Born Robert De Niro, Jr.
August 17, 1943 (1943-08-17) (age 66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Diahnne Abbott (1976 – 1988)
Grace Hightower (1997 – present)
De Niro is acting in the role of a mobster in Paramount Pictures' upcoming movie, Frankie Machine. He announced that he would appear in Martin Campbell's film version of the classic BBC crime series Edge of Darkness in 2010 alongside Mel Gibson, but, just after he arrived to begin shooting, De Niro walked from the set due to creative differences. He was then replaced by Ray Winstone.
Tribeca continues to develop Little Fockers and The Undomestic Goddess for Universal Pictures, and Frankie Machine at Paramount, with Michael Mann attached to direct and De Niro to star. De Niro is currently attached for the lead role in The Dark Fields, a suspense thriller directed by Neil Burger.
De Niro has reportedly signed with ESPN Films to play football coach Vince Lombardi in a feature film portraying Lombardi's coaching career. Plans call for the film to debut in January 2012, on the weekend before the 2012 Super Bowl.