When you have played “The Godfather” and starred in Casino, you must be able to cash in a few favors here and there. Robert DeNiro has managed to leverage his stardom, and his paychecks, into two lucrative business ventures that you have probably heard of before. I know, you are probably thinking to yourself,”Are you talking to me?” So, yeah, I’m talking to you.
As a native of Greenwich Village, DeNiro has been devoted to giving back to his community. Years ago he started the Tribeca Film Festival in response to the 9/11 tragedy. Today, that festival one of the most popular film festivals in the entire world, garnering international attention and attendance.
But building a business in film wasn’t the only thing this mega-actor had in mind. He also co-founded the restaurant known as Nobu, a Japanese style restaurant that is frequented regularly by celebrities and sports stars. Who knew that one of the world’s most famous Italians had a thing for sushi?