If you’ve been looking for a leading man to play the role of an Italian over the past 50 years chances are were looking to cast Robert De Niro. He started out landing small roles in films that would be hard to find now.
He hit his stride when he made his way into The Godfather Part II. This landed him roles with Martin Scorsese. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and many more the two men collaborated on. He’s a bonafide Hollywood legend and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.