Robert De Niro, 2008.iCons project for Elton John AIDS Foundation

When I first asked Robert De Niro to be shot for my Icons Project he said no, in the same week as Al Pacino had also refused. Strangely he then said yes, the same week that Al Pacino said yes. The shoot was done at the Dorchester Hotel in London. He was an hour late coming from Manchester and was further delayed making his way through the Dorchester whilst being besieged by adoring fans. He arrived in an old blazer and captains hat. He sat as close to possible to me, put his arm around me asking me if he can call me Andy, and for me to call him Bob. I could not shoot Robert De Niro and not do some iconic shots, especially from the Godfather. And as expected he breezed through these so we moved on to silly images, which turned out to be my favourite ones and used in the contact sheet.

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Photoshoot Details

Location : The Dorchester, London
Date        : 2008
Artist       : Robert De Niro


Giclée fine art print.


Small: 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24") | Edition: 70

Medium: 76 x 102 cm (30 x 40") | Edition: 50

Large: 102 x 152 cm (40 x 60") | Edition: 30


Each print is signed, numbered and embossed by the artist.

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Black or white painted ash frames with a matt lacquer.

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Born in New York City on August 17, 1943, actor Robert De Niro left school at age 16 to study acting with Stella Adler. He then worked with many acclaimed film directors, including Brian DePalma, Elia Kazan and, most importantly, Martin Scorsese.

De Niro's role in The Godfather: Part II (1974) brought him his first Academy Award. He went on to make several other critically acclaimed films, including The Deer Hunter (1978), and scored his second Academy Award for Raging Bull (1980).

In the 1990s, De Niro saw continued success with such films as Goodfellas and Analyze This. He more recently won acclaim for his work on Silver Linings Playbook (2012), garnering the seventh Oscar nod of his career.