Friday, January 15, 2016

De Niro A Life by Shawn Levy

Although not what I would consider a movie "buff", I've always enjoyed a good movie.  In addition, I find people fascinating.  Put those two factors together, having the opportunity to read a biography about a well-know actor was right up my alley.

I believe that the author did a fantastic job of recounting Mr. DeNiro's resume.  The amount of effort that Mr. DeNiro puts into preparing for a role has, I'm sure, been the secret to his incredible success.  Many of his earlier movies I have not seen, so the synopsis for each was informative, as was his choices in investments and contributions.

In my opinion, by the end of the book I really felt that I did not know much about the man himself.  I believe the author has done the best he could with the information he had given Mr. DeNiro is a very private man, but it seemed to me that I learned more about Mr. DeNiro's "supporting cast" than the man himself.

With that said, I would highly recommend this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.