Entries in Robert De Niro (6)


Robert De Niro Honored in Cement at TCL Chinese Theatre

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert De Niro on Monday morning was honored outside Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre, where he placed his handprints and footprints into cement.

His Analyze This co-star, Billy Crystal, and his Silver Linings Playbook director, David O. Russell, spoke at the ceremony.

The 69-year-old De Niro cracked a few jokes when it was his turn to address the crowd, including one that referenced his Raging Bull and Goodfellas co-star, Joe Pesci.

He quipped, "Joe Pesci always said I would end up with my feet in cement.  I don't think this is what he had in mind."

De Niro emphasized the attachment he feels for Hollywood.

He said, "I'm a New Yorker.  It's where I was born.  It's where I live.  It's where I raised my kids.  It's where I started a film festival.  It's home.  But Hollywood is home too."

A rep for the theatre tells that it later fixed a typo in De Niro's block of cement -- he had incorrectly dated it 2/14/13, rather than 2/4/13.

De Niro, who's won two Academy Awards during his career, is nominated for the upcoming Oscars ceremony for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Did Robert De Niro Go All Raging Bull on Jay-Z?

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One of the world's biggest stars went toe-to-toe with one of music's biggest names on Saturday, the New York Post reports, when Robert De Niro had it out with Jay-Z at a star-studded birthday bash for Leonardo DiCaprio.

The party, held at The Darby in New York, was also a fundraiser for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which in part funneled donations to Hurricane Sandy relief.  But despite the festive atmosphere, De Niro reportedly gave Jay a public "dressing down" over the music mogul's not returning his calls.

A spy said, "Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back...Bob wasn't in any mood to make polite conversation...He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back.  It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude."

The source said Jay tried in vain to "joke his way out," and that his better half, Beyonce, even tried to smooth things over, "but that didn't calm Bob down."

The spy called the exchange "the talk of the party," saying, "Everyone was saying there's only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that's Robert De Niro.  He can be quite scary when he's angry."

De Niro reportedly was upset that Jay didn't return his calls after they agreed that the rapper would record a song for the actor's Tribeca Film Festival.

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Robert De Niro and Wife Have Baby Girl

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Robert De Niro now has a great reason to ring in 2012.

The New Year's Eve actor, 68, and his wife Grace Hightower, 56, welcomed a baby girl on Dec. 23, People reported. Their daughter, Helen Grace, was born via a surrogate.

This is the second child for the couple, who already has a son, Elliot, 13. De Niro has six other children.

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'Little Fockers' Repeats as Box Office Champ

Photo Courtesy - Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Little Fockers is the first movie to earn the top spot at the box office in 2011.  The Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro comedy was number one for the second weekend in a row, collecting an estimated $26.3 million.  Little Fockers has made $103.2 million since its release during Christmas week.

True Grit ended the weekend in second place, with $24.5 million.  The Western is now the highest-grossing Coen brothers film, having earned a total of $86.8 million to date.

The Michelle Williams-Ryan Gosling drama Blue Valentine performed strongly in limited release, raising $180,000 in just four theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Little Fockers, $26.3 million.
2. True Grit, $24.5 million.
3. Tron: Legacy, $18.3 million.
4. Yogi Bear, $13 million.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, $10.5 million.
6. Tangled, $10.01 million.
7. The Fighter, $10 million.
8. Gulliver's Travels, $9.1 million.
9. Black Swan, $8.5 million.
10. The King's Speech, $7.6 million.

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'Little Fockers' Wins Christmas Box Office

Photo Courtesy - Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Moviegoers had their eye on Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro over the holiday weekend.

Stiller and De Niro's sequel Little Fockers earned an estimated $34 million from Friday through Sunday to debut at number one. The third film in the Meet the Parents series has raised $48.3 million since opening last Wednesday.

The Coen brothers western True Grit premiered in the second spot, collecting $25.6 million over the weekend. The remake has made $36.8 million in five days of release. The previous box office champ, TRON: Legacy, dropped to third place, with $20.1 million.

The Jack Black comedy Gulliver's Travels was a flop in seventh place, earning $7.2 million since its debut on Christmas Day.

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'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Christmas comes early at your local theater on Wednesday, when two movies open nationwide.  Here’s a closer look:

* Little Fockers -- Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for the third film in the Meet the Parents franchise.  Stiller’s Greg Focker and Teri Polo’s Pam are now the parents of twins, who are preparing for their birthday party.  As usual, De Niro’s Jack Byrnes makes life very difficult for Greg.  Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand and Jessica Alba also star in the PG-13 rated film.

* True Grit -- A 14-year-old girl turns to a tough marshal for help in tracking down the person who killed her father.  Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Hailee Steinfeld star in the Coen brothers’ remake of the classic 1969 John Wayne Western.  The film is rated PG-13.

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