Some of the most celebrated — and infamous — names in Hollywood and New York City descended on a famed Manhattan restaurant Thursday night to celebrate the 80th birthday of Robert De Niro.
Leonardo Di Caprio made it to Italian eatery Locanda Verde, located in TriBeCa’s Greenwich Hotel, which De Niro owns, People reported. He presumably left the yacht he’s been vacationing on all summer in the Mediterranean to honor his “Killers of the Flower Moon” co-star. Paul McCartney also attended the bash in De Niro’s honor, as did some of “The Godfather” star’s best known collaborators: directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola and his “The Deer Hunter” co-star Christopher Walken.
Paul McCartney arrives with his wife Nancy Shevell for Robert De Niro’s 80th birthday celebration in New York City. August 17, 2023 pic.twitter.com/K6SzJUpoaQ
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People and Page Six also reported De Niro’s girlfriend Tiffany Chen wheeled his new baby daughter, Gia, into the restaurant in a stroller, while his older daughter, Drea, left a loving message on Instagram earlier in the day: “Happy 80 you know who!”
Some famous — and embattled — New Yorkers also scored an invitation, reports said. Alec Baldwin and his controversial influencer wife Hilaria Baldwin arrived together for the party, with Baldwin smiling and visibly unconcerned that New Mexico prosecutors could refile involuntary manslaughter charges against him after a new forensics report concluded that he must have pulled the trigger on the gun that killed “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Disgraced New York governor Andrew Cuomo also attended the party. He rolled up to the restaurant in a vintage red BMW, which he parked himself, according to Page Six. Cuomo is currently fending off two federal lawsuits filed by two of the nearly dozen women who have accused him of sexual harassment. The accusations led to an investigation and a damning report issued by the state’s Attorney General’s office, which prompted Cuomo to resign in 2021.
Meanwhile, other luminaries who attended De Niro’s party included Bette Midler, Uma Thurman, magician David Blaine, “Star Wars” franchise creator George Lucas and civil rights activist Al Sharpton.
It makes sense that DiCaprio would travel from Europe to celebrate De Niro’s birthday. The Oscar winner perhaps owes his career to De Niro, who handpicked him, when he was just 18, to co-star with him in the 1992 film “This Boy’s Life.” The film was the first to bring DiCaprio recognition as an actor, according to critics at the time, including Roger Ebert.
(From L) US actor Leonardo Dicaprio, US director Martin Scorsese and US actor Robert de Niro arrive for the screening of the film “Killers of the Flower Moon” during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)
Thirty years later, DiCaprio and De Niro are teaming up in one of the most widely anticipated films of the 2023 awards season, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” The film, which centers on a series of Oklahoma murders in the Osage Nation in the 1920s, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where it received rapturous reviews, and is scheduled for release Oct. 6.