Robert De Niro Reacts To News That Al Pacino Is Expecting Another Baby: ‘What A Guy’ (Exclusive)

Robert De Niro himself welcomed a baby girl named Gia with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen on April 6

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Robert De Niro, who recently welcomed a new child into his family, raves about his longtime friend Al Pacino, who himself is expecting a baby with his girlfriend Noor Alfallah.

“What a guy,” De Niro, 79, told PEOPLE on Wednesday during his press conference for the upcoming 2023 Tribeca Film Festival when asked about news of Pacino, 83, also expanding his family. “Come on Al, God bless him.”

Pacino’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the dog afternoon The actor and Alfalah, 29, are expecting a baby on Tuesday, several weeks after De Niro welcomed his seventh child – a baby girl named Gia – with girlfriend Tiffany Chen on April 6.

De Niro has had a busy schedule lately in addition to the birth of his daughter: the actor’s new film with Sebastian Maniscalco About my father opened last Friday, and earlier in May it premiered its new film The Moonflower Slayers at the Cannes Film Festival.

On top of all that, New York’s Tribeca Film Festival — which De Niro and Jane Rosenthal founded in 2002 — kicks off June 7 and concludes with a 30th anniversary screening of the actor’s 1993 debut film. A Bronx Talewhich he told PEOPLE he hadn’t watched in 30 years.

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“I do, I manage,” he said when asked how he juggles it all. De Niro added that he only “sometimes” reviews his past works, including those from 1974. The Godfather: Part II and 1995 Heatwhich both co-starred his friend Pacino.

“Sometimes I just see something on TV and I start watching if I’m on and I see it’s on,” he said. “It happens – doesn’t happen as much these days, I guess. I mean, everything is available, you just have to look for it and get it, so who’s watching it at home, a movie I’m [in]?”

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At the New York premiere of his latest film About my father earlier this month, the two-time Oscar winner said Additional“I’m okay with that. I’m fine with that,” when asked if he was thrilled to become a father for the seventh time, although he added that “it never gets easier “.

De Niro and Pacino met in their twenties, more than 50 years ago, Pacino telling QG of De Niro during a joint interview in 2019, “I remember the meeting very clearly. Incredibly, I saw this guy, I thought, Wow, he has such charisma. He wasn’t doing anything. He was just walking. Remember? You know, he was Bob. But you felt something from him.”

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In addition to De Niro’s newborn daughter, the Freedmen star has six adult children: Drena, Raphael, Julian, Aaron, Elliot and Helen. Pacino, meanwhile, shares daughter Julie Marie, 33, with ex-girlfriend Jan Tarrant. He also shares 22-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with ex Beverly D’Angelo, whom he dated from 1997 to 2003.

De Niro’s next movie The Moonflower Slayers premieres exclusively in select theaters on October 6 and goes mainstream on October 20, before streaming worldwide on Apple TV+.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place throughout New York City from June 7-18.

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