De Niro proved that he could succeed on a comical front in 1983's "The Kind of Comedy," a black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. De Niro played Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring stand-up comedian who kidnaps a popular television host in hopes of making it big. The film was not a box office success, but proved that De Niro was just as capable of making audiences laugh as he was intimidating them as a gangster. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Fox)
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