De-ageing CGI has added 30 years to my career, jokes Robert De Niro

The Hollywood heavyweight tells Margaret Gardiner about the tech wizardry that allowed him to play a much younger version of himself in 'The Irishman'

01 December 2019 - 00:00 By Margaret Gardiner

Entering the darkened suite on the 53rd floor of the Conrad Hotel in New York and seeing Robert de Niro in a pool of television spotlights makes my brain pop a bit. He. Is. A. Legend of Hollywood. Also, he famously doesn't suffer fools, so I'm nervous when I shake his large hand and he reminds me that we've met before.

De Niro's face has appeared on our screens a hundred times, most recently in The Joker. He's one of the great actors of our generation and has always had a special relationship with director Martin Scorsese, one that's produced some classic films, like Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Mean Streets...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day, Financial Mail or Rand Daily Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.