Robert is now 69 years old and has a new baby daughter. He has been married twice and now has six children. The age differences spread over four decades. His daughter Drena De Niro has become a big sister again at age 40. He has four of the children, ranging in age from 14 to their 30s, by three mothers. The new baby, a girl was born by a surrogate mother to De Niro and second wife Grace Hightower.
Winning an Oscar is not easy it seams for him. In order for him to earn his Oscar that he won for The Godfather II he had to learn to act in a different language. He played the young Vito Carelone and he took the young Marlon Brandon character a step further by learning a Sicilian dialect and speaking Italian through the entire film.
Robert wants the world to know more about his father too and has produced a documentary about his father’s art and life due to come out later this year. Robert admits that he never picked up a paint brush but used to practice acting as a child by being the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. That is ironic since in his adult life he mostly played tough guys like Al Capone in The Untouchables movie.