Robert De Niro, he of "You Talkin' to Me" fame, met internet phenomenon Lil Bub at the Tribeca Film Festival's Directors Brunch on Tuesday, and thankfully there were cameras present to capture the meeting of two entertainment giants for posterity.
Bob, as he is known to friends, co-founded the indie film festival unfolding in Manhattan this week. Bub is at Tribeca representing the documentary "Lil Bub & Friendz," which examines the web's fascination with cute cats. She has scored legions of fans because a congenital defect has left her features perpetually kitty-like — a quality that few would ascribe to De Niro.
"Lil Bub & Friendz" follows Bub and her owner on a cross-country trip to meet other feline celebrities.
De Niro didn't offer up a review of the film, but based on the photographic evidence the Oscar-winner is a cat person.