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01/06/2014 10:50 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Last Vegas Star Robert De Niro: I Really Don't Mind Growing Old

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Robert De Niro’s downturned-mouth chuckle comes high on that list. Widely credited as one of the finest actors of his generation, De Niro has starred in more than 90 films in a career spanning half a century, including classics Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter and Raging Bull, and, more recently, Meet The Fockers and Silver Linings Playbook.

So, early on a Saturday morning in a New York hotel room, it’s surreal to be sitting opposite the 70-year-old star as he chuckles when recalling the filming of Last Vegas, shot in Sin City with an army of bikini-clad beauties as eye-popping extras.

The comedy, also starring Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, chronicles the ageing foursome’s trip to the Strip to throw a stag party for Douglas’s character, a committed bachelor who is finally about to make it up the aisle… with a woman half his age.

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