10 times Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese's collaborations spelled magic on screen: From Taxi Driver to Casino
Take a look at the 10 cinematic brilliant films which speaks volumes of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese's dream collaboration.
Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro
That director par extraordinaire Martin Scorsese and acting legend Robert De Niro’s collaborations were always a cinematic brilliance is known to all. Their association goes back to 50 long years during a span of which they have worked together in 10 delectable movies. These films have been a treat for every cinema enthusiast out there. Let us take a look at these projects where Martin and Robert spilled magic together onscreen.
Killers Of The Flower Moon (2023)
This 2023 revisionist crime drama is based on the brutal killings of the members of the Osage tribe during the 1920s when oil was discovered in their land. The movie marks Scorsese and De Niro’s 10th collaboration. Robert will be seen in a grey shade as one of the conspirators of the murders. It also stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.
Taxi Driver (1976)
The movie is considered one of the most impactful and riveting works of the duo. De Niro played Travis Bickle, a Vietnam War veteran with PTSD who now works as a taxi driver. His exposure to the world of crime and violence only spirals his mental health.
The film is considered to be one of the most dangerous and violent mafia movies to date. It revolved around the rise and fall of the mafia empire in Los Angeles. It also starred Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci in the lead roles.
This Martin Scorsese film is often compared to the likes of Godfather. Robert played Jimmy Conway, a psychopathic and powerful mob figure who is ever ready to kill. The movie and its character also inspired an entire Saturday Night Live skit.
The Irishman (2019)
This film marked Robert and Martin’s collaboration after several years. De Niro played a mafia and hitman for Al Pacino’s character. His character is ultimately faced with a task to eliminate his own employer.
The King Of Comedy (1982)
The movie had Robert play an aspiring stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin who will do anything to secure a gig in a popular TV host’s show. It is hailed as one of the most hauntingly impactful satirical dark humor flicks. The male protagonist becomes so fame-hungry that he can even resort to crime and violence.
Raging Bull (1980)
Robert De Niro essayed the real-life character of mentally troubled boxer Jake LaMotta. He shares a disturbed relationship with his wife. The frustrations of the same result in him showing abnormal rage and violence in the boxing ring.
Cape Fear (1991)
Robert played one of the most repulsive and terrifying antagonists in this horror-noir flick helmed by Scorsese. He essayed a con who gets released from prison and starts raising havoc in the life of a criminal defense attorney (Nick Nolte) who had desperately lost his case knowing that his client was guilty. From raping his target’s love interest to seducing his daughter to exact revenge, De Niro’s Max Cady does it all.
Mean Streets (1973)
Even though Robert was not the main character in the movie, he managed to steal the show with his stupendous portrayal of Johnny Boy. He is a disturbed gambler prone to impulsive behavior due to his debts to dangerous people. This one will always be special since it was his first collaboration with Martin.
New York New York (1977)
This Robert DeNiro and Liza Minnelli starrer revolved around complicated relationships. It was one of the first musicals of Robert and Scorsese together. It revolved around one’s tryst with fame and success.