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Robert De Niro looks stern and Joe Pesci and Al Pacino crack smiles at the premiere for The Irishman

Its cast contains three of the most iconic actors living today.

And Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino were all on hand at the New York Film Festival at Manhattan’s Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on Friday for the world premiere of their new film The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese. 

Perennial Scorsese favorite De Niro, 76, had a somber look as he posed for pictures in his dark suit, while his Goodfellas costar Pesci, also 76, and Pacino, 79, laughed together before the screening. 

Why so serious: Robert De Niro was on hand at the New York Film Festival at Manhattan’s Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on Friday for the world premiere of his new film The Irishman

L-R;  Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Harvey Keitel attend as Campari sponsors Opening Night of the 57th New York Film Festival

L-R;  Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Harvey Keitel attend as Campari sponsors Opening Night of the 57th New York Film Festival 

De Niro, who won his second Oscar back in 1981 for his leading role in Scorsese’s Raging Bull, posed for pictures solo.

Pesci, meanwhile, was arm in arm with Pacino at the photo call, with the former in a smart grey pinstripe suit and black hat, and the latter in a black cardigan and grey striped scarf.

Joe Pesci is also a frequent actor in Martin Scorsese’s films, having won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in 1990’s Goodfellas. 

All three actors were famously ‘de-aged’ to play younger versions of themselves in the film – a visual effect which contributed to the movie’s hefty $160million budget.

Surprisingly, this is Al Pacino’s first time appearing in a Martin Scorsese picture — he has performed in films by countless other respected directors, including Brian De Palma, Michael Mann, Sidney Lumet and Francis Ford Coppola, but never Scorsese. 

Jokers: Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, also in the film, were in attendance as well

Jokers: Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, also in the film, were in attendance as well

Brothers in arms: Pesci was arm in arm with Pacino at the photo call, with the former in a smart grey pinstripe suit and black hat, and the latter in a black cardigan and grey striped scarf

Brothers in arms: Pesci was arm in arm with Pacino at the photo call, with the former in a smart grey pinstripe suit and black hat, and the latter in a black cardigan and grey striped scarf

De Niro and Pacino, who are both considered Hollywood acting heavyweights and somewhat legendary in their own regard, have worked on a few other films together over the years, beginning with The Godfather Part II in 1974 (although they never appear on screen together), and again in 1995’s mob crime thriller Heat. 

They have not collaborated on a film together for 11 years, with the last one being Righteous Kill in 2008.

Pesci and Pacino, meanwhile, are working together for the first time in The Irishman.

Pacino plays mob legend Jimmy Hoffa in the film. 

Others present at the festival screening on Friday included the film’s director Scorsese, 76, who also donned a dark suit and a red patterned tie, and one of the film’s producers, the legendary Irwin Winkler, 88. 

The boys: (from left) Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, and Robert De Niro were all on hand to support the new movie, in dark suits

The boys: (from left) Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, and Robert De Niro were all on hand to support the new movie, in dark suits

Hollywood heavyweight: Others present at the festival screening on Friday included the film's director Scorsese, in a dark suit and red patterned tie

Hollywood heavyweight: Others present at the festival screening on Friday included the film’s director Scorsese, in a dark suit and red patterned tie

Legends: He was joined by one of the film's producers, Irwin Winkler

Legends: He was joined by one of the film’s producers, Irwin Winkler

The Irishman is a big budget crime/mob film that will be released in select theaters in November, but the title enjoys the distinction of being the first large film of its caliber to be dropping on a streaming platform — in this case Netflix.

The film’s impressive cast includes Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin, who were also all in tow on Friday.

Keitel, 80, attended in a black on black suit ensemble with his wife Daphna Kastner, who brought some color in a chevron skirt and patterned, multicolored scarf.

Longtime couple: Irishman cast member Harvey Keitel attended in a black on black ensemble with his wife Daphna Kastner, who brought some color in a chevron skirt and scarf

Longtime couple: Irishman cast member Harvey Keitel attended in a black on black ensemble with his wife Daphna Kastner, who brought some color in a chevron skirt and scarf

Everybody loves him: Ray Romano, who plays a lawyer in the film and brings some levity to the proceedings, echoed Pesci in a pinstripe suit

Everybody loves him: Ray Romano, who plays a lawyer in the film and brings some levity to the proceedings, echoed Pesci in a pinstripe suit

Oscar winner Paquin served up some sparkle and shine, in a metallic silver and black striped long-sleeved mini dress winged motifs and epaulets.

Katie Holmes also showed at the event, in a chic black and white ensemble that included a blouse with sheer sleeves, loose black ribbon necktie, and gorgeous sheer embroidered maxi skirt.

Holmes competed the look with cute pointy-toed black pumps with sparkly silver detailing. 

Fabulously fashionable: Oscar winner Anna Paquin served up some sparkle and shine, in a metallic silver and black striped long-sleeved mini dress winged motifs and epaulets

Fabulously fashionable: Oscar winner Anna Paquin served up some sparkle and shine, in a metallic silver and black striped long-sleeved mini dress winged motifs and epaulets

Fashion influencer: Her outfit included a blouse with sheer sleeves, and loose black ribbon necktie

Patterned: The best part was Katie's gorgeous sheer embroidered maxi skirt

Chic: Katie Holmes also showed at the event, in an elegant black and white ensemble

Others lending their star power to the evening’s festivities included couples Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband of ten years Peter Sarsgaard, and Kirsten Dunst with her fiance Jesse Plemons.

Fellow respected filmmaker Spike Lee also was in attendance, in an olive green New York Yankees track jacket, with his wife Tonya Lewis Lee.

Five-time Academy Award nominee David O. Russell posed for photos with Austin Powers himself, a.k.a. Mike Myers. 

A little fun: Maggie and Peter brought some pizzazz with her jacket and his shirt

Classic: Kirsten was girlish in a soft pink satin maxi gown

Others lending their star power: Couples Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard, and Kirsten Dunst with her fiance Jesse Plemons elevated the evening

Sports fan: Fellow respected filmmaker Spike Lee also was in attendance, in an olive green New York Yankees track jacket, with his wife Tonya Lewis Lee

Sports fan: Fellow respected filmmaker Spike Lee also was in attendance, in an olive green New York Yankees track jacket, with his wife Tonya Lewis Lee

Funny man on the left: Five-time Academy Award nominee David O. Russell (right) posed for photos with Austin Powers himself, a.k.a. Mike Myers

Funny man on the left: Five-time Academy Award nominee David O. Russell (right) posed for photos with Austin Powers himself, a.k.a. Mike Myers

Actress Kathrine Narducci, who also appears in the film, wore a stunning sleeveless peach-toned dress that featured an gorgeously ornate pattern, as well as poofy lace shoulder accents.

Her costar Stephanie Kurtzuba, who also performed in Scorsese’s 2013 film The Wolf Of Wall Street, also stunned in a metallic Grecian-style wrap dress that featured a chevron pattern and asymmetrical hem.

Rounding out the guest list was popular actor John Turturro, along with Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent, who attended with her fiancee Randall Emmett, another producer on The Irishman.

Stunning: Kathrine Narducci, who also appears in the film, wore a sleeveless peach-toned dress that featured an gorgeously ornate pattern

Stunning: Kathrine Narducci, who also appears in the film, wore a sleeveless peach-toned dress that featured an gorgeously ornate pattern

Golden beauty: Her costar Stephanie Kurtzuba also shined in a metallic Grecian-style wrap dress that featured a chevron pattern and asymmetrical hem

Golden beauty: Her costar Stephanie Kurtzuba also shined in a metallic Grecian-style wrap dress that featured a chevron pattern and asymmetrical hem

Don't mess with J: Popular actor John Turturro of Barton Fink and Big Lebowski fame was there

Don’t mess with J: Popular actor John Turturro of Barton Fink and Big Lebowski fame was there

Gorgeous gal and her man: Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent attended with her fiancee Randall Emmett, another producer on the movie, in a stunning sheer black patterned frock

Gorgeous gal and her man: Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent attended with her fiancee Randall Emmett, another producer on the movie, in a stunning sheer black patterned frock

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