Taxi Driver

Young people: This movie is the reason your parents a) respect Robert De Niro’s acting, and b) are afraid of New York. Don’t even watch the trailer – it’s full of spoilers. Lavishing additional praise on this masterpiece seems unnecessary today – not only has Taxi Driver stood the test of time, but pretty much everyone involved (Scorsese, De Niro, Foster, Keitel, Brooks, writer Paul Schrader…) is still doing major film work 40 years later – leaving us to wonder how it failed to win more awards.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Screenplay by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Picture, Actor De Niro, Supporting Actress Foster

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