Top 55 De Niro Quotes

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Like De Niro. He's one of the best character actors we

Like De Niro. He’s one of the best character actors we have ever had.
Vincent D’Onofrio
As a younger actor, I had delusions. I would dream of Scorsese and De Niro; I would meet people, and it would be like this, and it would change moviemaking in France, and Paris would become the center of the world.
Vincent Cassel
Robert De Niro taught me how to listen, and how to be part of the conversation. It’s not just about reading your lines and saying what’s in the script; you have to understand your character, along with the other characters so that you can always respond.
Cathy Moriarty
I’m a De Niro fan. I went eleven years without seeing a movie; the last one before that, February 1980, was De Niro and Scorsese in ‘Raging Bull,’ and when I went back, it was ‘Cape Fear,’ with De Niro and Scorsese. I picked up right where I left off at.
August Wilson
When I was coming up, everybody wanted to be Tom Hanks. There was always Robert De Niro and Al Pacino – they were the heavily dramatic stuff. I always had a foot in both camps. The hardest thing was to resist the advice to be like someone else. It took me a while to figure that out.
John Slattery
I’ve heard of actors like De Niro and Streep who stay in character all day long. And Daniel Day-Lewis did it for ‘My Left Foot.’ I don’t do that myself.
Kathy Bates
I don’t think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.
Eddie Murphy
Well I’d really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he’s still the most talented actor out there.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I grew up watching Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, Robert de Niro, and Al Pacino and even Robert Duvall and was impressed by their caliber of work.
Cole Hauser
De Niro was a hero of mine. And Sean Penn. But I’ve realized I can’t operate at that level of intensity. That’s okay for movies. On TV, when you live with horror day in and day out, you have to protect yourself.
Christopher Meloni
Of course, De Niro has had a long history of memorable performances. Everyone knows ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ but ‘Awakenings’ really did something for me.
Adriane Lenox
If you love acting and you’ve ever experienced theater, then you know that in a movie it’s almost impossible to live out that experience, unless you’re a Pacino or a De Niro or somebody who gets to pick their parts.
Scott Caan
Robert de Niro is my favourite actor.
I will never be a Robert De Niro or Meryl Streep, the kind of actor that disappears into a role.
Leslie Jordan
I never wanted to be a brand director. I didn’t want that kind of stamp. I wanted to be more like Pacino or Dustin Hoffman or Meryl Streep or De Niro – you know, a chameleon as a storyteller – because I love all kinds of movies.
Ron Howard
I see film roles as lovely presents that come along now and again. I feel really lucky and say thank you very much. And if they fly me to L.A., I think, ‘God, I must really be doing well.’ I’ve worked with De Niro and Brando and Pacino, and that’s made me feel very lucky. But the films have never meant a lot to me.
Michael Gambon
Nobody is more truthful when he’s acting than De Niro.
Billy Crystal
Robert De Niro, I have loved this man forever. I mean, I think I have seen the ‘Godfather’ 300 times, but he is so special.
Joy Mangano
I was thrilled to work opposite Carl Reiner and Robert De Niro. Mr. Reiner was very chatty and delightful, but I learned that if you want Robert De Niro to like you, don’t speak at all, and he’ll be friendly to you.
Janeane Garofalo
When I was working on ‘Men of Honor’ with Robert De Niro, there’s a pipe that he has in the movie, and it took us about six weeks to find the right pipe for him to use and feel comfortable with. It was a great choice, because it was really about what worked with the camera at that time.
George Tillman, Jr.
I have a great relationship and the highest respect for Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. But working with De Niro has been simply incredible. While I was editing ‘Raging Bull,’ I was literally unable to take my eyes off him.
Thelma Schoonmaker
‘Taxi Driver’ is a movie that changed my life and made me a serious actor. Scorsese and De Niro. I give credit for anything that I’ve ever done as an actor.
Michael Biehn
Imagine stepping into the shoes of Roberto Duran, one of the most legendary boxers in the history of the sport, and definitely the most legendary Latin American boxer, and then having ‘Raging Bull’ in my corner. I mean, imagine that? Just having Robert De Niro to play the trainer in the movie, that was fantastic.
Edgar Ramirez
I don’t watch anything of mine much. I haven’t gone to drama school, or college, either. I just like to watch other actors in action. I learned so much from working with De Niro. I’d be in a scene with him where I was supposed to be acting, and I was just watching.
Leonardo DiCaprio