Robert De Niro Achieves Guinness World Record

DKatana10

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Not sure if CivFanatics heard about the famous actor Robert De Niro's latest awesome feat? He basically went to an old hotel bar in Manhattan with a bunch of Guinness World Record adjudicating judges to achieve something amazing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpS0yMcqvR8


I knew the guy could really stick at something and end up pulling it off well, but a world record of almost 9 hours in length?!

True genius. So this thread isn't locked because of uncertainty over 'what to discuss' has anyone got a favourite film, funny scene, character, or otherwise humorous memory of De Niro on screen they'd want to share and converse about?

Also, do you know anyone who ever attempted a world record? Would you ever give it a try yourself? Even try to beat De Niro's time by building up muscalature in the hands and forearms in order to endure non-stop action of this kind for say 10 hours?
 

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Favorite film with De Niro? Hands down 'Once Upon a Time in America'. If you haven't watched it... what's wrong with you?

As for the record... I would give up in about 2 hours.
 

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Apparently De Niro did suffer some flatulance after setting this world record, but it's understandable given the manner in which he wished to top off the endurance-heavy feat.

I'm a fan of 'Taxi Driver'. Also enjoy the portrayal of the aspirant Vito in Godfather II is worthy of the acclaim. I think with Taxi Driver De Niro managed to pull off portraying a very mundane character within the New York metropolis with effort - Travis seemed, despite the events in the movie, very 'believable'. Taxi Driver is a very 'adult' picture, but it's vintage Scorsese.
 
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