Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro portrait in taxi Driver

Robert De Niro (Travis Bickle) in the 1976 Scorsese classic movie, Taxi Driver.  For this portrait, titled “You talkin’ to me?”, I have gone for a side profile to focus on the mohican! This was a really powerful performance by De Niro and the film is regularly cited as one of the greatest movies of all time (although it is not for the squeamish!).

At a 40th anniversary screening of the film in 2016 Robert De Niro introduced the movie by saying “Every day for 40 ****ing years at least one of you has come up to me and said – what do you think – ‘You talkin’ to me?”!!!

I painted the background in New York Taxi yellow with their chequerboards. The portrait is acrylic 75cm x 50cm approx on canvas.

 

Portrait of Taxi Driver Robert de Niro