One of De Niro’s iconic roles is that of boxer Jake LaMotta in the 1980 Oscar-winning Raging Bull. To capture the essence and look of the role, the actor had to put on 20 pounds of muscle mass by training with boxer LaMotta himself. Over his long career, De Niro has consistently shown his dedication to the craft and incredibly nuanced acting.
He first discovered his love for acting at the tender age of 10 and dropped out of school at 16 to learn from one of the masters of craft, Stella Adler. Some of his most notable works include Taxi Driver, GoodFella, The Godfather trilogy, and even The Intern. The actor has received a total of 34 nominations with four wins for Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor, and Best International Supporting Actor. He has also been honored with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement award most recently in 2020. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be approximately $500 million.