Robert De Niro Reflects on Vito Corleone Role – Also Wants to Work with Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor Robert De Niro is one of the most talented actors in the world. While we rarely see De Niro sit down for an interview, he sat down with Cigar Aficiando and spoke about his famous role as Vito Corleone in the hit legendary movie, The Godfather, his career, how he would love to work with Leonardo DiCaprio and much more!!
Appearing in more than 95 films and winning an Academy Award winner twice in his career, makes De Niro a legend. Speaking about his role of Vito Corleone, he spoke about it being a career changer or starter. He wind an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role, pretty much guaranteeing his future as an actor.
De Niro has worked with some amazing people in his career, including director Martin Scorsese but when asked who he would like to work with he responded by saying, “Leonardo DiCaprio.” Something tells us that Leonardo would be willing to work with the legend. Who wouldn’t??
De Niro, known for his serious roles, spoke about what it was like moving into comedy where he said,”I didn’t worry about that too much. After Analyze This, Jay Roach asked me if I wanted to do Meet the Parents. I liked Jay a lot, so that’s how it started.
If you feel as though you have seen a bit more of Robert De Niro in recent years it’s because he finally realized as he got older, that it doesn’t make a difference and some things just become less important.
Robert spoke about some other things including:
Preferring New York to L.A.: “I like New York because it has seasons. There’s something about L.A. that’s just too spread out and you drive all the time. It’s just not the same experience. I’m a New Yorker. I’d like to stay here.”
September 11 Reflections: “I felt like something incomprehensible, when it happened. You couldn’t imagine it. I saw it from my apartment. When I saw the building go down I had to look at my TV to see CNN that it was real….I had to see it on a big television to my left, and I had to look there to confirm what I saw with my own eyes.”
Retirement: I don’t feel really much older than I think. I look at myself, I’m not even used to looking at myself as being older. It’s a little disconcerting if you see somebody you’ve known in your 30s or 40s or even 50s who has not aged well, or just got older. That’s life.
As a huge fan of Robert De Niro, I am thrilled he sat down for an interview with Cigar Afficianado. The man is a true legend and hearing his thoughts on his career, September 11th, his role as Vito Corleone is truly enlightening!