Have these hard-boiled leading men mellowed with age? Rather, they’re comfortable poking fun at themselves, finding humor in the types of characters that made them famous.
Tweaking their well-worn personas a bit makes the wit that much richer.
The cardinal didn't end up endorsing either candidate, to the delight of Eli. I mean, even talking about it here, I'm being selfish. Now this has to end," she told him holding back tears. "Death of a Client" was a wonderful episode of "The Good Wife." Why can't they all be like this?
In Season 1, Pete likens pursuing a career in comedy to someone going to medical school.
My first wife married a guy who was interested in comedy, but my schedule and priorities were [all] comedy. Any relationship with a comedian is a three-way relationship. Pete reaches rock bottom when he loses his job [as the warm-up comic on ‘The Rachael Ray Show’] and he’s back to square one. Artie comes along for the experience and the free food.
Robert De Niro brings lightning intensity to mobsters and miscreants in films such as “Mean Streets,” “Raging Bull,” “Cape Fear,” and “Goodfellas.” But with “The Family,” opening September 13, he taps into another skill set: his capacity for comedy.
From “Midnight Run” (1988) through “Analyze This” (1999), “Meet the Parents” (2000) and their sequels, De Niro has carved an entertaining niche as the straight man whose terse, tough delivery elicits laughs.