DE NIRO: The Word of the Month May 2011

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Robert De Niro was born in New York City in 1943. He is considered one of the best American actors ever.

De Niro is famous for playing gangsters, thieves, mobsters, criminals and boxers. He once played a saxophonist.

Little Bits:

In 1998, after being questioned by French police about his involvement with prostitutes, De Niro declared: ‘I will never return to France’.

De Niro is now serving as the President of the jury at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, in France. Welcome back Bobby D!

Fun Fuckin’ Facts:

According to his parents, De Niro’s first word was ‘fuck’.

De Niro recently phoned to support old friend Dominique Strauss-Kahn in prison and said ‘Did you fuck my wife?’

De Niro’s Cannes Journal:

May 11th: Arrive in fucking Cannes.

May 12th: What the fuck?

May 13th: Friday! Bad fucking luck. Stay in hotel.

May 14th-21st: Watch a bunch of fucking foreign movies.

May 22nd : Get the fuck out of here.

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