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Robert De Niro breaks down in tears as he discusses the plight of his bipolar illness
dailymail ^ | 5 February | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/05/2013 9:18:04 AM PST by dennisw

Robert De Niro wasn't acting when he broke down in sobs on Katie Couric's day time talk show Monday.

The usually tough-guy actor was a guest on Katie to discuss the hit film Silver Linings Playbook with director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper.

When asked about the film's premise - that of a bipolar character trying in vain to fit in - The Goodfellas actor began to cry.

'Did you feel a greater responsibility about doing a film that David had so much personally invested in?' the anchor asked, following up on a question asked of Russell.

'Of course, I uhm – I understand,' replied De Niro, who plays the father of Bradley Cooper's troubled Pat. After a long pause, he tried to continue, but sobbed up.

'I don’t like to get emotional, but I know exactly what he goes through.'

Russell was inspired to write the film because his son suffers from bipolar disorder as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Those are the mental illnesses that plague Cooper’s character Pat.

'There’s nothing harder in life than when you can’t, can’t figure out what to do,' Russell said about dealing with a character like Pat. 'You try everything, and you must never stop. Your heart just has to keep growing.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bipolar; bipolardisorder; bobdeniro; bradleycooper; davidorussell; davidrussell; deniro; katiecouric; manicdepression; robertdeniro
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1 posted on 02/05/2013 9:18:12 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Great publicity!


2 posted on 02/05/2013 9:23:56 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dennisw

Breaks my heart


3 posted on 02/05/2013 9:24:13 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: dennisw

You talkin’ to me?


4 posted on 02/05/2013 9:31:17 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: dennisw

Is everyone bipolar? It’s getting ridiculous.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 9:32:54 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: dennisw

...As well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?


6 posted on 02/05/2013 9:33:17 AM PST by golux
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To: dennisw

...As well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?


7 posted on 02/05/2013 9:34:13 AM PST by golux
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To: riri

I know. Sometimes I get so excited about it and other times it just makes me sad.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 9:35:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: dennisw
The team!


9 posted on 02/05/2013 9:37:27 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: dennisw
an ACTOR !

FU bobby D

10 posted on 02/05/2013 9:37:50 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: dennisw

I found no headline or article supporting that Deniro has Bipolar Disorder. Does he?


11 posted on 02/05/2013 9:39:14 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: dennisw

Next stop Oprah for a real sob fest.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 9:40:54 AM PST by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: riri

“Is everyone bipolar? It’s getting ridiculous.”

If a polar bear will have sex with either male or female polar bears, is he then bipolar?

So then, what do they give to a bipolar bear that is having sexual problems? Abilify:)


13 posted on 02/05/2013 9:41:01 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: riri

> Is everyone bipolar? It’s getting ridiculous.

This planet is bipolar.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 9:48:55 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: riri

> Is everyone bipolar? It’s getting ridiculous.

This planet is bipolar.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 9:48:55 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: t1b8zs
My son has BiPolar and Schizoaffective. It should break your heart. There is nothing remotely funny about mental illness; of this I am certain. I am the coordinator for my state for this program: Family to Family

One of the things that makes living with mental illness ( or having a loved one with an illness) so difficult is the level of stigma attached to these horrible illnesses. The sigma is caused largely by simple ignorance of these disorders. By the way, my son is doing very well because he is on the right medication and has a supportive family who educated themselves.

16 posted on 02/05/2013 9:50:39 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: dennisw

“Analyze This”!!! Genuine tears? Riiiiggggghhhhhttttt!


17 posted on 02/05/2013 9:59:10 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Oh my gosh. Bless you. My wife and I completed that course around Thanksgiving. It was truly a life changing experience in so many ways.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 10:01:28 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: riri

No, not everyone is bipolar, but the ones who are suffer greatly and should not be riduculed. Just hope YOU or someone in your family don’t end up with a disorder such as that. You won’t be laughing then, trust me.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 10:02:55 AM PST by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: riri

Yup, right after ADHD and autism.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 10:18:26 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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