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Robert De Niro on 'Taxi Driver': 'I'd like to see where Travis Bickle is today'

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Robert De Niro has spoken about a possible sequel to Taxi Driver, admitting that he would like to see where Travis Bickle is today.

The actor starred as loner Travis in the classic 1976 film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. There have been rumours of a follow-up for years.

Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower, Oscars 2013

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Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)



Asked if Taxi Driver is the film he'd most like to revisit, De Niro told The Guardian: "Yeah, well, I had that idea. I said, why don't we write something? And I talked to Marty and Paul did take a shot at something, whether it was an outline or a script, I forget.

"But somehow we didn't feel it was right and it didn't take off. But I'd like to see where Travis is today. There was something about the guy – all that rage and alienation, that's what the city can do to you. I mean Marty and I are from New York, and even we can feel alienated."

Of the belief that Travis actually dies at the end of Taxi Driver with the closing sequence being a fantasy, De Niro said: "You mean the end of the movie? Well, that's an interesting theory. I know that was not the intention, but it's as valid as anything."

De Niro will next be seen in The Family, featuring Martin Scorsese as an executive producer and also starring Michelle Pfeiffer. De Niro plays a mobster who joins the witness protection programme after his mafia family turns on him.

Watch the trailer for The Family below:

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