Robert De Niro is famous for his award-winning portrayals of gangsters, criminalsand socially disturbed men who show surprising traces of vulnerability. By analyzinghis astonishing roles in iconic films through the years, we’ll reveal the complex actorbehind these extreme characters.
Because the public knows little about the man who is largely silent about his own lifeand emotions, this film unwraps one of the most fascinating and enigmatic Americanactors of all time. We’ll use clips from his films, archive of his sparse inter viewsand probe into his background to illustrate De Niro’s methods for becoming thecharacters he plays and the reasons he’s able to do so. Our film culminates in a rareexposé of the genesis of the hidden pain that enables the masterful actor to bringsuch intensity to the big screen.