Ok, we get used to know Robert De Niro with his mafia roles. He is a master actor who can handle any role. However, there are comedy performances in which Robert De Niro took part and showed a different level of performance. Let’s see.
Midnight Run (1988)
Midnight Run is one of underrated Martin Brest movie. At first, the movie seems a standard detective genre. However, with its acting and teasing finale, Midnight Run would be one of the best movies
With his acting De niro is in his best period, while Charles Grodin should be considered as with his life’s role. In addition, John Ashton, Dennis Farina and Yaphet Kotto contribute to what makes a good movie.
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Mad Dog and Glory (1993) brings together famous actors such as Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and Bill Murray. Wayne Dobie (De Niro) is a shy Chicago Police Department crime scene photographer. But he has spent years on the job without any action. Therefore, his colleagues jokingly call him “Mad Dog”.
Mad Dog surprisingly saves the life of mafia head Frank Milo (Bill Murray). Hence, to pay his debt, Milo sends him Glory (Uma Thurman) as a return. Glory, who has to accept this offer due to his debt to Milo, will discover true love after meeting Dobie.
Analyze This (1999)
For those who is fond of Italian-American culture, Analyze This (1999) would be watched many times. Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) is a feared and well-known mob boss. His mental problems cause him to cross paths with psychologist Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal). For Paul Vitti, the psychologist is no more than a mad doctor. Vitti would like to meet him behind closed doors, but without anyone knowing.
The adventure of these two, which started with the support of psychologist Ben Sobel to Paul Vitti in unfortunate times and places, is also a harbinger of a solid friendship that will develop over time.
Meet the Parents (2000)
In the movie, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller), who works as a male nurse. He is in love with Pam (Teri Polo) and wants to marry her. However, there is one big obstacle.
Pam tell him that he has to have her father’s permission. Hence, Greg will meet Pam’s parents. As expected, the days he will spend there will not be easy.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Pat Salitano (Bradley Cooper), is a former history teacher who lost everything in one day. After a serious trauma, he was treated in the rehabilitation center. Pat’s only goal is to be a decent man. Therefore, he wants to get his job back and to win back his ex-wife Vicky.
But the situation will be more difficult for Pat than he thinks. In a dinner party, Pat gets closer to family friend Tiffany to reach her ex-wife. Offering Pat’s help in exchange for a ‘favor’, Tiffany will open a new door that will be a glimmer of hope for both.
The Intern (2015)
The Intern is the story of a man who retired but still wants to work. Following advice of employees, a workaholic and successful company owner started a new recruiting program. A group of interns will be employed to solve her company’s problems.
However, people selected as interns must be experienced and over a certain age. Thereupon, 70-year-old Ben Whittaker, played by Niro, applied to the company and the events started.