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Robert De Niro names the one film he isn't proud of

Rhiannon Ingle

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Robert De Niro names the one film he isn't proud of

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The cinema icon that is Robert De Niro has definitely made his mark in Hollywood.

Whether it's Taxi Driver, The Godfather or Casino - De Niro is most certainly not short of a whole portfolio of great roles - well, maybe with one exception.

The actor has admitted to one film he regrets making. Credit: Alamy
The actor has admitted to one film he regrets making. Credit: Alamy
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The 79-year-old once disclosed that a film in which he co-starred with fellow A-lister and life-long pal, Al Pacino, was the one that he was not proud of at all.

In an interview with Variety, De Niro opened up about the action film in question, Righteous Kill which was released in 2008.

With a star-studded cast including both De Niro and Pacino alongside 50 Cent, Carla Gugino and John Leguizamo - the plot of the film follows characters Turk and Rooster.

Turk, De Niro, and Rooster, Pacino, are two detectives who try to nab a serial killer that targets sociopathic criminals.

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Yet, the dynamic duo face problems when they are forced to work with a pair of younger detectives.

Side-by-side with Al Pacino, Righteous Kill is the movie De Niro is not proud of. Credit: Alamy
Side-by-side with Al Pacino, Righteous Kill is the movie De Niro is not proud of. Credit: Alamy

The admission came as quite a shock to fans as De Niro and Pacino's tag-teaming legacy in films like Michael Mann's Heat (1997) and Martin Scorsese's The Irishman have allowed for some of the pair's most notable performances together.

Yet, when it came to Righteous Kill - De Niro suggested it definitely knocked their golden-streak.

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He revealed that during a premiere of the film in Rome, both himself and Pacino met with fans who were excited to see the hyped new film.

The Taxi Driver actor recalled: "I said: ‘This is a great reaction, but it would be nice if they were here for a movie that we really feel proud about. Next time we’ll do one we like.'"

While the film had some traction due to the star-studded cast, it went on to received terrible critical reception landing a measly 18 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes compared to an impressive 95 per cent for their later film, The Irishman.

The Irishman, however, was a critical success. Credit: Alamy
The Irishman, however, was a critical success. Credit: Alamy
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Critics on the reviews website also shared similar sentiments with De Niro.

One critic wrote: "Nearly everything about this film is a cliché."

"There's nothing righteous about this tired and tiresome good cop/bad cop NYPD procedural; in fact, it's pretty much an abomination from the get-go," a second posted.

A third chimed in with: "The stars were handed inferior material to work with and, at best, can only make this tired plot watchable."

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While De Niro has admitted to the supposed single flop in his career, his life-long list of achievements definitely speaks for itself.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Robert De Niro

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