In an exciting collaboration, Hollywood legend Robert De Niro is teaming up with popular ride-sharing service Uber for a new ad campaign. However, there have been rumors circulating that De Niro would be reprising his iconic role as Travis Bickle from the 1976 hit film, “Taxi Driver”. Unfortunately for fans of the classic film, this is not the case.
According to a statement from De Niro’s representative, the rumors are false. Despite filming in London, the Oscar-winning actor will not be stepping back into the taxi driver role for the Uber campaign. Speculation suggested that De Niro would utter his famous line, “You talkin’ to me?” in the commercial, but this has been debunked.
De Niro’s representative, Stan Rosenfield, made it clear that the Uber commercial has nothing to do with his iconic Taxi Driver character. As for the details of the ad campaign, they remain unknown at this time, adding an air of anticipation to the upcoming release.
It is important to note that “Taxi Driver” was a milestone in De Niro’s career, earning him a Best Actor nomination for his outstanding portrayal of Travis Bickle. The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, tackled dark themes and showcased De Niro’s incredible acting range.
While fans of the legendary actor may be disappointed that they won’t see Travis Bickle on screen once again, they can still look forward to De Niro’s upcoming Uber ad campaign. As the details of the campaign are currently under wraps, fans will have to wait a little longer to see what De Niro has in store for them.
In the meantime, De Niro recently celebrated his 80th birthday, surrounded by loved ones. This milestone further solidifies his status as a true Hollywood icon, with a career spanning several decades and leaving an indelible mark on the film industry.
With his reputation as one of the greatest actors of our time, it’s no wonder that the news of De Niro’s partnership with Uber has sparked excitement among fans and industry insiders alike. While the campaign may not feature the Taxi Driver character, there is no doubt that De Niro’s involvement will bring a touch of class and star power to the ride-sharing service’s advertisement.
As we eagerly await the release of the Uber campaign featuring Robert De Niro, let’s appreciate the impact he has made throughout his illustrious career. Whether playing iconic characters or starring in memorable films, De Niro continues to captivate audiences with his talent and presence.