Continuing De Niro's slew of successful crime movies is 1990's "Goodfellas." De Niro tackled the role of Jimmy "The Gent" Conway, a local mobster with an affinity for hijacking trucks. The film, often considered to be one of the best in history, nabbed a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but did not take home the trophy. De Niro's co-star Joe Pesci, however, struck gold for his role as armed robber Tommy DeVito, for which he won in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Warner Bros)
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