Monday, March 06, 2017

Robert De Niro Rolex

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Robert De Niro
Academy Award Winner for Best Actor

On Jake's Rolex World I recently covered the 2017 Academy Awards, with a retrospective on Academy Award Winners who wear Rolex, so I thought it would makes sense to take a closer look at one of the greatest actors in movie history. Robert de Niro has been wearing Rolex watches for close to five decades as seen in the images below.

Robert De Niro has stared in many famous movies and some of my personal favorites include:

      • The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
      • Taxi Driver (1976)
      • The Deer Hunter (1978) 
      • Raging Bull (1980)
      • Once Upon A Time In America (1984) 
      • Brazil (1985)
      • The Mission (1986) 
      • Angel Heart (1987) 
      • The Untouchables (1987) 
      • Good Fellas (1990)
      • Cape Fear (1991)
      • A Bronx Tale (1993) 
      • Casino (1995)
      • Wag The Dog (1997)
      • Jackie Brown (1997) 
      • Analyze This (1999) 
      • Meet the Parents (2000)
      • American Hustle (2013)  

Robert De Niro is pictured below at age 7 in a photo the looks like it could have been taken yesterday. It is amazing if you think about it, to think this little boy would go on to become one of the most talented and celebrated actors of his time.

The Deer Hunter

Robert De Niro wore a Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner in the Deer Hunter, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978...

The original Deer Hunter trailer is below, and at 2:50 into the trailer Robert De Niro's Rolex Submariner is visible.

Robert De Niro
1981 Academy Award Winner for Best Actor 

15 Minutes

It has been said Robert De Niro wore a Rolex Daytona in the 2001 movie named "15 Minutes.", but after careful evaluation I don't think it is a Rolex. It sure looks like a vintage Daytona, but I don't think it is. If you look closely, you can see the watch is lacking chronograph pusher buttons. Usually, I wouldn't include a photo like this in a Rolex story, but I also specialize in busting all false Rolex myths, so I thought I would separate the fact from the fiction on this one.


Robert De Niro costared in the movie Showtime with Eddie Murphy, and in the photos below we see him wearing what appears to be a vintage stainless Rolex Oyster in this movie.

Robert De Niro is pictured below with William Shatner

Eddie Murphy on the left with Rene Russo in the background with Robert De Niro on the right 

I could not help but notice that Eddie and Robert are kind of pointing at each other like in the photo below the movie poster.

Killer Elite

As we saw in the first photos of Robert de Diro in this story, he wore a Rolex Submariner 41 years ago in 1976, in the movie named The Deer Hunter. In the 2011 movie named Killer Elite, Robert de Niro also wore a vintage stainless steel Rolex Submariner (no date) as seen below. Ironically, this appears to be the same model he wore in The Deer Hunter. I doubt its the same watch, but definitely worth noting is looks like the same Rolex Submariner Reference 5512 or 5513.