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Power Ranking Robert De Niro’s On-Screen Style

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Restaurateur, philanthropist, master of the skeptical scowl: Bobby De Niro’s passions go well beyond the silver screen.

But with the first reels of this year’s installment of the Tribeca Film Festival rolling tomorrow night—an event that owes the esteemed actor no small debt of gratitude—we’ve found ourselves considering his more theatrical endeavors. And, of course, the sartorial stylings that have gone with them.

Without further ado, let us present our ranking of Robert De Niro’s finest moments in on-screen style, after the jump...»

Friday Night Fever

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It’s film festival season in Tribeca, and premiering today is this year’s rock-star-designer-bio-doc, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, which reminded us of the dapper poster boy for a lost era of glamorous decadence when activities currently regarded as “vices” used to be known as “hobbies.” You know, holding court nightly at Studio 54, mastering the art of juggling a rocks glass and cigarette with one hand, always travelling with a bevy of beauties (whether he had any personal use for them or not). The stuff today’s rock-star-anything is usually too health-conscious to dare. We can't help but admire the man's gusto.

Salma, Patton, and Aitor

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Just Like Us: Salma Hayek’s email account is significantly less glamorous than this picture. [Gawker]

Lots of Screaming: Patton Oswalt informs us that fatherhood is a lot like Crank: High Voltage. Good to know there’s still graphic sex. [Myspace]

Behind the Mask: A closer look at C.P. Company, courtesy of Aitor Throup. [SwipeLife]

Top of the Pile: Tribeca’s finest short films are surprisingly light on car chases. [Vulture]

The Boys from Berlin

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

When it first came out in 1973, Lou Reed's tragic rock opera *Berlin*disappointed fans who'd been expecting an upbeat follow-up to his glam opus *Transformer*. Left to gather dust, it took twenty years for critical opinion to come around and finally dub it a masterwork.

Larger-than-life artist/auteur Julian Schnabel had, of course, always been a believer»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Graydon Carter

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

A few months ago we appealed to *Vanity Fair* editor Graydon Carter—in an avuncular fashion—to discard the double-breasted suits which added an unflattering layer to his majestic midsection; the wrong kind of camouflage, if you will.

He has apparently taken our advice to heart»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Wass Stevens

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

At Marquee these days where he mans the velvet rope he's known simply as the “The Hammer,” but anyone who's frequented NYC hotspots for the past decade recognizes Wass Stevens as one of the most provocatively-dressed dudes wherever he happens to be. An actor by day with a burgeoning CV, the former boxer and assistant district attorney favors the custom creations of Ron & Ron, which combine “class with a hint of rogue”, mixed in with select A-list label pieces.

More on today's MOTH at Marquee's Fourth Anniversary bash »