Seasoned actors are priceless. People who have been in the film industry for years have acquired certain skills and knowledge that younger generations fail to exhibit. Robert De Niro is regarded as a movie legend and has secured his spot among the greatest stars in Hollywood.
From Humble Beginnings
Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 to father Robert De Niro, Sr. who was an abstract painter. His parents divorced when he was only three years old and was raised by his mother as a single parent in Little Italy, Manhattan. His father was not far however as he lived only a walking distance away allowing the young De Niro to make frequent visits and spend quality time with his father. He had a natural penchant for arts and was accepted into the High School of Music and Art in the ninth grade. However, he didn’t finish his education there and transferred instead to a local public school.
At the age of 10, De Niro appeared in his first stage debut in the school production The Wizard of Oz where he played the role of the Cowardly Lion. He quickly developed an interest in acting and decided to study it further at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Lee Strasberg Actor’s Studio.
When he was 20 years old, De Niro appeared in a 1963 film, The Wedding Party. The movie was not released until 1969, however. He gained popularity for his earlier movie appearances which paved the way for his future success. He is best known for his role as the young Vito Corleone in the hit movie franchise, The Godfather.
De Niro is one of the few method actors in the industry, truly taking each role to heart whenever he’s cast for a part. Robert De Niro has won numerous awards and accolades during his time, making him one of the most celebrated and decorated actors in the business.
Assets and Net Worth
Robert De Niro is the face of many hit movies and big endorsement deals. It is because of his successful projects that he now enjoys a net worth of an estimated $200 million USD. Robert De Niro is involved in real estate projects and restaurant ventures as well, which have contributed to his hefty net worth. He owns numerous luxury estates, mansions, cars, and private properties throughout the United States.