In character on the set of Everybody's Fine, actor Robert De Niro offers some words of comfort to his young co-star
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Robert De Niro gets into character on the set of his latest film

7 JUNE 2008
With roles in films such as Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Deer Hunter under his belt, actor Robert De Niro has earned a reputation as one of Hollywood's hard men. But as filming got underway on his latest flick, Everybody's Fine, the talented 64-year-old showed a much softer side.

On set in New York's East Village and clutching a travelling case, Robert demonstrated his paternal instincts as he wiped the tears away of his young bike-riding co-star.

With an impressive cast including Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell, Everybody's Fine tells the story of a widower who comes to realise that his late wife was his only connection to his children. He decides to take a road trip to reconnect with each of his grown-up children and discovers that their lives are less than perfect.