Snapshot, 1971: Would you get in a taxi with Robert de Niro?
Michael Brandon, who’s playing the lead character in the film, looks forlorn, and almost aware that Jennifer on my Mind is poised to be panned by the media and a commercial flop. De Niro’s face, however, paints a different picture – one of discovery and hunger. While his career is just beginning, future roles in films such as The Godfather Part II, Mean Streets and, ironically, Taxi Driver, will define De Niro as one of the greatest actors in cinema history.
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives