DeNiro plays Don in this comedy directed by Justin Zackham. Don and Ellie, long divorced, have three children, one of whom was adopted from Colombia. After he is engaged, he informs Don and Ellie that his birth mother doesn’t know and wouldn’t approve of their divorce. They agree to pretend to still be married to appease her when she comes for the wedding. Co-starring Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams.
I thought it was interesting. I liked the character. I liked Justin, the director. And they were getting certain people. Diane Keaton, I was hearing that she was going to be in it, and I thought that would be great.
De Niro is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 85th Academy Awards for portraying Patrizio “Pat Sr.” Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook.
I am very pleased that the Academy has chosen to honor the many individuals who were a part of Silver Linings Playbook.
DeNiro nabs the Best Actor win at the Academy Awards for his portrayal of the life and death of middleweight boxer Jake La Motta in Martin Scorcese’s biopic Raging Bull. DeNiro:
I want to thank everyone. Since it’s said so often, but it’s true and it’s…what can I say? I want to thank . . . . Vickie La Motta and all the other wives, and Joey La Motta even though he’s suing us. I hope that settles soon enough so I can go over to his house and eat once in a while.
DeNiro plays Jake La Motta, a middleweight boxer and portrays his violent journey through life. This biopic is directed by Martin Scorsese and co-stars Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty.
It was sent to me by Pete Savage who was very helpful in getting the whole thing started and very helpful in getting me trained with Jake and Jake was one of the associate producers and something about the story interested me.