With a career that stretches back to the 1960s, Robert De Niro has been in more than his share of memorable films and has worked with top directors — Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Quentin Tarantino and most particularly Martin Scorsese. Here, he shares some quick thoughts on a few of his films.
"The Deer Hunter" (1978)
"[Director] Mike Cimino sent me the script, and on the cover was a black-and-white photo of a guy leaning against a white Cadillac, a deer over the hood, holding a shotgun and 'The Deer Hunter' in red across it. That drew me in right there. It was so confusing the poster they eventually did — the antlers and the this and the that, and the faces of all the people — it was so busy, and this was so elegant and simple. I wondered why they didn't use that."
"The King of Comedy" (1983)
"I sometimes dragged Marty around to these autograph guys, autograph hounds. They're always on the set, so I said [to them], 'Now we're going to talk to you.' So we'd go to their houses, couple times we did that. I wanted to get closer to what they were about, what drove them."