Robert De Niro

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© David Shankbone


Robert De Niro, an actor, director and producer, was born in 1943 in New York City. He is regarded as the most influential and greatest actor of all time. He won two Academy Awards for his roles in The Godfather Part-II and Raging Bull. He also won two Golden Globe award. De Niro, at present, heads his production company called Tribeca Film Center. He started his career as a director in 1993. He has received lots of accolades throughout his acting career. De Niro got married to Diahnne Abbott on April 28, 1976 but, they separated in 1988. He adopted Drena De Niro – Abbott’s daughter from her first marriage. DeNiro and Abbott have a son named, Raphael De Niro who was born in 1976. He married Grace Hightower on June 17, 1997. Their daughter, Elliott De Niro was born on 18 March 1998. In August 1999, De Niro filed for a divorce however; the divorce didn’t finalize as they renewed their wedding vows on November 20, 2004. De Niro also has three children born via surrogate – Aaron and Julian on October 20, 1995 and Helen Grace in December 2011. Even today, De Niro enjoys the top spot on People With Money’s 10 highest paid actors, with a net worth of almost $200 million dollars. He is known for wearing the cologne by Annick Goutal for men.