Robert De Niro
Now it's actor Robert De Niro's turn to engage Donald Trump in a war of words.
The Oscar-winning actor sat down with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams in a special live conversation at the Tribeca Film Fest Saturday to talk about his long career. But the political activist also spoke about current events, including Trump's national campaign questioning President Obama's birth certificate, the Huffington Post reports.
De Niro said, "I won't mention names, but certain people in the news the last couple weeks, just, what are they doing? It's crazy. They're making statements about people that they don't even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people."
In Bradley Cooper's new superhuman film, "Limitless," his character, Eddie Morra, is transformed from unemployed writer to golden boy after taking the environmental drug NZT. Co-starring is superstar Robert De Niro, of whom Cooper said, "It was everything I could've possibly dreamed. I cherished the two weeks I had him on set."
Cooper admitted he would probably do the same thing his character did if NZT were real. "Learn as many languages and dialects as I could. I have a bunch of instruments in my house that I don't know how to play, so I'd probably learn those."
They sure are! Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will receive the Cecil B. De Mille Award in January at the 68th annual Golden Globes.
In an announcement Tuesday by Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk and actor Kevin Spacey, De Niro's career achievement award was voted by the association's board of directors, recognizing the actor's many accomplishments.
De Niro has won two Oscars, for "The Godfather, Part II" and "Raging Bull," and has appeared in more than 70 films, including the classic "Taxi Driver." He'll be starring in the upcoming comedy "Little Fockers," which opens Dec. 22.
He also founded the Tribeca Film Center with producing partner Jane Rosenthal in 1988, and helped create the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001.
The 68th Golden Globe Awards will be presented Jan. 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast on NBC.
Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek is packing her bags for Doha, Qatar, to take part in the 2nd annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), beginning October 26.
The festival will premiere such films as "Stone," starring Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" and "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey. Plus, there will be a special IMAX presentation of "Paranormal Activity 2."
Lindsay Lohan, who recently returned from a humanitarian trip to India, tells "Extra" she's "grateful" to be blessed with enough to help.
Lindsay says, "I think its so important right now -- especially [because of] what just happened in Haiti -- for everybody to kind of look at themselves and look at the life that they have and be really grateful for what they have and do as much as they can... especially if they have a voice."
"It was amazing," Lohan says of her India trip. "It was really life-changing. It was a wonderful experience."
"Extra" caught up with Lindsay at In Style's Golden Globes party -- and she revealed her highlight from the awards show.
"Drew Barrymore," Lindsay says. "I just love her so much. Her speech was so genuine and I just thought it was beautiful."
Lohan, decked out in a hooded dress made by a friend, got her style inspiration from one of the music industry's leading ladies.
"I feel a little bit like Lady Gaga with the hood," Lindsay says. "I love her."
The actress recently wrapped her new film, "Machete," co-starring Robert De Niro and Jessica Alba. "I have movie coming out called 'Machete' with Robert Rodriguez, who was the director -- so I'm very excited for that."
Check out photos from the rainy red carpet at the Globes!
Robert De Niro can't get enough of Angelina Jolie.
The actor, 66, tells "Extra" Jolie, 34, is one of the actors he'd "love to work with."
"It depends on the project [who would be] at the top of my list... wonderful actresses," De Niro says. He and Jolie co-starred in the 2006 period drama "The Good Shepherd."
Also on his list? "Helen Mirren," he says.
De Niro wouldn't mind collaborating with rapper 50 Cent off-screen, he says.
"We had some good conversations, and he's a smart guy," De Niro says. "He was very smart about what he was telling me."
(De Niro says he may even try rapping. "You never know," he tells "Extra.")
De Niro also jokes about Matt Damon's weight gain for the comedy "The Informant." He says Damon didn't reach out for advice on packing on the pounds -- even though he famously put on 60 pounds for "Raging Bull."
"He knows how to gain weight. We all know how to gain weight," De Niro says. "It's easy!"
Adds Kirk Jones, the director of De Niro's newest flick, "Everybody's Fine" (out Dec. 4), "Getting it off is the hard part!"