Robert De Niro's Best, Worst and Craziest Performances

From 'Raging Bull' to 'Rocky & Bullwinkle'

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Ugly: 'Brazil' (1985)

De Niro has a relatively small role in Terry Gilliam's dystopian masterpiece about a society drowning under comical, murderous levels of bureaucracy. But it's a doozy: He plays a former air conditioning repairman and wanted outlaw who joined the Resistance after having to deal with too much paperwork. As such, he gets to do decidedly un-De Niro-ish things like swoop in on wires and get swept away in a tornado of paper. It's a bizarre role, but he brings a level of welcome playfulness to it. BE

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