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Robert De Niro talks about gay father

Robert De Niro talks about gay father

May 27 2014, 5:22pm CDT | by

Robert De Niro wishes he had spoken more with his late gay father about his sexuality. The 'Meet the Parents' actor's dad - Robert De Niro Sr., a famous figurative painter - separated from his...

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Robert De Niro talks about gay father

May 27 2014, 5:22pm CDT | by

Robert De Niro wishes he had spoken more with his late gay father about his sexuality.

The 'Meet the Parents' actor's dad - Robert De Niro Sr., a famous figurative painter - separated from his mother, Virginia Admiral, shortly after his birth in 1943 to live as an openly gay man, and the star wishes he had been able to communicate with him about it more openly.

He told OUT Magazine: "To me, he was always a great artist. Yeah, he probably was [conflicted about being gay], being from that generation, especially from a small town [Syracuse, in] upstate [New York].

"I was not aware, much, of it. I wish we had spoken about it much more. My mother didn't want to talk about things in general, and you're not interested when you're a certain age."

Robert, 70, has directed a new documentary about his father, who passed away in 1993, for HBO called 'Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.', and says while they didn't have a typical father to son relationship, they were still close.

He added: "We were not the type of father and son who played baseball together, as you can surmise. But we had a connection.

"I wasn't with him a lot, because my mother and he were separated and divorced. As I say in the documentary, I looked after him in certain ways.

"He was absent in some ways. He was very loving. He adored me ... as I do my kids."

Robert also talked about how making the documentary was a labour of love.

He said: "I felt I had to. I felt obligated. It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him... It was not intended to be on HBO. It was just something I wanted to do."

 
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2 weeks ago

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs Hold Hands In Toronto (PHOTOS)

Nov 4 2014 3:02pm CST | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Robert Pattinson strolled and smiled in Toronto on Tuesday, a day after his movie Idol’s Eye was canceled because of financing issues. Meanwhile, Pattinson and girlfriend FKA Twigs were spotted holding hands in the city on Monday. See the pictures below! As Gossip Cop was the first to report, Idol’s Eye, starring Pattinson and Robert De Niro, was canceled just as production was set to get underway in Ca ...
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2 weeks ago

Robert Pattinson Can't Stop Smiling Around FKA Twigs - See the Exclusive Pics

Nov 3 2014 10:41am CST | Source: Pop Sugar

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs spent their post-Halloween weekend with a PDA-filled stroll around Toronto. The couple was spotted holding hands and munching on cookies during a walk in the Canadian city on Sunday. Robert and FKA Twigs also stopped into Luna Cafe for a meal and a chance to warm up in the chilly Fall weather. The pair, who went public with their romance back in September, have been taking their love all ...
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3 weeks ago

Sarah Paulson & Edie Falco Make It A Broadway Night at 'The Last Ship' Opening!

Oct 27 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Sarah Paulson and Edie Falco flash a smile as they pose for photographs while attending the opening night of The Last Ship on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on Sunday (October 26) in New York City. The 39-year-old American Horror Story actress and Edie, 51, were joined at the event by Alan Cumming, Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower, as well as the composer of the show Sting. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Paul ...
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3 weeks ago

Usher is Not Happy with Justin Bieber's Life Choices!

Oct 27 2014 4:04am CDT | Source: Posh24

Usher has helped Justin Bieber with his career from the very beginning but he seems to be far from happy with Bieber’s behavior lately. In an interview with Billboard Usher says that he doesn’t approve with all of Bieber’s life choices but that he still supports him.Usher has been forced to come to Bieber’s rescue several times, such as for example when a video of Bieber saying the N-word was posted online. Usher on the other ...
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3 weeks ago

Sting Debuts Musical ‘The Last Ship’ On Broadway

Oct 26 2014 10:57pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was the curtain call of all curtain calls for music legend Sting Sunday night as he sung the final song of his Broadway debut. “It’s a total novel experience for me. I’m out of my comfort zone, but very excited about it — terrified, and overjoyed to be here,” he said. As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, Sunday marked the opening night for “The Last Ship,” a brand new musical with music and lyrics by Sting. A-listers incl ...
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4 weeks ago

Hollywood Gem Cat And Fiddle May Close Doors For Chain Restaurant

Oct 21 2014 1:24am CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A famed Hollywood hotspot among both rock stars and residents alike may close its doors in favor of a chain restaurant. The popular restaurant The Cat and Fiddle is locked in a rent dispute that may spell an end after over 30 years. “We’ve got a lot of stuff that’s been with us for five, 10, 15 , 20, 25 years,” owner Ashlee Gardner said. “So, it’s a big shock to everybody.” For decades, the British pub has been frequented by celebrities and British e ...
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4 weeks ago

Edgar Ramirez, star of ‘Liberator,’ ‘Point Break’ remake, had to be persuaded to become actor

Oct 20 2014 9:54pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Edgar Ramirez thought, “What’s the worst that could happen?”At the time, he was sitting in a park in his native Venezuela with Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu weighing the pros and cons of becoming an actor.The director, who has the highly anticipated “Birdman” coming out later this month, had just finished making “Amores Perros.” He had originally offered the starring role to Ramirez, whom he had seen i ...
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5 weeks ago

Robert Pattinson Touches Down in Toronto After Spending Time with Girlfriend FKA twigs

Oct 19 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Robert Pattinson stops to take a fan selfie while making his way through the airport on Sunday (October 19) in Toronto, Canada. The 28-year-old actor is presumably in town to start work on his new film Idol’s Eye. Also starring Robert De Niro, Idol’s Eye follows a group of crooks who get in over their heads when they try to rob a pawn shop. The night before, Rob was spotted arriving back at his hotel with girlfriend FK ...
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6 weeks ago

Orlando Bloom & Kit Harington Attend The Same Event & Prove They Are Basically The SAME Man! Seriously! Look!

Oct 8 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We can't unsee this! WE CAN'T UNSEE IT! Orlando Bloom attended the Friars Foundation Gala to honor Robert De Niro and he looked dapper as always at the event... But what's interesting is who ELSE attended the event... Game of Thrones' infamous hottie Kit Harington! What got us intrigued though is that they look LIKE THE SAME PERSON! [ Related: Kit Harington Is Out Of His Element For Jimmy Choo Men! ] Serio ...
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6 weeks ago

Orlando Bloom & Kit Harington Are Dapper Dudes in Bow Ties!

Oct 7 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Orlando Bloom and Kit Harington are two super hot dudes on the red carpet at the Friars Foundation Gala held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Tuesday evening (October 7) in New York City. The event was held to honor Robert De Niro, who was in attendance with his wife Grace Hightower. Other stars at the event included Joel McHale, Edgar Ramirez, Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, Jersey Boys stars Christopher Walken and Vincent Pizza, ...
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