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Robert De Niro Speaks Up About His Gay Father: VIDEO

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Legendary actor Robert De Niro will be premiering a documentary on HBO that he made covering the life of his father, Robert De Niro, Sr. Of the many details being chronicled, one of the lesser-known facts is that De Niro, Sr. was an out gay man living as a starving artist in SoHo. In an interview with, he speaks about "coming out" for his father and how he felt conflicted about both his passion for artistry and his homosexuality:

Yeah, he probably was [conflicted about his homosexuality], being from that generation, especially from a small town upstate. 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. Again, for my kids, I want them to stop and take a moment and realize that you sometimes have to do things now instead of later, because later may be 20 years from now — and that’s too late. 

De Niro's documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.airs on HBO on June 9th and you can watch the trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That was a beautiful interview. So honest. I have new respect for Robert De Niro.

    Posted by: Mike | May 29, 2014 8:05:06 PM

  2. Can he get any cooler!!

    Posted by: styler | May 29, 2014 8:28:13 PM

  3. WOW

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 30, 2014 9:52:24 AM

  4. Not a HBO subscriber, have read enough to know I want a copy of this documentary for my own.

    Posted by: RichB in PS | May 30, 2014 10:35:55 AM

  5. Amazing how a gay connection gives people "new respect."

    Posted by: GEB | May 30, 2014 12:37:24 PM

  6. De Niro has NEVER really needed to work. He could have lived very well selling a few of his dad's paintings every year. The collection's worth over $10 million.

    Posted by: BigGuy | May 30, 2014 5:36:17 PM

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