Answering a round of softball questions with prepared responses during “The Colbert Questionert” on “The Late Show” Tuesday, the two-time Oscar winner zinged hard when he got the chance.
“What is the scariest animal?” host Stephen Colbert asked.
“Republicans,” De Niro deadpanned without looking at his notes.
It was a buzz-worthy departure amid a flurry of queries like “apples or oranges?” and “cats or dogs?” But “The Irishman” star did have a lively response to “Describe the rest of your life in five words.”
Appearing to count in his head, the icon finally blurted out: “Oh, what the fuck happened?” and got bleeped.