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Quentin Tarantino on Robert De Niro

Quentin Tarantino discussing the work of Robert De Niro back in 1994

Back in March 1994 Quentin Tarantino did an interview for a Channel 4 TV series called Cinefile where he talked about the career of Robert De Niro.

He makes many astute observations about the actor’s career, discussing his performances in landmark films like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull and Once Upon a Time in America.

Here is the show in 3 parts.

N.B. Note Tarantino’s comments towards the end which highlight the decline in the quality of De Niro’s choices during the 1980s which only got worse in recent years with appearances in The Adventures of Rocky and BullwinkleMeet The Fockers and Righteous Kill. There is also a moment where he anticipates the team up of Pacino and De Niro in Heat.