Magazine March 5, 2018, Issue

He’s Talkin’ to You

Robert De Niro (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

When you see a headline that says Robert De Niro spouted off about climate change, you scan the article to see if Joe Pesci was also quoted about the need to increase battery efficiency for electric cars: ’Cause otherwise we’re sittin’ in the driveway like some frickinmook who can’t go nowheres.

Not that actors aren’t smart. You can imagine De Niro testifying on the impact of Uber on taxi drivers:

“Mr. De Niro, thank you for coming. About your remarks concerning the decreasing value of a medallion in the tightly regulated taxi industry — ”

“You talkin’ to me?”

“Yes, the chair recognizes

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