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Robert De Niro made his film debut in the 1960s, and he hasn't slowed down since. He's won two Academy Awards and been nominated for many more. He's a director as well as an actor. And the greatest Robert De Niro characters are some of the most memorable in cinematic history.

Which famous characters played by Robert De Niro are the best? Travis Bickle, the lead in Martin Scorsese's 1976 film Taxi Driver, took vigilante justice to the next level. Jimmy Conway from Goodfellas is another one of De Niro's most memorable roles. De Niro found the funny playing opposite Ben Stiller as the former CIA analyst – and terrifying future father-in-law – Jack Byrnes in Meet the Parents. Other great De Niro characters include Vito Corleone in Godfather II and Father Bobby in Sleepers.

Which Robert De Niro character is your favorite? Give the best roles a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Vito Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Travis Bickle Taxi Driver

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Jake La Motta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Jake La Motta Raging Bull

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Max Cady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Max Cady Cape Fear, Cape Fear

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Jimmy Conway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Jimmy Conway Goodfellas

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Neil McCauley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked

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Michael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Michael The Deer Hunter

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Sam 'Ace' Rothstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Sam Rothstein Casino

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Lorenzo Anello is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Lorenzo Anello A Bronx Tale

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Leonard Lowe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Leonard Lowe Awakenings

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Louis Gara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Louis Gara Jackie Brown

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Father Bobby Carillo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Father Bobby Carillo Sleepers

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Paul Vitti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Paul Vitti Analyze That, Analyze This

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Conrad Brean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Conrad Brean Wag the Dog

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Jack Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Jack Byrnes Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents, Little Fockers

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Pat Solitano, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked
Pat Solitano, Sr. Silver Linings Playbook