Actor whose influence on cinema is matched only by the number of classics in which he has filmed, Robert De Niro now plays his image by multiplying the roles of funny grandpa. The proof in 3 comedies available on Prime Video.
My stepfather and I
At the dawn of the 2000s, as he approached sixty and his filmography included an impressive number of cinema classics, Robert De Niro began a comic turn.
After Taxi Driver, Once Upon a Time in America, The Godfather 2, Heat, Voyage to the end of hell or even Goodfellas, the actor decides to play his image in front of Jay Roach’s camera.
In My Step-Father and Me, De Niro plays a rather cheeky veteran, and above all a (very) possessive father, determined not to let his daughter abandon him for the arms of her new boyfriend.
His angry and self-deprecating performance almost overshadows Stiller’s hilarious painkiller. A comedy that has become cult and punctuated by sequences that are at the very least memorable (and it is not the cat La Guigne who would say the opposite …)
16 years after this anthology face to face with Ben Stiller (who paved the way for a trilogy) Robert De Niro shares the poster with Zac Efron in Dirty Papy. In 2016, he indeed takes the features of Dick, a grandfather who has just lost his wife, but who intends to make the most of life during a trip to Florida.
Faced with Jason, his grandson a little (much) too tidy for his taste, this man as obsessed with women as he is with the bottle will embark on incredible adventures … at the risk of threatening Jason’s future marriage.
Fights, nights of debauchery in a club, chance encounters, karaoke and other Spring break follies: while one will begin to appreciate a freedom he had never tasted, the other will discover his grandson and his family. ‘attach to this man he did not know.
Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff: this is the incredible cast that George Gallo managed to compose in Scam in Hollywood. Released in 2020, this remake of the 1982 film of the same name takes us back to the 70s… in Hollywood.
Film producer in debt to the mafia, Max Barber develops a 5-star scam. His idea ? Organize a huge insurance fraud that will make him win, he hopes, millions of dollars.
His plan ? Make a fake movie and call on a former western glory as the headliner: Duke Montana. Its goal ? Murder this ex-movie star during a stunt and pocket the insurance money. But his plans are obviously not going to unfold as he wanted …