Robert De Niro turns 74 today

Robert De Niro in 'The Comedian' © 2016 - Sony Pictures Classics

Beloved Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro turns 74 today.

Robert De Niro was born 17th of August, 1943 in New York, US. He first grew to fame with Martin Scorsese’s crime classic ‘Mean Streets’ (1973).

Later on, De Niro went onto to win two Academy Awards. One for Best actor in ‘Raging Bull’ (1980) and other for Best actor in a supporting role in ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (1974). Alongside the Oscar wins he was nominated five other times for ‘Cape Fear’ (1991), ‘Awakenings’ (1990), ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ (2012), ‘Taxi Driver’ (1976) and ‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978).

Whilst De Niro turns 74, he is still acting in several films. One of the films being ‘The Irishman’ (2019) which is an upcoming Martin Scorsese film where De Niro will be playing the role of Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.