Actor Robert De Niro is shown in the title role in the 1976 movie "Taxi Driver."
Director Martin Scorsese acknowledges the proper grammar of Robert De Niro's famous line in the movie "Taxi Driver," which he directed, during a skit as he is honored by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals as their Man of the Year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 13, 2003.
Actress Jane Fonda, waving to fans, and De Niro arrive for the Brandie Schieb Children's Fund in Woodbury, Conn., July 29, 1988. The benefit was for children with birth defects due to Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
De Niro jokingly raises his hand in a "no pictures" gesture toward a photographer at Studio 54 in New York City in this 1979 photo.
De Niro portrays boxer Jake La Motta, overweight and out of condition after winning and losing boxing's Middleweight Championship, in the movie "Raging Bull." De Niro was said to take Method acting to the extreme by putting on weight for the role.
De Niro holds his best actor Oscar for "Raging Bull" at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., March 31, 1981.
De Niro waves to the crowd during the 164th commencement of New York University in New York, May 16, 1996. De Niro was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the university.
John F. Kennedy Jr., left, greets De Niro at the presentation of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal to De Niro by the Municipal Art Society of New York, March 4, 1997, in New York. The medal was presented for extraordinary efforts toward the presentation of New York City's historic neighborhoods.
De Niro smiles during a press conference for his new film "Wag The Dog" in Berlin, Feb. 21, 1998. The film was competing for the "Golden Bear" at the 48th International Film Festival. De Niro critized the actions of the French police, who burst into his Paris hotel room to bring him in for questioning about a call girl ring.
De Niro, left, and Edward Burns, right, pose for photos at the premiere of their movie "Fifteen Minutes," March 1, 2001, in Los Angeles.
De Niro announces the creation of a film festival at the Tribeca Film Center in downtown New York, Dec. 6, 2001.
Nick Wells (De Niro) is ready to retire from crime. He'll settle down with his girlfriend, and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max (Marlon Brando), his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him in the 2001 film, "The Score."
De Niro poses with actor Billy Crystal in a scene from their comedy, "Analyze That," a sequel to the popular "Analyze This."
De Niro, left, reads the names of those killed in the World Trade Center attacks, during a memorial service, Sept. 11, 2002, at ground zero in New York. Person standing at right is unidentified.
De Niro, right, and Billy Crystal, behind De Niro, sign autographs at MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 4, 2002. The actors were visting the base before premiering their new movie "Analyze That" for the troops.
DeNiro, right, and Billy Crystal share a joke at the premiere of "Analyze That," Dec. 2, 2002. De Niro reprises his role as mob boss Paul Vitti from the 1999 hit "Analyze This," with Crystal as Paul's neurotic therapist, Ben Sobel.
De Niro speaks at a news conference announcing the opening of the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, May 6, 2003, in New York. The festival takes place in various locations throughout lower Manhattan.
De Niro, left, and Saturday Night Live's Jimmy Fallon, engage in a little comedy at the Tribeca Film Festival concert, May 9, 2003, in New York.
De Niro, right, accepts 31st American Film Institute Life Achievement Award from director Martin Scorsese at the Kodak Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, June 12, 2003. Scorsese directed De Niro in the films "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas." The tribute was taped for broadcast on the USA Network.