One of the most highly regarded actors in history, Robert De Niro has made a career out of portraying hardened, intense characters. What is De Niro’s zodiac sign and does it tell us anything more about him?
Robert De Niro is a Leo, born August 17, 1943. Leos comprise part of the Fire element, associated with being creative and passionate. They are often the center of attention. The sign is also associated with theater, very appropriate for one of the great actors in American Cinema.
For more information on the defining traits of a Leo and whether or not these apply to Robert De Niro, read on.
Leos are born between July 23 and August 22 and the sign belongs to the Fire element of the zodiac, ruled by the Sun. As with any sign, there are both strengths and weaknesses associated with being a Leo.
Their strengths are that they are often generous, cheerful, humorous, warm, passionate, and creative. Conversely, they can be stubborn, lazy, inflexible, arrogant, and inflexible.
Again, as with any other sign, they are associated with certain likes and dislikes. Leos like being admired, bright colors, being sociable, and the theater. They dislike feeling undervalued, facing difficult realities, and being ignored.
Strength of personality and charisma are thus defining traits for a Leo, making them natural-born leaders, and they possess the willpower to accomplish anything they decide to pursue. It is easy to see why Leo is represented by the Lion.
Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943, making him just a Leo by five days. While astrological signs shouldn’t be taken as defining concrete personality traits, it can be interesting to look at whether or not they correlate with the people born under them.
If drive, passion, and confidence are at the forefront of the Leo, it’s fair to say that one of Hollywood’s great actors can be strongly associated with these traits.
De Niro, at least in public, seems to lack the exuberance and extroverted personality of a Leo, however, it’s possible that these traits have instead manifested themselves in his acting performances. De Niro dominates the screen in films such as “Raging Bull”, a role that is defined by often misguided rage and passion.
Communication is a key feature of De Niro’s birth sign, able to convey thoughts and feelings on every level via speech, facial expression, and physical gestures. Again, it’s easy to associate these traits with a multi-time Academy Award-winning actor.
Leos are expected to have an aggressive aspect, whether this manifests as a negative trait or simply possessing the ambition and drive to pursue their dreams
De Niro has always possessed the confidence and strength of will to chase his desired roles and reject those that didn’t interest him (he was prepared to turn down “Raging Bull” until a chance encounter with Jake LaMotta changed his mind).
De Niro’s birth is also strongly associated with creativity, which can be outwardly expressed in many different forms. This expression could take the form of writing, crafts, painting, or many others.
However, as Leo is also associated with the theater, it seems natural that De Niro should express this trait through his many memorable acting performances. It’s also no surprise that De Niro chose an artistic path in life, given that both his parents were painters.
He had the confidence to look at other actors, in his youth, and question why he shouldn’t enter their career, as he felt he would be able to do it better than many already working in the industry.
While we don’t know Robert De Niro well enough to assess whether or not his personality is in line with the defining Leo traits, his passionate, combustible performances on the screen are enough to tell us that he knows how to effectively channel them.