De Niro Doesn't Believe In God!

Categories: Robert De Niro

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It's true -- the Oscar-winning legend no longer looks at the sky and says, "You talkin' to me?"

In a Tribeca Film Festival talk with newsman Brian Williams that I just went to, De Niro said that at age 15, he decided not to go to church anymore.

"That's not for me from now on," he remembered informing his grandmother.

"I respect religion," he told Williams, "but if there's a God, he's got a lot of explaining to do!"

Bobby was starting to sound a little like Desi Arnaz, so the talk moved on to other topics.

Here are some of the revelations:

*De Niro loves watching TV news (like Brian Williams's show). He has an iPhone and a computer, but he doesn't Tweet, not seeing the point of it.

*He's doing another Scorsese movie -- The Irishman -- this time with Pacino and Pesci, dealing with the guy who killed Jimmy Hoffa.

*He may have actually written the line "You talkin' to me?"

(Williams said the line is supposedly handwritten into the margins of De Niro's Taxi Driver script. DeNiro said that could be.)

But most importantly:

*The actor's middle name isn't Mario, contrary to what IMDb says. It's Anthony!

So don't be talkin' to Mario!


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Solomio47
Solomio47

I'm with De Niro. TRUMP is a racist piece of shit.

Melinda9
Melinda9

He's a private kind of guy.

Tintinabula
Tintinabula

Well, he said they were set to do a genre gangster film when De Niro checked into the book about the Hoffa guy and they changed gears and started working on that instead.

Not sure why that's not a genre gangster film, though.

Roy Rogers Oldenkamp
Roy Rogers Oldenkamp

Groan, another Scorsese gangster movie- giant collective sigh-- I guess, write what you think you know. Whatevs.

Female Scorsese Fan
Female Scorsese Fan

How, she asks, how can Roy say such a thing? You're "whatevs" about another Scorsese gangster film? Man, I'm glad I'm not your girlfriend - what does it take to excite you if that news doesn't?

Tintinabula
Tintinabula

I was there for the interview, where he revealed very little. You did a good job of distilling the few fascinating tidbits (though he seemed nice and genial. Poor Brian Williams had to keep injecting wisecracks to keep things lively).

rolph
rolph

I always assumed Bobby was a die-hard religion devotee. Relieved to hear this.

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