FOLKS, MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT IS
A TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER AND ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO “THE LATE
SHOW,” ROBERT De NIRO. ♪ THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN ♪ THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN ♪
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>>IS THIS MINE?( CHEERS )
>>Stephen: ROBERT De NIRO. HOW ABOUT THAT? HOW ABOUT THAT?( APPLAUSE )
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>>Stephen: SO GLAD– I’M SO
GLAD– I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK.>>I’M GLAD TO BE BACK.>>Stephen: ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE
YOU. I’M ESPECIALLY GLAD TO HAVE YOU
BACK BECAUSE THERE’S A QUESTION I’VE REALLY BEEN WANT WANTING TO
ASK YOU AND THAT’S HOW YOU DOING? HOW YOU DOING TOUGH GUY?>>I’M DOING OKAY.>>Stephen: YOU’RE DOING ALL
RIGHT? GOOD TO HEAR IT. NOW, WE’RE TAPING THIS ON A
TUESDAY, AND WE’RE ROLLING IN IN ON A FRIDAY. PEOPLE WAPPING AT HOME RIGHT
NOW, IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT. THE MUELLER REPORT, SUCH AS IT
IS, WHAT WE GET TO SEE– WHAT WE GET TO SEE COMES OUT ON THURSDAY
MORNING SUPPOSEDLY.>>RIGHT, RIGHT, SUPPOSEDLY.>>Stephen: SUPPOSEDLY. PEOPLE OUT THERE KNOW THINGS
ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT AND OUR PRESIDENT THAT WE DON’T KNOW
YET.>>RIGHT, AND WE WON’T KNOW
THEN, EITHER.>>Stephen: WE DO KNOW BUT,
Y,YOU KNOW– WE’VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD GUESS. WHO KNOWS? YOU PLAY ROBERT MUELLER OVER ON
“S.N.L.”>>YES. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: YOU CALL THAT– YOU RECENTLY CALLED PLAYING
MUELLER, YOU CALLED THAT A CIVIC DUTY.>>YES.>>Stephen: WHY– WHY– WHY DO
YOU SAY THAT, SIR?>>I HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO SAY
IT, I GUESS. IT’S A CIVIC DUTY. IT’S MY OBLIGATION. MY CIVIC OBLIGATION TO PLAY
MUELLER.>>Stephen: BECAUSE– THAT’S
THE CLOSEST– THAT’S CLOSEST WE’VE GOTTEN TO HEARING WHAT
MUELLER IS GOING TO SAY.( LAUGHTER )
AND I COWT THAT MUELLER DOES AS GOOD A MUELLER AS YOU DO. I MEAN, HE’S ONLY ROBERT
MUELLER. YOU’RE BOBBY De NIRO.>>I’M HOPING IT WILL GO
FURTHER. I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN. BUT, YOU KNOW, I KEEP SAYING
THAT I– I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THIS IS ACTUALLY POSSIBLE IN
REALITY, BUT WHERE I CAN HANDCUFF HIM AND TAKE HIM AWAY
IN AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT. THAT WOULD BE…( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: I– YOU– I ASSUME YOU MEAN THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES.( LAUGHTER )
YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU KNOW WHAT, BOB? GIVE HEM A CHANCE. WHY WON’T YOU GIVE THE PRESIDENT
A CHANCE, ROBERT De NIRO.>>NO, YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU’RE RIGHT. THAT’S WHAT I SAID RIGHT AFTER
HE WAS ELECTED, GIVE HIM A CHANCE. I GIVE EVERYBODY THE BENEFIT OF
THE DOUBT. THIS GUY HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO
BE A TOTAL LOSER. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT TRUMP IS, YOU KNOW, WHEN
HE STARTED WAS GIVE HIM A CHANCE, BUT DON’T GIVE HIM AN
INCH.>>THERE YOU GO.>>Stephen: BECAUSE HE’LL
STEAL EVERYTHING THAT’S NOT NAILED DOWN.>>THAT’S RIGHT, THAT’S RIGHT.>>Stephen: NOW, LEIF HAVING
YOU ON, AND EVERYBODY IN LATE NIGHT WANTS TO HAVE ROBERT De
NIRO ON– AND I DON’T THINK THIS IS A SECRET, AND IT’S NOT MEANT
AS A SLAM IN ANY WAY– IT OFTEN FEELS LIKE YOU ARE NOT AS
ENTHUSIASTIC TO BE ON A TALK SHOW AS WE ARE ALL EXCITED TO
YOU HAVE HERE.( LAUGHTER )
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AND YOU AND I–
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IS THAT A FAIR– IS THAT FAIR?>>WELL, I GUESS– I MEAN,
THAT’S VERY NICE OF YOU.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>SOMETIMES YOU DON’T KNOW HOW
YOU’RE GOING TO COME OFF OR WHATEVER. I JUST WANT TO BE STRAIGHT AND
HONEST AND THAT’S ALL.>>Stephen: SHORT ANSWERS.>>SHORT ANSWERS, YES.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. TO THE POINT.>>TO THE POINT.>>Stephen: JUST THE FACTS.>>SHORT, SWEET, AND TO THE
POINT.>>Stephen: WELL, YOU AND I
HAVE DEALT WITH THE SOMETIMES AWKWARD ASPECTS OF AN INTERVIEW.>>YES.>>Stephen: BY INSTEAD REALLY
DOING NOTHING.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: DOING NOTHING, NOT
TALKING. AND HAVING A COCKTAIL. SO… TONIGHT I THOUGHT LET’S
SWITCH IT UP, NO COCKTAILS.>>OKAY.>>Stephen: BUT I’LL GIVE
YOU– DO YOU MIND IF WE DO THIS? THIS IS ONE MINUTE. AND WE WON’T TALK FOR ONE
MINUTE.>>OKAY.>>Stephen: AND… GO.( LAUGHTER )
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>>OH! OKAY. THANKS.>>Stephen: SHHH.>>GOOD. OH!( APPLAUSE )
THANK YOU. THANK YOU.( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
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>>YOU KNOW I’M TRYING TO LOSE
SOME WEIGHT SO THIS IS…( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: THAT’S EXACTLY A
MINUTE. THERE YOU GO.( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
THERE YOU GO. FINISHED? CAN I ASK YOU ABOUT THE TRIBECA
FILM FESTIVAL?>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THIS IS THE
18th YEAR COMING UP RIGHT NOW.>>YES.>>Stephen: YOU HAVE AMAZING
MOVIES AND PROGRAMS THIS YEAR. AND I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE GOING TO
BE INTERVIEWING MARTIN SCORSESE.>>YES.>>Stephen: HAVE YOU EVER–
HAVE YOU INTERVIEWED PEOPLE BEFORE?>>WELL, I DID IT WITH BRADLEY
COOPER LAST YEAR.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
OKAY AND EASY. I GUESS IT WAS OKAY. THEN DAVID O’ RUSSELL, I BROUGHT
HIM UP. DAVID IS GOOD BECAUSE HE HAS A
LOT TO SAY.>>Stephen: ARE YOU WORRIED AT
ALL WHEN YOU INTERVIEW SCORSESE THAT HE WILL GIVE YOU ONE-WORD
ANSWERS?>>NO I ASK HIM A QUESTION, GIVE
HIM THE MIC, GET UP, GO HAVE A COFFEE AROUND THE CORNER, GIVE
HIM 15, 20 MINUTES, COME BACK. AT THE END OF HIS ANSWER, I’LL
ASK ANOTHER QUESTION, GET UP– IT’S EASY.>>Stephen: NOW YOU’RE DOING A
NEW FILM WITH HIM. IT’S COMING OUT THIS FALL.>>YES.>>Stephen: IT’S CALLED “THE
IRISHMAN.” IT’S YOUR TENTH MOVIE
>>NINTH.>>Stephen: NINTH MOVIE WITH
SCORSESE.( APPLAUSE )
>AND IT’S A RETURN TO THE GANGSTER GENRE.>>YES.>>Stephen: FOR HIM. AND YOU’VE DONE A FEW OF THOSE.>>A FEW.>>Stephen: WHY DO YOU– WHY
DO YOU, PEOPLE– WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE RESPOND TO THE
GANGSTER GENRE SO MUCH? WHY IS IT? WHY IS THAT A CLASSIC JOHN RAY?>>I DON’T KNOW. IT’S JUST PEOPLE LIKE THE
OUTLAW-TYPE THING. EXCEPT WE HAVE A WANNABE
GANGSTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE NOW.>>Stephen: YEAH. HE DOES– HE ACTS — HE TRIES TO
ACT LIKE A TOUGH GUY. TRIES TO ACT LIKE A MADE MAN.>>LIKE A MADE GUY.>>Stephen: EXACTLY.>>YOU CALL IT A CERTAIN SAY
DISAPPOINTED DUNSKY. AND A DUNSKY IS A WAY OF CALLING
A DON, SORT OF A CONTRACTED WAY OF DON. A D.D. YOU’D CALL HIM– A
DISAPPOINTED DUNSKY. THAT’S WHAT HE IS. HE’S A DUMB BELL, IN OTHER
WORDS. BUT HE’S NOT —
>>Stephen: IT’S NO SECRET– IT’S NO SECRET YOU’RE NOT A FAN. IT’S NOT SECRET YOU’RE NOT A
FAN.>>THERE ARE CERTAIN– THERE ARE
CERTAIN– EVEN GANGSTERS HAVE MORALS AND THEY– THEY HAVE —
>>Stephen: A CODE.>>THEY HAVE ETHICS. THEY HAVE A CODE. THEY HAVE A CODE. AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU GIVE
SOMEBODY YOUR WORD, IT’S YOUR WORD, BECAUSE THAT’S ALL YOU
HAVE IS YOUR WORD, ESPECIALLY IN THAT WORLD. THIS GUY, HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW
WHAT THAT MEANS.>>Stephen: NO. HE HAS ALL THE BEST WORDS, BUT
HE DOESN’T MEAN ANY OF THEM.( APPLAUSE )
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WE HAVE TO TACK A BREAK. DON’T GO, BECAUSE WHEN WE COME
BACK IT’S LIGHTNING ROUND WITH ROBERT De NIRO. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.