Robert De Niro's Best, Worst and Craziest Performances

From 'Raging Bull' to 'Rocky & Bullwinkle'

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Bad: '15 Minutes' (2001)

Maybe De Niro was drawn to this tedious thriller because he liked the blunt social commentary of the premise: Two young Eastern European mobsters film their New York crime-spree and sell the tapes to a tabloid TV show. But during his heyday, the actor almost never took a role as nondescript as the arrogant cop he plays here. Writer-director John Herzfeld tries to toy with his star's screen image a little — even throwing in a scene where he talks to himself in a mirror, Taxi Driver/Raging Bull-style — but  any middle-aged movie star could've done this part. Even worse than straight-up bad De Niro? Boring De Niro. NM

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