Like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro made a name for himself as an actor in the 1970s through gritty roles in movies like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. As he's aged, however, De Niro seems to have taken his foot off the gas pedal and coasted on his reputation a bit.
That's not to say I blame him. With several iconic roles and an Academy Award under his belt, De Niro's legacy as one of the all-time greats is already locked into place. Still, with The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Godsend, De Niro should probably have taken a step back and rethought things.