April 20, 2012 12:00 AM
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De Niro, a co-founder of Tribeca, and Apatow, the director of “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” convened Thursday for a conversation built around the 100th anniversary of Universal Studios. Both have made numerous films for the Comcast-owned studio founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle.
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But as stark as the differences between De Niro and Apatow, the yuck-filled conversation, if anything, proved the blurring of genre lines.
De Niro, who famously segued into comedy with “Meet the Parents” and “Analyze This,” is far looser and jovial than his iconic, intimidating big-screen presence. And Apatow’s films, while uproarious, are ultimately personal expressions that make room for drama, too, like James L. Brooks and Cameron Crowe movies.
“One movie might be a little broader than another, and something might be more serious,” said Apatow, talking about “walking the line” between comedy and drama "
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