WOW , no love for Awakenings? he so different in it than any other movie and not to throw a spoiler ( don't read this part if you are planning to watch this ) but the scene where he meets his mom after 30 years and also the scene he says goodbye and watches his love for the last time always gets me. it's a tearjerker for real. highly recommended , good all around movie but De Niro is totally AWESOME in it. i would go as far as say he carries the whole movie with his character.