WATCH: De Niro approves of Tom Hiddleston's De Niro impression
Published 05/10/2015 | 10:53
Thor star Tom Hiddleston took the brave step of doing a Robert De Niro impression in front of Robert De Niro, and earned the legend's approval.
Appearing on the Graham Norton Show with De Niro and Anne Hathaway (who were promoting their new film The Intern) and Kenneth Branagh, Hiddleston did a range of impressions including Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, and Al Pacino.
Norton asked De Niro if when people do impressions of him it's "like nails on a chalk board or do you kind of enjoy it?".
De Niro said, "I kind of enjoy it, especially if they do it well. It's great, I love it."
Hiddleston them embarked on several impressions, culminating in his take on both Pacino and De Niro from a scene in Heat.
"There's a scene in the middle of the film, which you're familiar with," he said to De Niro. "You were there".
He then launched into full fan boy mode with the impressions, discussing the movie and the particulars of that scene.
De Niro revealed it was his "favourite scene that was written" in the film.
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