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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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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 Paulson Earlier in the ...
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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 including Ro ...
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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 in a short student film.“This could have b ...
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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 FKA twigs after her show at th ...
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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! ] Seriously! ...
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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 Chris ...
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New PMCA exhibit rediscovers a lost generation of San Francisco artists

Sep 30 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Off-Ramp commentator Marc Haefele.; Credit: John Rabe Off-Ramp commentator Marc Haefele reviews "An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and their Circle," at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through Jan. 11. Between the Beat Generation and the Summer of Love, San Francisco saw a singular decade of breakaway art, theater and poetry that’s now largely forgotten. Walk into the new show at the PMCA, and you walk into a glorious old row house in San Francisco’s ...
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Chris Brown Seems Earnest

Sep 30 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: WWTDD.com

Chris Brown is a known gang affiliate who probably irritates victims of gang violence yet remains conspicuously popular among the Nobody You Know demo. For whatever reason Brown has received a pass to permeate mainstream media even though he only performs at crime scenes now and nobody can name any of his songs. Its like if the guy hanging out outside the 7-11 with a backwards bandana took over hosting Late Night for David Letterman. Brown’s mom is apparently now trying to convince he ...
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