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  1. Robert De Niro Discusses his Gay Father in New Documentary

    In a new HBO documentary, the actor tells the story of his father, an openly gay artist who passed away in 1993. The Oscar-winner describes feeling “obligated” to make a documentary about Robert De Niro Sr. To represent his father’s life and his Matisse-inspired works, De Niro reads excerpts from the painter’s diary which reveal a complex, sensitive and loving man. While he is well known for playing the tough guy, the star becomes visibly emotional in the new feature, expressing hope that his dad’s story can inspire others.

    Sources: OUT, New York Daily News

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