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04.20

MGM'S FAVORITE: ROBERT DE NIRO

MGM Channel’s actor slot on Tuesday evenings is dedicated to all time favorites in the movie business. In July the focus is set on world famous character actor Robert De Niro.

Robert De Niro, born 1943 in New York City, is with no doubt one of the greatest actors of our times. The actor, director and producer is of Italian, Irish, English, German, French, and Dutch ancestry and is often cast in roles with Italian descent. The two time Oscar© winner is known for using method acting techniques for his characters by heavily studying their backgrounds. For instance, he was following a strict diet and training a whole year in preparation for his role as real-life boxer Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull”. He later decided to keep some of his extra gained weight for his next role in
True Confessions because he was convinced that it much better fit to the priest he portrayed.

Robert De Niro deserves well to be MGM's FAVORITE in July because:

- He even learned to play the saxophone in order to give a truthful picture of a jazz musician in the 1940’s in the romantic musical
New York, New York.

- He has the undeniable talent to believably portray ruthless criminals like in
Goodfellas as well as good hearted characters seen in Stanley & Iris.

- Although De Niro will already be celebrating his 70th birthday next year he is still very active in the movie business and is shooting one new movie after the other.

Certainly these are just a few reasons to make him MGM's FAVORITE in July! Make sure to tune in every Tuesday evening to take a look at this one-of-a-kind talent and feel his passion towards his craft on your TV screen.

July 3 at 22:05 CET
Stanley & Iris

July 10 at 21:45 CET
New York, New York

July 17 at 22:30 CET

Bloody Mama channel premiere

July 24 at 22:15 CET
True Confessions

July 31 at 22:10 CET
Goodfellas
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