So DeNiro has been doing his thing, making movies, opening restaurants and starting the annual Tribeca Film Festival in downtown Manhattan (set up after 9/11 to help the struggling businesses in the neighburhood), with his reputation pretty much in tact. In recent years he has decided to further explore his comedic side with films such as 'Meet The Parents' and 'Analyse This', while big box office hits, these films caused some dismay to some of his more loyal fans, believing the roles were beneath an actor of his stature. He doesn't seem to care and professes he actually enjoys making these kinds of films along with the more serious fare.
Where once it was nigh on impossible to see DeNiro talking to the press about anything, now as Bob Dylan once said, the times, they are a-changing. Bobby (I feel I can call him that as it feels as though we've been friends for so many years, at least in my head!), is now everywhere and praise (rightly so) is being heaped upon him in every direction. He may even pick up his third Oscar in a couple of weeks. He very recently gave a very interesting interview on CBS News, where he even mentioned about wanting to make more films with Martin Scorsese. I would be first in line for that!! Yes, the spotlight is back on Robert DeNiro and I, for one have no problem with that whatsoever. Do your thing, Bobby!!!
Here is the Robert DeNiro interview on CBS News: