May 20, 2024


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The Best Robert De Niro Roles in His Long Career

Any time you are talking about the greatest actors working today, one actor that is always in the discussion is Robert De Niro. It does not matter if he is starring in a drama, comedy or even animated film, Robert De Niro’s enthusiasm and love for acting always seems to shine through. He has done it all, and deserves to be as successful as he is.

Here are my top 5 favorite Robert De Niro movies of all time.

Probably my favorite Robert De Niro film of all time is the Martin Scorsese directed mafia film Goodfellas. This movie won the Academy Award for best picture in 1991, and with good reason. This is a true rags to riches story, and just so happens to be based on the true story of Henry Hill.

Another movie that is certainly on my top 5 list is Heat. This movie is one of very few that stars both Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, probably the two greatest actors working today. This movie is directed by Michael Mann and is an absolutely incredible film.

Casino is one of my favorite films that happens to star this amazing actor. It came as no surpise that this movie was awesome as it had the certified stamp of De Niro, Pesci and Scorsese working together, a surefire combination for a memorable film.

Sleepers is another film that makes the cut for me. Make no mistake, this movie is not easy to watch. While he may not be the forefront of the film, he certainly adds to this film’s brilliance. This movie also stars Brad Pitt, Billy Crudup, Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Bacon.

Finally, I felt that A Bronx Tale was a film that was worth mentioning. This is one of the few mob films that stars Robert De Niro as the good guy! Chazz Palmienteri, who also happened to write the script, plays the bad guy in this one.

While these films comprise my top five favorites, I may feel the need to write a follow up article listing films 6-10 very soon.