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Robert De Niro Celebrates His 79th Birthday

Hollywood legend and arguably the greatest actor of all time ROBERT DE NIRO is celebrating his 79th birthday today!

When it comes to Robert De Niro, what can we even say? What can be said that hasn't been said already?

Nothing, which is why I will just fangirl over here for the next few minutes.

Feel free to join me!

Robert De Niro has been dazzling Hollywood since his first film debut back in 1968.

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However, it wasn't until his role in the 1973 film Bang the Drum Slowly that the people started to take notice of this legendary actor.

Soon after that, Robert and Martin Scorsese would work on their first of many collaborations together on the 1973 film *Mean Streets*.

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Worldwide recognition followed soon after with his role as the young Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II in 1974, which won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Legendary films that would follow include the 1976 classic "Taxi Driver" and 1979's "The Deer Hunter" which, of course, both earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

After that, nothing but BANGERS, BABY!

Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Midnight Run, Goodfellas, Casino and like a BILLION more!

What's your favorite Robert De Niro movie? Let us know in the comments below!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEGEND!