De Niro stole “You talkin’ to me?” line from SpringsteenJune 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Robert De Niro has confessed that his famous line “You talkin’ to me?” in Taxi Driver movie was stolen from rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
De Niro’s character recites the line to himself in the 1976 Martin Scorsese movie.
Following the success of the movie, the line also created a huge buzz and become one of the most famous movie quotes of all time, reports Contactmusic.
De Niro made the admission to Springsteen’s bandmate Clarence Clemons - who coached the actor to play the saxophone for movie New York, New York.
Clemons tells the New York Daily News, “(He) had been to one of our concerts and the audience was yelling out ‘Bruce!’ In those days, Bruce would stop onstage and say, ‘You talkin’ to me?’
“De Niro was kind of channeling him.” (ANI)
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