Does Robert De Niro Smoke Marijuana?

Robert De Niro is known for being one of the greatest actors of all time for his role in “Godfather: Part II”, “Taxi Driver”, and “Raging Bull”, just to name a few. Before he became this Academy Award winning actor, De Niro left high school to pursue acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. By 1969, De Niro landed his first star role in Brian De Palma’s “The Wedding Party”, but he didn’t gain fame until 1973 when he starred in “Bang the Drum Slowly”. De Niro earned his reputation as an actor that same year with his leading role in “Mean Streets”, which was his first film with director Martin Scorsese. The following year, De Niro received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Godfather: Part II”. De Niro continues to star and appear in comedies and dramas alike, since he proved he can make people laugh in “Meet the Fockers”, “30 Rock”, and “Dirty Grandpa”. Now, De Niro reunites with director Martin Scorsese for his upcoming film “The Irishman”.

Since his first lead role in 1969, De Niro has become known for being quite the smoker on screen, and considering his commitment to method acting, it’s possible the he has smoked marijuana before. This is especially the case while De Niro was playing the hardened criminal Louis Gara in “Jackie Brown”, he took a huge bong hit. De Niro didn’t have another marijuana moment in film until “Meet the Parents”, when his character, a retired CIA agent was listening to “Puff the Magic Dragon”, which  some believe has cannabis connotations, though De Niro’s character did not. Fortunately, De Niro isn’t a retired CIA agent, so his own personal views vary from these, which may mean that the renown actor supports marijuana legalization.


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