Time goes on. So whatever you're going to do, do it. Do it now. Don't wait.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American


Time goes on. So whatever you're going to do, do it. Do it now. Don't wait. Robert De Niro

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I think it's important to have had at least a few years of obscurity, where people treat you like everybody else.

You never know what you do that could be totally out of left field, which actually might work and give something fresh to the whole scene, to the character, whatever. If you have that with a director who then knows how to shape it, either in the direction, in the moment, or in the editing, then that's good.

I'm not a big football person at all.

You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.

One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price.

It's important not to indicate. People don't try to show their feelings, they try to hide them.

I don't like to watch my own movies - I fall asleep in my own movies.

I didn't have a problem with rejection, because when you go into an audition, you're rejected already. There are hundreds of other actors. You're behind the eight ball when you go in there.

I've never been one of those actors who has touted myself as a fascinating human being. I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality.

There's nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself.

I always go back to how people behave. If you watch how people actually behave in a situation, it's very simple and honest and contained. You don't need to use as much expression, as much feeling. Some characters will boil over, and that's another thing, but a lot of times I think you can just do very, very little.

When I was 15, 16, I studied with Stella Adler at the Conservatory of Acting, then I stopped again and went to the Actors Studio when I was 18.

Movies are hard work. The public doesn't see that. The critics don't see it. But they're a lot of work. A lot of work.

I always tell actors when they go in for an audition: Don't be afraid to do what your instincts tell you. You may not get the part, but people will take notice.