Question : Robert De Niro packed on 60 pounds for which Martin Scorsese film?
- Taxi Driver
- Raging Bull
In 1980, Martin Scorsese made Raging Bull, a film starring Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer. Robert De Niro gained approximately 60 pounds in four months to portray LaMotta in his later post-boxing years. He gained the weight by going on a culinary tour of Italy and France, bingeing on three large meals per day, with lots of pasta, meat, butter, ice cream and beer. De Niro won an Oscar for his role and Scorsese was nominated as best director, as well as the film collected 6 other Oscar nominations.