The Oscar-winning actor did not hold back in his criticism of the Republican candidate and real estate mogul in the lead up to the election earlier this month when he pulled off a stunning upset and beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
The New York native, 73, made his feelings clear last month October 16 in a video encouraging people to vote against Trump, who he branded “an idiot, a national disaster, an embarrassment to this country”.
Whilst we are still waiting for Wole Soyinka to tear his green card and Samuel L. Jackson to move to South Africa— Robert De Niro has landed himself an asylum in an Italian town following what he said about leaving America should Trump win.
A southern Italian town, Ferrazzano with a population of about 3,000 where Robert’s great grandparents came from has offered the 73 year old award winning actor a home.
Robert De Niro said Donald Trump winning the presidential election has left him feeling like he did after the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York.
The 73-year-old Oscar-winning actor was vocal in his opposition to the Republican candidate and real estate mogul, who was victorious against Democrat rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
Donald seems to have no “important” friends but he’s still in the race.
He’s been called almost everything–from buffoon to a legend in jojingoism.
Now, Academy Award Winning actor Robert De Niro has compared him to his mentally unstable character-Travis Bickle in the 1976 movie “Taxi Driver,” saying the Republican Presidential candidate is “totally nuts.”
According to Reuters, De Niro said at the Sarajevo Film Festival that: “Come on Donald, this is ridiculous, this is nuts, this is insane”
Monday, May, 16th, the Festival de Cannes will welcome Robert De Niro in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals for a unique and special screening in Official Selection of Hands of Stone by Venezuelan director Jonathan Jakubowicz.
The movie is about the common history of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duràn (Edgar Ramírez) and manager and coach Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) who is going to take him to the highest worldwide successes of the ring in the ’70s and ’80s, including legendary fights against Sugar Ray Leonard.
“I’m excited to be coming back to Cannes especially with this movie Hands of Stone that I’m so proud of, said Robert De Niro. This movie is uplifting, triumphant and a good time for audiences, so I’m looking forward to seeing my friends from across the world of cinema in joining us for this fun event.”
Robert De Niro seems to be hitting a late life crisis with his career—if he was bankrupt and was taking every role to make a quick buck, that would have been explicable.
But as it stands now, there’s no plausible reason why De Niro continues to fall down the slope of greatness: at this stage of his career, fans expect he will only hit our screens when it’s absolutely worth it.
Over the years, it has been a two side conversation as to whether Robert De Niro is good at comedy or not—and if we are to settle that debate solely with the outcome of ‘The Dirty Grandpa’, then the answer is clearly this; he sucks at it.
Slightly similar to his recent movie-The Intern, Robert De Niro plays a retired old man-Dick—but this time, a grandpa whose wife’s death set him on a course to wildness, to explore the final women-fun options available to him before his own departure.
After all, he had been faithful to his wife since they got married.
He doesn’t do this alone as he intended to use his fun adventure to also redeem himself as a bad father, and wake the consciousness of his grandson- Jason Kelly (played by Zac Efron) who was a week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter-Meredith—a viable means to secure him a fast track partnership at the law firm where he worked.
Despite ‘Joy’ being less comical to me when compared to ‘Spy’ and Jennifer Lawrence being no where close to Melissa McCarthy in the department of comedy in these two films, Lawrence, amazingly scooped the Golden Globes’ 2016 Best Actress for comedy with her performance in ‘Joy‘.
And she is even tipped for an Oscar nomination; that’s how confusing things get these days with films— but then, “it’s universally acknowledged that the Oscars hardly ever awards true comedy performances.”
Nevertheless, Jennifer Lawrence perfectly plays a strong lead in ‘Joy’, a half truth biopic of Joy Mangano, a revolutionary self-wringing mop inventor who enjoyed unimaginable success in the 90s—selling on the then popular QVC shopping channel.
‘Joy’ tells a story of a rise from grass to grace in the world of commerce but that was just for the outside world—the film takes us deep into the family setting of Joy, where chaos was the order of the day.
Joy Mangano (played by Jennifer Lawrence) was a single mother who had to forgo college to stay behind in a small town with her divorced mother- Carrie (played by Virginia Madsen) and father- Rudy (played Robert De Niro); helping both in different ways as one struggled to put his life back on the track and the other locks herself in bed, watching daytime Soap Opera.
The life of Joy was hectic at the family level, more like the drama her bedbound mother was glued to: she had her divorced fruitless husband- Tony (played Edgar Ramirez) living in the basement of what had only become the family house because her father kept supporting with the mortgage payments.
The Hollywood Film Awards were held on Sunday November 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The awards reward the best in movies and actors from the past year, but more significantly- marks the kick off of the film awards season which would culminate with the Oscars next February.
Actor-Robert De Niro is playing with Zac Efron—but he is doing so in his butt! The two were on set shooting “Dirty Grandpa” in Georgia, USA, and for De Niro, that was the time to dig his thumb into someone’s butt…LOL So De Niro is not just great but also crazy.