Robert De Niro Talks Friendship with Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have worked together in several films, the last one being The Irishman
The Irishman does one hell of a job of bringing together Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in a storyline which has been nominated for 10 Oscars and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. The movie, which was release on Netflix, portrays mob drama, where Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) goes on to work for the crime family of Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). Sheeran’s rise through ranks to become the top hit-man which brings him to meet Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) and the story twists and turns from there onwards. De Niro is at the centre of it all and he believes the director of The Irishman, Martin Scorsese, is a friend for life.
De Niro was talking about Scorsese in this week’s issue of People magazine. “I consider myself very lucky to have that long of a relationship with him,” De Niro tells People about the director who casted him for the very first time in 1973’s Mean Streets. “I can’t imagine my life without it.” The two have worked together of nine movies which include 1976’s Taxi Driver, 2015’s The Audition, 1991’s Guilty by Suspicion, 1980’s Raging Bull, 2012’s Casting By, 1982’s The King of Comedy, Mean Streets and 2004’s Shark Tale. The Irishman is the ninth installment where the duo has appeared together.
“Doing this film [The Irishman] was so special for all of us no matter what happened,” De Niro said. “The good reception is the icing on the cake.” Moreover, De Niro also talked about the qualities that he admires in Scorsese. “Marty is very sensitive about people and actors. He takes what actors give him and uses it,” he says. “He is aware and well-informed about things and likes to read stuff. Directors have to be well-rounded in many facets of life. He’s really great.”