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Happy Birthday Robert De Niro: Watch legendary actor’s best movies of all time online
Malavika Menon
Aug 17, 2021
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Robert De Niro is one of the finest actors to ever exist. The legendary actor gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Street which was his first film with the renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese. He has bagged several prestigious awards throughout his acting career since then. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise as the talented actor has given us amazing masterpieces making quite an impression on the audience. He has earned four Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor and has won two and was also the 56th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Here’s to wishing the actor a Happy Birthday as he turns a year older today (August 17).

Given below are a few of his amazing movies where he has showcased his acting finesse:

1
The Godfather: Part II
9.4OTTplay Rating
The sequel to the legendary original is an American gangster and crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie continues the enthralling story of the Corleone father and son. The predicaments of Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino and Vito Corleone played by De Niro to expand the family crime business are portrayed amazingly. Every character in the movie has their motivations which were understandable and completely believable. Part II is to date considered the best sequel in cinematic history.
2
GoodFellas
9.1OTTplay Rating
The movie is based on the 1985 non-fiction book titled wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. The film is helmed by Martin Scorsese and is a stunning gangster movie. The genre of the movie is about the rise and fall of a mob associate, Henry Hill and his friend. In 2000, it was honoured culturally, historically and aesthetically significant and also selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress. The way this movie is narrated leaves the audience with a sense of fulfilment having watched two and half hours of pure excellence.
3
Casino
8.6OTTplay Rating
It is magic what Martin Scorsese and superstardom Robert De Niro can do when they work together. The movie is based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi who also co-wrote the film screenplay. The film is a story of deception, greed, money, murder and the power generated by all of it. The movie keeps up the same energy from beginning till the end and doesn’t let the audience down. The director-actor duo has given us many unforgettable moments throughout the movie.
4
The Irishman
8.1OTTplay Rating
This is yet another epic film by Martin Scorsese with a stellar casting and the film is about the intersection of crime and politics. The movie narrates the true story of mob hitman and World War II veteran Frank Sheeran. The gangster movie is an old school masterpiece as it is so rich and timely. Everything from the razor-sharp back and forward conversations, the cinematography and the amazing use of music helped in creating the setting and period in the movie.
5
Heat
8OTTplay Rating
The movie is a true masterpiece with its true direction and compelling storyline. A group of professional criminals leaves a clue for the police at their latest crime scene when the criminals decide to execute a final job before retirement, lead detective Vincent Hanna must piece together the clues and catch the crew before they disappear for good. This is one of the finest crime dramas ever put to film with two of the greatest actors Al Pacino and Rober De Niro against each other under the direction of Micheal Mann.
6
Once Upon a Time in America
7.9OTTplay Rating
The film tells us the story of two Jewish best friends who rise in ranks as gangsters in the organised crime world of New York City, regarded as one of the best gangster movies of all time. Everything about this movie is great and that includes even the details like the pacing and music. The portrayal of friendship and betrayal which feels totally unexpected but very realistic, make it one of the best full-length films of all time. This authentic, long movie has put De Niro on the map as he showcased an amazing performance throughout. The essence of the story is beautifully captured by director, Sergio Leone.

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