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Robert De Niro's 75th birthday: His 10 best films

dw.com Logo dw.com | Slide 1 of 10: Director Martin Scorsese put the young actor in front of the camera for his third movie, Mean Streets. De Niro had already picked up a few other roles, but the drama about a young New York gangster marked his artistic breakthrough. The film was the beginning of a longtime and much-respected collaboration between the two.

Scorsese's cocky gangsters: Mean Streets (1973)

Director Martin Scorsese put the young actor in front of the camera for his third movie, Mean Streets. De Niro had already picked up a few other roles, but the drama about a young New York gangster marked his artistic breakthrough. The film was the beginning of a longtime and much-respected collaboration between the two.
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