Months ago I sat down in the living room with mama to watch a movie that starred Robert De Niro. The movie was called Taxi Driver, maybe you’ve heard of it, and the only reason I wanted to see it was because it had Mr. De Niro in it. All I knew then was that he was a good actor so the movie must be good too. I had no idea what it was going to be about which is why I didn’t know what was in store for mama and I.
After watching it, two things happened; my mind was blown away by how great it was and secondly, I knew that Mr. De Niro wasn’t just a good actor, he is a great one. If you’ve not seen it, that is where the line “You talkin’ to me?” comes from. I learned that Mr. De Niro improvised it during the filming of the movie. It is the best film Robert De Niro has been in and a month ago I thought I’d watch a little movie called Raging Bull to see what it’s about, maybe you’ve seen it.
Now the reason this is important to me is because I’m studying on becoming a professional actor. I’m not just going to be a regular actor, I’ll be a method actor. Method acting is when an actor bases his character on himself and from his memory. It’s like he becomes the character by asking himself “What would I do?” or “How would I feel?” and uses memories from his life to put himself as the character. I also read online that the reason Mr. De Niro started acting was because he was shy. Well so am I, which is partly why I started too. Many actors use it such as Robert De Niro, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Lee Strasberg, and many others. Basically some of the greatest actors use it and have become my inspiration. They have made me strive becoming a great actor with the Oscars (even though I sometimes think they’re a joke), the one people talk about and not for the wrong reasons or gossip but because of my talent, the one who will go down in acting history and even be compared to Mr. De Niro himself, maybe even the great Mr. Brando.
These actors I’ve seen on the tv or movie screen have influenced me and they don’t even know me. So if by any chance you’re reading this Mr. De Niro, I’d like to thank you for showing me that you’re a man of many characters and for helping me learn that when I accomplish my life goal, it’ll be the best damn feeling ever. You've taught me that I have to work for what I want. I’ll be sure to formally thank you in my acceptance speech for when I win the Academy Award for Best Actor.