Oscars 2013

Oscar Nominees: Meet My Acting Inspiration

From classic movie musicals to tough-guy stars, slide to see what fired up Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper and more to head to Hollywood

ROBERT DE NIRO

Best Supporting Actor nominee, Silver Linings Playbook
Long before he started appearing on the silver screen in films such as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, the New York-bred actor was studying screen icons at his local cinema. He tells PEOPLE he fell for acting "when I was a kid, and I used to watch Dean, Brando, Montgomery Clift."



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