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Street Heat: De Niro undercover

April 09 2012
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Robert De Niro posed as a homeless man while preparing to play a rough sleeper in his latest film

 

Robert De Niro posed as a homeless man while preparing to play a rough sleeper in his latest film, Being Flynn. The actor spent a day undercover at an American shelter in order to gain an understanding of his character’s life.

Describing De Niro’s stay at the shelter, director Paul Weitz said: “It was interesting to see him kind of blend into the woodwork, which he did very well. He had a cap pulled over his eyes and he pretended to have a cold so he could cover up his face.”

Weitz added: “Bob likes to play real people so he was trying to get a sense of the reality there. In the shelter he observed the people staying there and their body language wasn’t downtrodden. They had erect posture and didn’t want to appear to be marks and get robbed or beaten up so that’s how he appears in the film.”

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