There isn’t a single person on earth who hasn’t seen at least one movie starring 78-year-old actor Robert De Niro, one of the greatest comedian actors ever.
My parents remember his 1978 movie “The Deer Hunter” perfectly, as I grew up watching De Niro in the 2000s family movies “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.”
Ever since he was covered in tattoos in the 1991 movie “Cape Fear,” fans have been wondering if any of those tattoos are real.
Robert De Niro personal life and career
De Niro can easily be considered one of the greatest actors of the 20th and 21st centuries.
He has starred in several great movies such as “The Deer Hunter”, “Cape Fear”, “Meet the Fockers”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “War with Grandpa”.
As for his family, De Niro has been married twice in his past to Grace Hightower and Diahnne Abbott.
Robert has 6 children, daughters Drena, Helen Grace, and sons Raphael, Aaron, Julian Henry and Elliot De Niro.
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De Niro .’s Rich Acting and Production Career
Born in 1943, De Niro began his career at the age of 22, after joining the cast of “Three Rooms in Manhattan” in 1965.
Over the next decade, he had both minor and major roles in “Young Wolves”, “Sam’s Song”, “Jennifer on My Mind” and “Born to Win”.
His first epic role was in 1974 when he was cast as Vito Corleone in “The Godfather: Part II”, which was followed by yet another epic role in “Taxi Driver”.
Robert continued to play Vito Corleone in the 1977 miniseries “The Godfather Saga”.
The period from 1970 to 2000 was the ultimate pinnacle of De Niro’s acting career as he was cast in several major roles in films known worldwide such as “The Deer Hunter”, “Raging Bull”, “The Untouchables”, “Goodfellas” , “Cape Fear” and “Great Expectations”.
From 2000 to 2020, he starred in the comedy franchise “Meet the Parents”, “Meet the Fockers” and “Little Fockers”.
De Niro’s most recent roles include films “War with Grandpa” and “The Comeback Trail,” as well as upcoming films “After Exile” and “About My Father.”
In addition to his acting career, De Niro built a very successful career in production as he was producer/executive producer for over 30 films for over 30 years.
He was part of the production for films “About a Boy”, “Stage Beauty”, “What Just Happened”, “Little Fockers” and “The Irishman”.
Does Robert De Niro have tattoos?
Robert De Niro’s appearance in the epic 1991 movie called “Cape Fear” made his fans wonder if any of the tattoos we saw were really real.
In the film, De Niro portrays Max Cady, the thug seeking revenge, who appears with more than 10 tattoos.
Some of the most famous tattoos from this film are the broken heart on Robert’s left side of the chest, the crucifix and the scale of righteousness and truth tattoos all over his back, as well as multiple bible verse tattoos.
Are these tattoos real?
Although the tattoo is very rarely noticed, Robert De Niro has at least one real tattoo that we know of, and it is a black panther tattoo on his right shoulder.
The tattoo of a black panther often represents stamina and masculinity, as well as the ability to hunt their prey.