Robert de Niro & Joe Pesci

Kayla Keegan:

In 2019, Robert revealed to Seth Meyers how he helped jumpstart Joe’s career with Raging Bull.

“He was living in a treehouse,” he joked. “He was living above a restaurant in the Bronx that he worked in for Raging Bull … I saw him in a movie called the Death Collector, and I go, ‘Marty, you’ve got to see this guy,’ and blah, blah, blah … I think I met him first with the casting director, then we all went up to have dinner at the restaurant and Marty met him … and slowly, he was the one to play my brother.”