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  • -Welcome back, buddy.

  • You're in two giant movies coming out, back-to-back,

  • that everybody's talking about -- "The Irishman,"

  • with Martin Scorsese... -Yeah.

  • -...and also "Joker"... -Yeah.

  • -...with Joaquin Phoenix.

  • And is it Todd Phillips directing?

  • -Yes, Todd Phillips. -But in "Joker" --

  • Well, first of all, how was Joaquin to play with?

  • -He was terrific, yeah. He was great.

  • -He's good, right. And in the film --

  • -I don't like what he does to me, but...

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -'Cause from what I've seen, the trailer, what I've seen,

  • you kind of play -- I mean, you kind of play --

  • Well, you play a talk-show host who reminds me of...

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I wonder who.

  • -I mean, I didn't get a phone call...

  • [ Laughter ]

  • ...I didn't get any research.

  • Answer me -- was it hard to play a talk-show host?

  • -No, it was fun. [ Laughter ]

  • I wasn't happy the way it turned out, but...

  • -Oh, yeah, yeah, all right.

  • Maybe I'll only watch the first half.

  • All right, yeah, yeah, good.

  • Let's talk about "The Irishman."

  • Wow! I can't even --

  • We've been talking about this film for years now.

  • -Yeah, yeah. -The last couple

  • appearances you've been on...

  • This took a long time.

  • -Yeah, I think I started --

  • I looked at the book when we started shooting

  • about two years ago, and it had been 10 years --

  • so 12 years from now --

  • that I had started reading the book.

  • 'Cause I make a note when I read it just to remind myself

  • how long ago it was and notes and everything, so...

  • -And the book is called "I Heard You Paint Houses."

  • -Right, right. -Now, I did not know --

  • Like, if I hear that, I go -- "I Heard You Paint Houses,"

  • you go, "Yeah, I paint houses."

  • -Yeah, yeah. Well, it's a --

  • Should I say what it is? -Yeah, I think you should.

  • -It's an expression of killing somebody --

  • Being a hit man, and then I do my own...

  • I think it's repair work, too, or my own...

  • -Clean-up. -...clean-up.

  • And that means he cleans up the mess, too, and...

  • disposes of the body and all that.

  • -I did not know that at all. I was like, "Wow!

  • That's what 'I heard you paint houses' means?"

  • Like, yeah. So, I'm watching this thing.

  • First of all, so it's you and Martin Scorsese back again.

  • This is your ninth film together.

  • It's opening up the New York Film Festival this Friday.

  • -Yes. -I love that you always do

  • the festivals, the local festivals.

  • You always take care. And the Tribeca.

  • You're great with that stuff.

  • So, it's opening this Friday.

  • And I just -- To see you guys back,

  • it's everything you want in a Martin Scorsese/

  • Robert De Niro film.

  • It is every single thing that you want.

  • There's -- There's -- There's violence,

  • but there's also -- [ Laughter ]

  • There's a good story, there's good music.

  • He always throws in a little food stuff in there

  • that is very exact.

  • That thing about Lum's Hot Dogs

  • which I didn't know anything about.

  • I got to get into it.

  • Also, let's just talk about the cast.

  • You -- I'm happy with just you.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • I am so happy with just you. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • That's all I need. I don't need anything else.

  • I don't need any other actors.

  • You could just be in the whole thing.

  • But then, you got Joe Pesci back.

  • I'm like, "What?!" [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I love you and Joe Pesci!

  • I love you guys together.

  • Then, Al Pacino comes in.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Then, Harvey Keitel shows up.

  • All right. This is all the heavy hitters.

  • But I was thinking about it.

  • You, Joe, and Marty all worked together before.

  • Al has never worked with you three at the same time.

  • -No.

  • -Did you guys bully him a little bit?

  • -No, no, no. We've been talking about this

  • for many years, doing it, so I was, I mean, I --

  • I was very happy that it all could finally happen.

  • -You guys have great chemistry.

  • Do you hang out with Al Pacino at all?

  • -No, but we have been friends for years.

  • And sometimes we've hung out together, yeah.

  • -Did you ever compete for roles?

  • -Well, how can we not?

  • We're gonna be up for the same thing at certain times.

  • That would be normal. -Yeah.

  • -I mean, when "Godfather 1" was getting ready

  • and Francis was seeing a lot of actors,

  • every actor in New York was looking, you know,

  • to be in it and testing for it and so on.

  • But he wanted Al.

  • And in my case, aside from auditioning for it,

  • then I wanted the other part, the Jimmy Kahn part -- Sonny.

  • Because I knew Al was cast.

  • But he wanted Jimmy for that, too.

  • But then Al went to do "Godfather."

  • He was cast in "The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight."

  • Then I was in "The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight,"

  • so it sort of turned out good.

  • -And then you were in together in "Godfather 2,"

  • where you play a young Don Corleone.

  • Oh, interesting -- my mom and dad

  • went to go see "Godfather" in Manhattan in 1972.

  • Or maybe in Brooklyn in 1972.

  • When they left, they looked at the newspaper,

  • and the headline said "Joey Gallo Rubbed Out."

  • -Yeah. -That was 1972.

  • And that's what this film, "The Irishman,"

  • is kind of around.

  • There's so many families involved and things.

  • Get ready. It is everything you want.

  • I was freaking out. I was like, "Wait.

  • I know all these stories.

  • I didn't know Joey Gallo got hit in...

  • -Umberto's, yeah. -Umberto's, in Little Italy.

  • I didn't know any of this stuff.

-Welcome back, buddy.

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Robert De Niro Teaches Jimmy How to "Paint Houses" Like The Irishman

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