Robert Anthony De Niro Jr., an American actor, producer, and director, was born on August 17, 1943. He is recognized for his nine collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, for which he won two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Taxi Driver is a 1976 Hollywood movie directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, and starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, and Albert Brooks. Set in a putrefying and ethically bankrupt New York City following the Vietnam War, the movie follows Travis Bickle (De Niro), a taxi driver and expert, and his failing mental state as he works nights in the city.
Filming started in New York City in the summer of 1975, with performers taking pay cutbacks to ensure that the project could be finished on a $1.9 million budget. The film’s production was completed the same year, with a score composed by Bernard Herrmann in his final tally before his death; it is attributed to him.
Despite causing controversy for its graphic violence at the climactic climax and casting of then-12-year-old Foster in the part of a child prostitute, the picture was a critical and commercial triumph when it was released in theatres on February 8, 1976.
The film won multiple awards and nominations, including the Palme d’Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival and four nominations at the 49th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for De Niro), and Best Supporting Actress (for Foster).
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