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Robert De Niro Cries in Emotional Interview About His Gay Father: VIDEO

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We previously reported on the new HBO documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a passion project for his son, actor Robert De Niro. The documentary not only discusses the artistic merit of the late painter, but also his homosexuality. A new clip from the film, which premiered last night, highlights some of De Niro, Sr.'s diary entries regarding his sexuality.

Here is just one excerpt:

If God doesn't want me to be a homosexual, about which I have so much guilt, he will find a woman whom I will love and who will love me, or at least create an interest in women [as] sexual partners.

De Niro reveals that he discussed the issue with his mother on several occasions, but never with his father. "I was his son. I was the last to know," he says. He also mentions the dissolution of his family and his father's new life in New York City.

De Niro says he kept his father's studio intact to help his kids know what their grandfather did.

"I realized how important it is for children to appreciate the things that your parents did if they want to share them with you," he says, choking up. "Cause I regret certain things with my parents...that I didn't follow through on."

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What To Watch This Week on TV: Remembering 'Robert De Niro, Sr.' and 'Game of Thrones' Finale- VIDEO

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— Robert De Niro honors his father in Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr., a documentary premiering tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO. The film focuses on De Niro, Sr.’s art (he was an abstract expressionist painter) and his struggle with his sexuality.

More picks and clips, including one of the strangest competitions on TV,
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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 Out.com, 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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Robert De Niro Breaks Down During Katie Couric 'Silver Linings Playbook' Interview: VIDEO

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Robert DeNiro, asked about his Silver Linings Playbook role as a father whose son (Bradley Cooper) struggles with bipolar disorder, was overcome with emotion describing how he empathized with director David O Russell's personal experience with the same issues.

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