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De Niro - A Life

Shawn Levy

REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists (his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr., was widely celebrated) who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restauranteur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. His many friendships with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Winters, Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, are woven into this extraordinary portrait of DeNiro the man and the artist, also adding a depth of understanding not before seen. Levy has had u

REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists (his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr., was widely celebrated) who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restauranteur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. His many friendships with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Winters, Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, are woven into this extraordinary portrait of DeNiro the man and the artist, also adding a depth of understanding not before seen. Levy has had u
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REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists (his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr., was widely celebrated) who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restauranteur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. His many friendships with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Winters, Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, are woven into this extraordinary portrait of DeNiro the man and the artist, also adding a depth of understanding not before seen. Levy has had u

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

21h 40m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:54


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:26


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:13


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:54


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:59


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:04


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:01


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:41


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:17


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:03


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:47


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:55


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:32


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:40


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:24


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:06


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:27


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:55


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:08


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:56


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:01


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:08


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:04


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:00


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:49


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:00


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:56


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:14


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:33


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:52


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:12


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:47


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:51


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:13


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:10


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:13


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:31


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:05


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:12


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:40


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:45


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:58


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:28


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:01


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:54


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:02


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:28


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:54


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:22


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:21


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:43


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:21


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:27


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:51


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:02


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:02


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:47


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:57


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:31


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:17


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:50


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:59


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:01


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:07


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:43


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:05


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:26


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:03


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:55


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:13


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:28


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:37


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:01


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:26


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:36


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:29


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:58


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:12


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:52


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:27


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:14


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:01


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:18


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:09


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:33


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:06


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:27

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