But as he revealed at the festival, getting to play De Niro’s son in Playbook inadvertently helped him cope with his father’s death.
For a fuller picture of just how quiet De Niro can be, look no further than this statement Joe Pesci once made to Russell: “If you don’t give him what to say, he’s not gonna say anything.”
Somehow, his audition tape ended up in De Niro’s hands; he called Cooper’s agent to set a meeting with the actor.
As the panel began to wind to a close, De Niro couldn’t resist breaking up the warm and fuzzy vibe of the night by tossing a jab at hisgreatestarchenemy .
With her cherry hair and Creamsicle complexion, Jessica Chastain possesses a classical beauty suitable for Victorian high collars ( Crimson Peak ), to-the-manor-born hauteur ( Miss Julie ), heroic archery ( The Huntsman: Winter’s War ), and parts requiring her to keep her dimpled chin cocked.
Violence isn’t the only language his characters speak, but it is the one in which they are most articulate, especially in the collaborations with Martin Scorsese, which began with Mean Streets and continue today with The Irishman (Netflix), co-starring, among others, Al Pacino (as Jimmy Hoffa!
Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper speak onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 21 in New York City.
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