The director respects what they've hired you for and chosen you for: to do the part and respect what you're doing.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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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.

Good directors can bring certain things out of you, with their intensity or gentleness or sensitivity or understanding. They can make an actor feel he can do no wrong.

There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.

The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you.

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

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.

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

My definition of a good hotel is a place I'd stay at.

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

I'm lucky that I have whatever I had that makes me have a successful career, if you will.

I spent lunchtime in a grave during the filming of 'Bloody Mama.' When you're younger, you feel that's what you need to do to help you stay in character. When you get older, you become more confident and less intense about it - and you can achieve the same effect.

I'm not a big football person at all.

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.