[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]roving once again that the silver-haired set deserves as much if not more runway time as young lookers, Robert De Niro cut a dashing figure as the new face of Ermenegildo Zegna’s SS17 collection, with an easy charm only enhanced by his years.

The two-time Oscar winner recently fronted the Italian brand’s “Defining Moments” campaign, alongside young American actor McCaul Lombardi. De Niro drops some heartfelt advice to the aspiring chap (who currently has but one major movie title to his name), but it’s really applicable to anyone hoping to mark their mark on the world.

Our favourite takeaway? The part where De Niro talks about trying even if failure looks likely: “Even if it doesn’t look like you’re going to get it – and most likely you won’t – if you don’t go, you’ll never know.”

The campaign looks to span a few more videos, but here’s the first.

More information and background at the Zegna microsite.