Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are teaming up again in Martin Scorsese’s 2019 movie The Irishman and De Niro is getting into the role. Playing the titular character of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran who stood 6’4 De Niro donned a pair of platform shoes in order to tower over Pacino who plays Jimmy Hoffa. A picture from filming was captured showing De Niro in the shoes and it quickly went viral.
People couldn’t get enough glimpses of De Niro’s massive platform shoes and photos from various angles highlighting the footwear appeared online. The last time De Niro and Pacino teamed up on screen was in the 2008 movie Righteous Kill and fans are looking forward to seeing what Scorsese has planned with The Irishman.
Not only did the photos spread quickly, but so too did the memes. Many humorous comments surfaced with some comparing De Niro’s platforms to goth-chick creepers.
It wasn’t just De Niro’s shoes that were big but in some of the photos his hair wasn’t just slicked back but stood up to several inches in height. One Twitter user made comparisons between the two-time Oscar winner and Frankenstein.
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In addition to Frankenstein, some thought the above photo looked as if Robert De Niro was impersonating Christopher Walken instead of portraying Frank Sheeran. Others said the look was very futuristic and thought De Niro could have been playing someone from the year 3000 and beyond.
A photoshopped image quickly gained traction depicting De Niro as a modern-day Joker from the Batman series.
Lets turn that frown upside down… He would have made a decent joker… pic.twitter.com/BLCtJYvRJ7
— John G (@madhi19) December 21, 2017
Besides Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, The Irishman will bring other celebrities to the cast such as Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Jack Huston, Stephen Graham, and Ray Romano.
Though there is a lot of Internet humor circulating regarding De Niro’s space-age Bowie platform shoes there is great excitement regarding the movie and the cast. People are anticipating this will be one of the best movies of 2019 and one of the greatest crime films in decades.
The movie is an original Netflix film that will premiere in 2019 on the network. It’s also the ninth movie Robert De Niro has made with Scorsese.
What do you think of Robert De Niro’s commitment to the character and part? Are you looking forward to seeing The Irishman when it debuts on Netflix?