Updated: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:45:00 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Spotlight: Robert De Niro

The Godfather Pt. 2

The Godfather Part 2 (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Robert De Niro's life in pictures (© AP)
  • Young De Niro (© Rex Features)
  • Greetings (© SNAP/Rex Features)
  • Mean Streets (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • The Godfather Part 2 (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Taxi Driver (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • The Deer Hunter (© Universal/Everett / Rex Features;)
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His then entered his golden period, playing the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Pt. 2 (1974) in a defining performance which won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. De Niro and Marlon Brando are the only actors to have won Oscars for playing the same role.