It's common knowledge that prominent actors and directors approach interviews, especially on television, with some caution. Over twelve years, presenting more than 200 of the most illustrious stars of film, theatre, television and music, 'Inside the Actors Studio' has earned the reputation of being a forum where guests can speak fearlessly, openly and honestly about the things that matter most to them: their craft and the crucial events of their lives and careers that shaped them as people and artists. Robert De Niro is universally acknowledged to be one of the two or three leading actors of his generation. The astonishing range of his work, from his early triumphs in 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull' to the terrifying menace he brought to 'Cape Fear', 'The Untouchables', 'Goodfellas' and 'The Godfather Trilogy', the moving portrait he created in 'Midnight Run' and the hilarity of his performances in 'Analyze This' and 'Meet the Parents' attest to the limitless horizons of the talent his peers have recognised and honoured with two Academy Awards. Famous for being as protective of his privacy as of the integrity of his performances, this pillar of the Actors Studio ended years of personal silence when he brought his matchless experience and penetrating insights to the worldwide stage of 'Inside the Actors Studio'.