Robert DeNiro

<b>Does <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004212" title="Robert DeNiro" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/robert-deniro-PECLB004212.topic">Robert DeNiro</a> have a great role left in him?</b><br>
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Once upon a time, Robert DeNiro was the great man of American cinema. Whether it was "Taxi Driver," " <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000003275" title="The Godfather (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/the-godfather-%28movie%29-ENMV000003275.topic">The Godfather</a> II" or even "Awakenings," he was the guiding light for a generation of actors. He was beloved. He was respected. He was feared. Sometime in the '90s he started to bank on that goodwill to make big, audience-friendly comedies. It was a change of pace and we respected that. "Meet the Parents" was a hit. "Analyze This" was too. But then came the sequels and the misfires and the head-scratching career choices -- "Rocky and Bullwinkle"? Really? This year, he re-teamed with that other master thespian, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003358" title="Al Pacino" href="/topic/entertainment/al-pacino-PECLB003358.topic">Al Pacino</a> for the lame cop thriller " <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000094" title="Righteous Kill (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/righteous-kill-%28movie%29-ENMV000094.topic">Righteous Kill</a>." He also starred as a Hollywood producer in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004142" title="Barry Levinson" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/barry-levinson-PECLB004142.topic">Barry Levinson</a>'s ignored "What Just Happened?" Audiences asked, "What happened to DeNiro?" He's re-teaming with "Heat" director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003111" title="Michael Mann" href="/topic/entertainment/michael-mann-PECLB003111.topic">Michael Mann</a> once again for "Frankie Machine," so here's hoping DeNiro can wow us one more time.
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Does Robert DeNiro have a great role left in him?

Once upon a time, Robert DeNiro was the great man of American cinema. Whether it was "Taxi Driver," " The Godfather II" or even "Awakenings," he was the guiding light for a generation of actors. He was beloved. He was respected. He was feared. Sometime in the '90s he started to bank on that goodwill to make big, audience-friendly comedies. It was a change of pace and we respected that. "Meet the Parents" was a hit. "Analyze This" was too. But then came the sequels and the misfires and the head-scratching career choices -- "Rocky and Bullwinkle"? Really? This year, he re-teamed with that other master thespian, Al Pacino for the lame cop thriller " Righteous Kill." He also starred as a Hollywood producer in Barry Levinson's ignored "What Just Happened?" Audiences asked, "What happened to DeNiro?" He's re-teaming with "Heat" director Michael Mann once again for "Frankie Machine," so here's hoping DeNiro can wow us one more time.

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