The actor was born in the American metropolis – New York City in 1943 on 17 August. His father Robert, also named Robert De Niro, was a very creative person. He was fond of sculpture, painting and writing poetry. Mother's name was Virginia Admiral, She is also a senior, and Robert was close to the world of painting, but it did not save the young family and little Robert's parents divorced when he was 2 years old. As a child, Robert was very low growth, was very shy but also possessed incredibly white skin, for which he was named the peers 'Bobby Milk'. His first role he played in high school, directed by the famous works of "The Wizard of Oz." Then the young actor played the cowardly lion.
Next role he got only many years later, when he was sixteen. Robert starts to think seriously about the profession and an actor is trained in acting school at the Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. After graduating from institution, Robert played in the theater, acted in commercials and occasionally on television shows. The debut film by Robert De Niro was named 'wedding party' / 'The Wedding Party'. The film has lain in the archives of more than six years and even after the on the screen does not bring fame to the actor, despite the fact that the tape was directed by world-renowned Brian De Palma.
At the same time they released the film with a beginning actor, shot by the same Brian De Palma – 'Welcome' / 'Greetings', however, and it is not noticed by the spectators. After that, Robert De Niro is removed in a few more tapes, which also did not find acceptance. It was only in 1973, the actor comes to success. For his role in the film 'The Bay '/' Bang the Drum Slowly 'Guild of Film Critics in New York presents its first award to Robert.