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How To Take Robert De Niro’s Photo

by | 10th, November 2013

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BRIAN Appleyard interviews Robert De Niro, in London to plug his new film. The Family.

My private mission is to take his photograph. Big stars are funny about such things they usually need their image doctored by trusted retouchers, Photoshop jockeys but not, I have persuaded myself, really big stars, the ones who are too big to care. I don’t know what he will say when I ask: Travis Bickle’s “You talkin’ to me?”, from Taxi Driver, perhaps. I’ll leave it to the last minute.

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“How’s your health?” I ask nervously. He had prostate cancer in 2003. “It’s fine,” he says, touching some pricy Dorchester wood. “I’m going to make it. I’m sure we can make it.”

The time has come.

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