedic talent in "Meet the Parents" (2000) and explored different genres in films like "The Score" and "Showtime." In 2006, he directed "The Good Shepherd," and appeared in "The Departed" and "Stardust."
From 2007 to 2016, De Niro continued taking on various projects, including "Righteous Kill," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "The Irishman." He received acclaim for his role as Bernie Madoff in "The Wizard of Lies" and comedic work on "Saturday Night Live." As of 2023, De Niro remains active in the industry with upcoming projects like "Killers of the Flower Moon" and "About My Father."
In 1989, De Niro co-founded TriBeCa Productions and the Tribeca Film Festival. He owns Tribeca Grill and the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, Manhattan. De Niro is a co-owner of Nobu restaurants and hotels. He partnered with James Packer in 2015 for a 20 percent stake in Nobu.
Awards and Accolades
With over 100 film credits to his name, Robert De Niro has received numerous accolades for his work. In addition to his two Academy Awards, he has won Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others. Each recognition speaks volumes about the impact he has made on the cinematic landscape.
De Niro married Diahnne Abbott in 1976 and they have a son, Raphael, and he adopted Drena De Niro, Abbott's daughter. They divorced in 1988. He was in a relationship with Toukie Smith from 1988 to 1996, and they have twin sons, Julian and Aaron, born in 1995 via surrogate.
|Robert De Niro with Grace Hightower|
In 1997, De Niro married Grace Hightower, and they have two children, Elliot and Helen, born via surrogate. They separated in 2018, but the divorce was not finalized. De Niro has four grandchildren. In 2023, he revealed he had a seventh child. His grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez died at age 19 in 2023.
Apart from these two, he has been with many girls. Toukie Smith, Naomi Campbell, Helena Springs, and Tiffany Chen are some of them.
Q. What is the net worth of Robert De Niro?
A. Robert De Niro’s total net worth is around $520 Million.
Q. How old is Robert De Niro?
A. Currently, Robert De Niro is 79 years old (17 August 1943).
Q. How Robert De Niro's Grandson died?
A. Cause of death is still not found but Leandro's death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose case.
Q. What is the height of Robert De Niro?
A. The height of Robert De Niro is 5ft 8 inches (177 cms).
Q. What is the name of Robert De Niro’s Wife?
A. Robert De Niro is married to Grace Hightower (m. 1997), though they are separated but there is no news of divorce.