Robert De Niro: ‘I want to win three more Oscars’

'Heat' star wants to break winners' record and hand awards down to children

Robert De Niro wants to win three more Oscars – so he can give each of his five children a statuette.

If the star was to pick up another trio of awards, he’d hold the record for the number of Academy Awards given to one actor.

Katharine Hepburn and Clint Eastwood are currently tied at the top with four Oscars each.

De Niro isn’t doing too badly as it his, he has two wins to his name already.

His first came in 1974, when he won Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of young Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II.

His second win came in 1980, when he won Best Actor for playing Jack LaMotta in Raging Bull. He’s been nominated a further four times, but the Goodfella hasn’t given up hope of winning a record-breaking five Oscars so he can pass them down to his kids.

De Niro tells this weekend’s Sunday Times, “If I had one to give to each of my kids, that would be fine. But I don’t, and I can’t give one to one and not to the other.”

De Niro returned to the big screen last month [September] with Killer Elite, which saw him team up with Jason Statham and Clive Owen.

He stars in New Year’s Eve later this year, a comedy directed by Garry Marshall.