There’s little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation، perhaps of all time--if not، in fact، the greatest.
His work، particularly in the first 20 years of his career، is unparalleled. Mean Streets، the Godfather Part II، Taxi Driver، the Deer Hunter، and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike، displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen.
De Niro became known for his deep involvement in his characters، assuming that role completely into his own life، resulting in extraordinary، chameleonic performances.
Hardcover: 608 pages Author: Shawn Levy Publisher: Crown Archetype; First Edition edition (October 28، 2014) Language: English Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.9 x 9.5 inches
About the Author Shawn Levy is the author of six previous books، including the New York Times bestsellers Rat Pack Confidential and Paul Newman: A Life. He served as film critic of The Oregonian from 1997 to 2012 and is a former senior editor of American Film and a former associate editor of Box Office. His work has appeared in the New York Times، the Los Angeles Times، the San Francisco Chronicle، The Guardian، The Independent، Film Comment، Movieline، and Sight and Sound، among many other publications. He lives in Portland، Oregon.
Editorial Reviews “[A] thorough، measured، fact-filled، 600-page، movie-by-movie، girlfriend-by-girlfriend study that is right up a movie geek’s alley.” –New York Times Book Review
"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume." –Kirkus Reviews، starred review
“‘De Niro' is impressive، fair-minded، and doesn't shrink from tough questions....[It’s] jam-packed with insight، anecdotes، and trivia about [De Niro’s] films.” –Christian Science Monitor
“De Niro: A Life is likely as close as anyone can get to figuring out just who the star of “Goodfellas” and “Raging Bull” is in private، and the author’s respectful tone and preference for art over scandal would likely please the book’s subject…[A]n addictive read.” –The Oregonian
“[A] well-researched biography.... Making good use of the scripts، working notes، and a copious collection of props and clothing in the De Niro archive at the University of Texas in Austin، Levy creates a portrait of a private man who seems to depend on the creation of characters to sustain himself.” –Washington Post