You laughin' at me?

Critics are surprised at Robert De Niro's comedic skills in "Meet the Parents," but the actor has more than a few laughs under his belt.

By Michael Sragow

Published October 23, 2000 8:00AM (EDT)

Salon columnist Michael Sragow was a movie critic and an editor at Rolling Stone, and writes on film for the New Yorker and other publications. Listen to his weekly audio recordings discussing movies and DVDs.

This week Sragow examines Robert De Niro's long history of comedic roles including his most recent part as Ben Stiller's father-in-law-to-be in the film "Meet the Parents."

Michael Sragow

Michael Sragow's column about moviemakers appears every Thursday in Salon. For more columns by Sragow, visit his archive.

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