Shawn Levy DeNiro A Life HB

by B84


BINDING: Hardback

CONDITION: Very good

PUBLISHED: 2014, 626p


Shawn Levy - De Niro: a life

'There s little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation, perhapsof all time--if not, in fact, "the "greatest.His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. "Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter," and "Raging Bull" all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro became known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances.

 In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent.

Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. He has written a truly engaging, insightful, and entertaining portrait of one of the most wonderful film artists of our time, a book that is worthy of such a great talent.'