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So! There I was, minding my own business when life threw me a bone – A Robert DeNiro shaped bone.

THE Robert DeNiro – The Bobby Dazler himself!

Godfather Part 2. Raging Bull. Taxi Driver. Deer Hunter. Goodfellas. King of Comedy…
If movies were a religion, this guy would be about as close to Jesus as you could expect to find!
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The squinty-eyed, incomparable movie messiah does notoriously few interviews these days; so imagine my surprise when, wandering haplessly between tube stations, I got a call asking me to chat to the guy.
Needless to say, piece of me squealed like a little girl (for context, that piece of me was, in fact, my mouth !!)

DeNiro was sitting for a rare press junket alongside co-star (and fellow Oscar winner-no less) Anne Hathaway, to promote their new movie, ‘The Intern’.
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Now for the record, the film is like many DeNiro outings in recent years, warm, relatively funny and cripplingly unremarkable – but this wasn’t about dwelling on whichever second rate movie the guy was turning his first rate hands to.This was about me, a plasticine faced Northern nobody, coming face to face with the man who turned the simple question “You talkin to me?” into an international catch phrase. The man that asked if Ben Stiller could milk his nipples without so much of a snigger.
What-a-pro.
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The interview itself??
It was ok, I’ve had better, I’ve had worse. Truthfully I spent most of it hoping my brain wasn’t going to melt through my ears and trying to take as many mental notes as possible for future anecdotal purposes. Regardless, I’m going to be dining out on this forever!
**nerdy thumbs up
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Oh yeah, I met Ed Sheeran too.
What. A. #Lad!
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I’m going to stop horrible bragging now.
In’a bit. x