Robert De Niro reveals his father was gay

By Drum Digital
29 May 2014

The legendary actor has made the personal revelation in an upcoming documentary which he “felt obligated” to make.

The legendary actor has made the personal revelation in an upcoming documentary which he “felt obligated” to make about the late artist Robert De Niro Sr., who died 21 years ago after a bout with cancer, reports radaronline.com

“It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him,” the Taxi Driver star told OUT magazine, admitting a pang of regret over the wall of silence surrounding his patriarch, says radaronline.

“I was not aware, much, of it. I wish we had spoken about it much more — my mother didn’t want to talk about things in general, and you’re not interested when you’re a certain age.”

The actor, whose parents split when he was just 3-years-old, said he figured his father probably had inner turmoil over his sexuality, due to the social climate of his day, “being from that generation, especially from a small town upstate", reports the gossip site. -radaronline.com

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