How Sebastian Maniscalco Made Robert De Niro His ‘Father’

Sebastian Maniscalco as Sebastian and Robert De Niro as Salvo in About My Father. Photo Credit: Dan Anderson

About My Father tells the somewhat fictionalized story of writer/comic/actor Sebastian Maniscalco and his own father. But, while Maniscalco stars as himself, the role of the father went to screen legend Robert De Niro. How did Maniscalco manage to land the two-time Oscar winner for his very personal film? Well, according to De Niro, Maniscalco just shared the script with him, and that was enough to convince him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Robert De Niro)


 About My Father opens in theaters on May 26.

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