Robert de Niro is 5' 9½" of height and is believed as one of the greatest contemporary actors. He was born on 17 August 1943 and got the first audience appreciation for his movie “Bang the Drum Slowly”. But the golden time of his career started when he got associated with director Martin Scorsese. Niro received an Academy award for the best supporting role for acting in “The Godfather: Part II” in 1974 and six years after that, he won the best actor Academy award for “Raging Bull”. Niro is legendary for violent, psychotic film appearances and intense physical and mental preparation with thorough background research on the characters. His role as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976) has been ranked #22 on Premiere Magazine’s all time greatest 100 movie characters.