Here's What Governor Andrew Cuomo Thinks About Robert De Niro Playing Him in a Movie

Andrew Cuomo weighed in on the possibility of Robert De Niro playing him in a movie about the coronavirus pandemic.

By Samantha Schnurr May 08, 2020 1:27 PMTags
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Andrew Cuomo has weighed in on a very important subject. 

As the governor of New York during a history-making pandemic, Cuomo would certainly be a large character in the movie that's bound to be made about this moment. But, who should play him? While Brad Pitt has already taken the reins as Dr. Anthony Fauci, screen legend Robert De Niro has raised his hand for his fellow Italian and New York native. 

"I guess I'll play Cuomo," he told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Wednesday night when asked which figure he might portray. "He's doing a great job...he's doing what any president should do."

Considering his high praise for the politician, Colbert checked in with Cuomo about it the following night. As to be expected, Cuomo gave De Niro his stamp of approval. 

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"De Niro—I am a big De Niro fan. He is just phenomenal," he told Colbert. "The breadth of his ability—just look at all the roles he's played. He can do anything."

Cuomo proceeded to list off some of the star's most famous roles, including Taxi Driver

"I'm gonna do Taxi Driver the next press conference when a reporter asks me a question—'You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?'" he quipped. 

And, if Cuomo wasn't clear about his love of the actor, he reiterated, "I'm a big De Niro fan. He's a genius."

Well, there you have it—it's a perfect match. Stay tuned for the movie.