Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor


A new title in the fascinating series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinéma, which focuses on ten key performances from a single actor


Glenn Kenny


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About the book
A new title in the fascinating series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinéma, which focuses on ten key performances from a single actor. Best known for gangster films, Robert De Niro (b.1943) has led a rich and varied career that encompasses crime movies, musicals, comedies, period pieces and action flicks. His breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets (1973) sparked a decades-long collaboration with the director that included Taxi Driver in 1976 and The King of Comedy in 1983. Oscar winner for Best Actor in Raging Bull (1980), he was awarded the prestigious role of jury president at Cannes in 2011.

 


About the author(s)
Glenn Kenny is a film critic and writer. He lives in New York. He worked for Premiere from 1998 to 2008 and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, DGA Quarterly and Humanities. He edited the series of books A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists on 25 Years of Star Wars. Glenn Kenny also played in Steven Soderbergh’s Girlfriend Experience (2009) and Preston Miller’s God’s Land (2010).


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