Oh, it must be a real joy working for this liberal Hollywood elitist.
In what may be a sign that things didn’t go well inside, actor Robert De Niro had a full-scale meltdown on a Manhattan sidewalk on Thursday after spending all morning in divorce court, yelling at his driver over the phone for not being in the right place to pick him up.
The 75-year-old actor is divorcing his wife of 21 years, Grace Hightower, with a battle ensuing over custody of their seven-year-old daughter Helen Grace, according to the Daily Mail.
As De Niro exited the courthouse he was surrounded by photographers and the actor took the bizarre measure of covering a face known to millions around the world with two newspapers, with the help of a lady friend.
The “Goodfellas” actor comes across looking like a real goombah.
The scene was captured on camera by the Daily Mail and De Niro is seen calling his driver — using an LG flip phone!
“He’s in the wrong spot. I’m standing right where he dropped me off,” he’s heard telling someone on the phone. “What the f**k!’
“I don’t care if they chase you away… F**k. What’s the matter with you?” he says later, apparently talking directly to the driver.
“Where are you?” he screams into the phone. “You’re not in front! You’re not where you dropped us off!”
“On Worth Street! Then you’d see all the photographers here,” De Niro then says. “You’re not where you dropped us off!”
His lady friend, reportedly his attorney, then suggested they go back into the building as photographers snapped away.
“This is ridiculous,” De Niro said as then turns to walk away — the driver eventually arrives and he’s seen entering the vehicle as the video ends.
It wasn’t all that long ago that De Niro launched a profanity-laced tirade at President Donald Trump, which suggests the actor has a lot of pent up rage in him.
To the thrill of the liberal entertainment industry audience at last summer’s Tony Awards, he brazenly dropped two F-bombs to express his feelings about Trump.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 11, 2018
And let’s not forget the ad De Niro did, saying he said he wanted to punch then-candidate Trump in the face.
“Trump is so blatantly stupid,” he says, before launching into a tirade “He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a con, a bullshit artist who doesn’t know what he is talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming his society [and] doesn’t pay his taxes.”
“He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face,” DeNiro says.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 9, 2016
As for Thursday’s performance, one thing is certain, it provided for some entertaining moments on social media.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Robert De Niro using a black LG flip phone in 2019 is the most gangster thing he’s done since Goodfellas. pic.twitter.com/X0Qy4ZhFCu
— Joe Pardavila (@joepardavila) February 8, 2019
Robert De Niro was seen screaming at his driver for picking him up at the wrong location after his divorce court hearing. You’d think De Niro would have more compassion as a former Taxi Driver
— Will Presti (@WillPresti) February 8, 2019
Robert DeNiro has become the guy in the Goodfellas painting. pic.twitter.com/l0efZyizRG
— mmmm…bRisket (@LosBilbilocos) February 8, 2019
He seems almost unhinged lately.
— Em (@mocha_y) February 7, 2019
Best part of the whole article was his LG flip phone #oldschool
— Karen (@runyourplate) February 7, 2019
— Tebow Couch Potato (@TebowCouch) February 7, 2019
#DeNiro has been having daily public meltdowns since Trump was elected
— Peter J. Dawson (@PeterDawsonUSA) February 7, 2019
— Johnny Cotton (@JohnnyCotton77) February 7, 2019
Lol the raging bull. Can’t wait for SNL to make a skit about that. KARMA
You mad BRO!!!
— Nnjjeff (@Nnjjeff1) February 7, 2019
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