Perhaps it was the remake of Cape Fear with the extraordinary acting of Robert DeNiro that made me want to write about Mr. DeNiro.

Born in 1943, I suppose it is fortunate for Robert and for all his fans that he dropped out of school at the age of 16.  His incredible talent brought DeNiro
to Godfather, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and many simply great movie productions.

DeNiro employed whatever extreme tactic needed to complete a movie. For example, actually working as a taxi driver for the movie Taxi.

Beyond movies, Robert DeNiro has done well with investments in real estate and even in the restaurant business. But his real mark is that of an actor with a keen ability to bring virtually any part to life. And that takes a special person.

Today we salute you Robert DeNiro, and no doubt you are, have been and always will be an inspiration to all the young actors coming into the business....