Originally Posted by Mr Ehrmantraut
Probably the best acting i've ever seen.
I honestly wanted to punch his head in he was that much of a dick in Mean Streets. Was he really that good or was he also a dick in reality in his younger days?.
As for Taxi Driver he literally looked like he needed sectioning. I bet he even scared the other actors.
(Going overkill with the movie threads i know)
I don't think De Niro needed to be real bad to portray such role. He convincingly played the part of retarded in Awakening (w/Robin Williams).