i love me some robert de niro.
boooooooyyyy wasn’t he something in casino?
plus he is ( x married to a sista ) so he is all good in my book.
well who knew bobby d’s father was gay?
yeah me neither.
well bobby d has a new documentary coming out on hbo about his father’s life.
the daily mail gives a little detail on what its about…
Robert De Niro has purposefully kept his private life out of the public eye for decades but now he has broken that trend by revealing all in a new documentary about his artist father.
The new HBO documentary that premiered at Sundance Film Festival reveals that the reason why the legendary actor’s father left his mother when the boy was only 3-years-old was because he realized that he was gay.
De Niro, who was named after his father Robert De Niro Sr, narrates much of the film and reads directly from his father’s personal journals wherein he grapples with his sexuality in a less accepting time.
The two-time Academy Award winner said his father, who died in 1993 from prostate cancer, may never have resolved the issues that he had with God as he came to grips with the realization that he was gay.
Robert De Niro Sr. reportedly had an amicable split from his wife, and remained a constant presence in his son’s life as they all continued living in New York City.
‘I did this for him,’ De Niro told the audience at the premiere in Utah on Sunday.
‘I wanted my younger kids- who were born after he died- to know what their grandfather did. I even kept his painting studio intact so they could see it.’
article from: daily mail
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