Happy Birthday, Bobby D! Robert De Niro, who's been called the greatest actor of his generation, was born 72 years ago today (August 17, 2015), on August 17, 1943. The two-time Oscar winner has played a variety of roles in his 70-odd movies over the past 40 years, but the films we remember best are the ones where he terrified the hell out of us.

In honor of his birthday, we've ranked his 11 most intimidating roles -- and added 6 roles where he was actually a quite nice, likable guy we wouldn't mind having a beer with.GOODFELLAS, Robert De Niro
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