Robert De Niro's Best, Worst and Craziest Performances

From 'Raging Bull' to 'Rocky & Bullwinkle'

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Ugly: 'We're No Angels' (1989)

Funny thing: Director Neil Jordan's much-derided Christmas comedy about two hoodlums (De Niro and Sean Penn) hiding out as priests in a town near the Canadian border is not as bad as its reputation. (This is an atmospheric Neil Jordan movie with a screenplay by David Mamet, based on a Humphrey Bogart classic – really, that's worth something right there.) It is, however, a very strange film, not the least of which is because of all the relentless over-acting of its two leads. One senses that De Niro in particular is trying to channel the spirit of Bogie, complete with old-school tough-guy affectations. (That voice!) But the result isn't so much funny as it is straight-up surreal. BE

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