Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of our generation. He has been in many films in his 52 year career, but two of these stand out as his finest. Some of the best Robert de Niro movies are Taxi Driver and The Godfather II. In these films De Niro, shows an acting range that is unmatched in modern cinema and that is why these are his two best.
Taxi Driver is a movie in which De Niro plays the troubled Travis Bickle. In the film, Bickle navigates 1970’s New York City in taxi cab. De Niro plays the character with such authenticity, that he would be associated with Bickle for most of his career. The character was a honorably discharge US Marine, and the film explored many of the issues facing veterans after they return home from combat.
De Niro’s other best movie is The Godfather II. In this film De Niro plays a young Vito Corleone, and he lords over some mobsters with pretty unique mafia names. The film highlights Vito’s ascension from Sicilian immigrant to a powerful New York City mafia boss. De Niro received widespread acclaim for his performance and this film is regarded as one of the best in the history of cinema.
Even though these two films are De Niro’s best, he has been in array of other films that are highly regarded throughout the cinematic world. Including the famous criminal vs police movies like Heat. He is one of the greatest actors of his generation and of all time. These two films, however, are a great place to start when speaking about De Niro’s talent.