Twenty years after the death of his father, Robert De Niro is honoring his dad in a new HBO documentary. Discussing the project with Out magazine, the actor was asked if his father was conflicted about being gay. De Niro responded:
"Yeah, he probably was, being from that generation, especially from a small town upstate. I was not aware, much, of it. I wish we had spoken about it much more. My mother didn't want to talk about things in general, and you're not interested when you're a certain age. Again, for my kids, I want them to stop and take a moment and realize that you sometimes have to do things now instead of later, because later may be 20 years from now — and that's too late."