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Robert De Niro

The second big-time birthday for today comes for two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, who turns 68. De Niro has always by synonymous with great acting, and although he's dropped a little bit in the past decade or so, there's really no denying his presence on-screen. He's appeared in so many iconic films and has portrayed so many iconic roles that this was one of the more difficult lists for me to make. His consistent collaboration with Martin Scorsese alone would have made this an interesting group of films, but because his reach has extended so far, I had to increase De Niro's list to ten films rather than my usual five. Robert De Niro is a giant among men in the world of acting, and he should be treated as such. So join me as I celebrate the life and the birthday of one of the greatest actors ever to grace the silver screen!

10. Al Capone
The Untouchables (1987)

9. Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale
Backdraft (1991)

8. David 'Noodles' Aaronson
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

7. Jack Byrnes
Meet the Parents (2001)

6. Neil McCauley
Heat (1995)

5. James 'Jimmy' Conway
Goodfellas (1990)

4. Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
Casino (1995)

3. Vito Corleone
The Godfather: Part II (1974)

2. Leonard Lowe
Awakenings (1991)

1. Travis Bickle
Taxi Driver (1976)

2000: Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

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