Robert De Niro’s Comedies Are Stronger Because He Isn’t Funny

Who has been the best actor in the last half-century? You can make a case for a number of guys like Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, or Harrison Ford.

They have each made an indelible mark in the history of Hollywood.

But there is no way you can even have a discussion about who has been the very best at the craft of acting in the last 50 years without mentioning the name Robert De Niro.

With tour de force performances in films like The Godfather II, Taxi Driver, Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas, De Niro established himself early on as one of the most versatile, serious, and talented performers to ever appear on the big screen.

One aspect of the veteran’s career, though, often gets overlooked by all the accolades he has garnered for his dramatic roles — he has also shined as a comedic actor.

And he has

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