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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 AM
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Poll question: Another unfair poll, Greatest Robert De Niro movie.
Obviously, I can't list all of his notable movies with 9 choices and "other." I believe most people will agree that I've listed 9 of his best, but there are obviously omissions. Let's hear what YOU think.



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Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 AM
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1. The King of Comedy
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:03 AM
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4. Definitely playing against type in that one - very good at it, too
:thumbsup:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:05 AM
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10. I love that film. Being chased through the building by security
still makes me larf!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 AM
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2. This is tough...but I have to give it to "Raging Bull"
DeNiro is simply amazing in this great film.
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 AM
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3. Mean Streets
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:09 AM
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16. Yup-that's what I was going to say
but it's really hard to choose! x(
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:12 AM
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18. Yeah
I believe Mean Streets has the first use of the term 'mook'.
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:03 AM
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5. Man I need to get out more.
I have seen several DeNiro movies, but none of the ones on your list. Guess I better hit the video store. :)
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:03 AM
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6. As a woman viewer
I hated Raging Bull... who cares about Robert De Niro when the character beats his wife or some female.... as you can see I didn't find the movie that amusing as a female.

I did like Cape Fear and Awakenings however. He is a great actor.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:04 AM
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8. Not amusing?
Um... it wasn't a comedy. :shrug:
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:07 AM
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14. Yes but I don't like to see women beat on by men
whether it is a drama, action or whatever.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:15 AM
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21. I think that was the point.
It's not meant to be a flattering portrait of Jake LaMotta -- it's meant to be an accurate one.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:16 AM
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22. I'm not trying to debate anyone here
I'm just stating that as a woman I did not feel comfortable watching the film.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:07 AM
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13. in cape fear he bites a chunk out of a woman's cheek
and almost rapes a mother and daughter in front of the father/husband.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:10 AM
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17. Yes but in Cape Fear he is always the bad guy
you never once root him on.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:12 AM
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19. that's for sure
:scared:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:04 AM
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7. No "Rocky and Bullwinkle"?
:evilgrin:
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:06 AM
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11. OK, I'll take "Godfather 2" off and put that one on...
:evilgrin:

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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:05 AM
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9. I'll go with Taxi Driver
I love moral ambiguity in art. The screenplay was inspired in part by Dostoyevsky's Notes from Underground.
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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24. Scorsese's best and De Niro's as far as I'm concerned
That movie is simply amazing across the board.

And oddly, it has a much "realer" feel to it than Raging Bull or Goodfellas -- which were both based on true stories.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:06 AM
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12. Definitely Cape Fear
absolutely terrifying.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:08 AM
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15. I voted for "Heat"
but I thought he was great in "Jackie Brown" and in "Wag the Dog."
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:13 AM
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20. Lou-is, Loooouuuuuiiiisssssss
forgot about Jackie Brown. :thumbsup:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:17 AM
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23. His performance in Godfather 2 was effortless, and beautiful to behold.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:37 PM
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25. Voted TAXI DRIVER.
The thing just crackled with tension. What a director, what a cast.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:39 PM
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26. Honestly. What's not to like about this guy.
I can't think of 1 movie I haven't liked. He carries them all, lead or not.
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