Robert De Niro is regarded as one of the best US actors of his generation. Time for a comedy Oscar!
De Niro has played some very serious roles in his film career but lately he seems to be sticking to the comedy side of things. In recent years he has starred in some popular comedies such as Dirty Grandpa and The Intern – and who can ever forget his brilliant lead role in the classic King Of Comedy?
Next up he plays a real life stand up comic in The Comedian. Grintage has announced De Niro has already won an award for the movie!
Story? An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro), has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.
On the US TV show Jimmy Kimmel the man itself talks about playing a stand-up comic.