Robert De Niro explains how they de-aged him for ‘The Irishman’
If ever there was someone suited to playing a character whose age spans half a century over the course of one movie, it’s Robert De Niro. The guy’s already had plenty of practice literally transforming for a role, with Raging Bull, where he completely changed his physical appearance in order to portray boxer Jake LaMotta.
In Martin Scorcese’s new movie The Irishman, though, he at least got a helping hand from technology.
“It took a lot of work to do,” De Niro tells Jimmy Fallon in the clip above, with a rare chuckle. “I’m happy, because maybe it’ll extend my career another 30 years.”
Fallon proceeds to hold up stills that show a de-aged Robert De Niro playing alleged mafia hitman Frank Sheeran in his thirties — right the way through to an older De Niro playing the same guy in his eighties. Read more…More about The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Robert De Niro, The Irishman, Entertainment, and Celebrities