In bonus clips posted online from De Niro's first appearance on the program in 1999, the master actor reveals how Backstage helped him launch his career.
Robert De Niro
When people ask me what it was like working with some of the most famous actors of our generation – Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams – my answer is: It was amazing. It was like winning the lottery.
Robert De Niro landed his seventh Oscar nomination for “Silver Linings Playbook,” his first nod since 1991’s “Cape Fear.”