Leonardo DiCaprio has established himself as an A-lister in Hollywood thanks to his iconic roles in various films over the years. Even then, the veteran actor isn’t exempt from getting nervous on the set of his movies, especially when Robert De Niro is involved.
Leonardo DiCaprio also doesn’t shy away from portraying roles that can be considered controversial or bold by many people. After all, he is hailed as a trailblazer in many ways for good reason. He also learned from the very best in the business, especially the likes of Robert De Niro.
How Many Times Has Leonardo DiCaprio Worked With Robert De Niro?
Leonardo DiCaprio began his career in movies back in 1990 at the age of 16, when he was part of Critters 3, a low-budget horror movie. A few years later, Leonardo DiCaprio would get the opportunity of a lifetime, as he worked with Robert De Niro in the 1993 film This Boy’s Life.
In This Boy’s Life, Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed the role of the stepson while Robert De Niro was the stepfather. The film received relatively good reviews all around, getting a Rotten Tomatoes score of 76%. Many praised De Niro and DiCaprio’s excellent chemistry in the thriller film. Apart from this, DiCaprio and De Niro reunited after several years with Killers of The Flower Moon(2023), where DiCaprio portrayed the role of De Niro’s nephew.
Leonardo DiCaprio Had A Very Interesting Reaction To Getting ‘Abused’ By Robert De Niro In Killers of The Flower Moon
As previously stated, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro worked together on Killers of The Flower Moon, alongside Lily Gladstone. It is no exaggeration to say all three had Oscar-worthy performances in their roles, elevating the movie to a whole new level.
While speaking with Good Morning America, Leonardo DiCaprio was asked if his hands started shaking after getting to work with Robert De Niro again. DiCaprio admitted that his hands did shake as it was De Niro and he worked on his first major role in a movie with him, which was This Boy’s Life. Therefore, getting to act in a similar kind of role as he did with De Niro in Killers of The Flower Moon felt like home to him.
”For sure. It’s Robert De Niro. I did my first major role in a movie with Robert De Niro. Exactly 30 years later, getting to work with him again, almost doing a verison of that movie, of the abused stepchild, whose father figure has a mental control over him and is abusive. So it felt like home. Felt like an intrinsic part of my childhood and I fit right into those shoes.”
Killers of The Flower Moon has already won the hearts of fans and critics alike and is already at the forefront of the Oscars race, which will be held next year. We’ll have to see if DiCaprio and De Niro will work again in the future.