Due to the current blogathon held by Tyson and Mark over at “You Talkin’ To Me” (I have a piece on Casino coming soon) as well as the new movie Last Vegas, I though it’d be appropriate to ask what do you think of Robert De Niro’s current movies?
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, there is no actor I respect more than Robert De Niro. The man did to acting what Orson Welles did to directing. He delivers performances with such rawness that no other actor could do.
But it’s hard to deny that De Niro’s recent work has disappointed many fans. The legendary actor has over the past decade starred in many comedy duds and forgettable action pictures. While I still believe he can be as great as an actor as he once was (Silver Linings Playbook proved that), I wish he’d take more ambitious roles from strong directors. Hopefully his new miniseries will help him get back on track.
But what do you think?