Fictional Characters

The Greatest Characters Played by Robert De Niro, Ranked


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. And if you're a fan, check out our Robert De Niro movies list.


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