One of the only actors to ever win two Academy Awards for acting, Robert De Niro is not just one of the greatest actors to ever live, he has established himself as one of the main guys that you don’t want to mess with. And why not? He made his way as an actor by playing gangsters (The Godfather II, Goodfellas, Analyze This, Mean Streets, Casino), psychotics (Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, The Untouchables, Awakenings, New York, New York, The King of Comedy), and all-around tough guys (Ronin, Raging Bull). Part of his energy and drive come from his method acting skills wherein he literally immerses himself inside his character. Using this technique, De Niro would deliver some of the meanest, and scariest, performances that Hollywood, or cinema in general, would ever encounter.
“You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.”