Robert De Niro's Best, Worst and Craziest Performances

From 'Raging Bull' to 'Rocky & Bullwinkle'

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Ugly: 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (1994)

Kenneth Branagh's histrionic adaptation of the classic Gothic horror novel goes all the way to 11: It's so over-the-top, so stylized, and so filled with booming, scenery-chewing performances that you kind of can't help but admire it – even though it's never, ever convincing. And De Niro, as "The Creation" (aka Frankenstein's Monster), is actually quite touching as a broken half-man aware of his existential predicament. The disconnect between his quiet pathos and the rest of the film's manic energy is distracting, though bonus points to whoever did his stitched-together-from-corpses make-up job. BE

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