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ROBERT DE NIRO (Fearless Leader/Producer) is one of the cinema's most acclaimed and accomplished actors. He launched his prolific movie career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1968. The New York native appeared in a number of films over the next five years, including Hi, Mom, Bloody Mama, Born to Win, Greetings and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, before winning accolades and a pair of New York Film Critics prizes for his supporting roles as a doomed baseball player in Bang the Drum Slowly and the street punk Johnny Boy in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.

The following year, De Niro received the Academy AwardÒ as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in Francis Coppola's Oscar-winning epic, The Godfather, Part II. He captured his second OscarÒ , as Best Actor, six years later for his extraordinary performance as prizefighter Jake LaMotta in Scorsese's Raging Bull.

De Niro also earned OscarÒ nominations for his exceptional performances in four additional films -- as the psychotic cabbie, Travis Bickle, in Scorsese's Taxi Driver; as a disillusioned Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's OscarÒ-winning Best Picture, The Deer Hunter; as a catatonic patient brought to life in Penny Marshall's Awakenings, and, most recently, as the avenging ex-con, Max Cady, in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic, Cape Fear.

He has also captured several additional awards for his outstanding performances, including Best Actor from the National Society of Film Critics, the New York Film Critics (in addition to a Golden Globe nomination) for Taxi Driver; another Golden Globe nomination for New York, New York; Best Actor honors from the New York Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics and the Golden Globe for Raging Bull; a Golden Globe nomination for Midnight Run; Best Actor honors again from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics for Awakenings; and Golden Globe nominations for Cape Fear and most recently Analyze This.

His distinguished body of work also includes roles in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon, Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900, Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time in America, Roland Joffe's The Mission, Alan Parker's Angel Heart, Ulu Grosbard's True Confessions and Falling in Love, Martin Ritt's Stanley & Iris, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, De Palma's The Untouchables, Neil Jordan's We're No Angels, Ron Howard's Backdraft, Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life, Barry Levinson's Sleepers and Wag the Dog, James Mangold's Copland, John MacNaughton's Mad Dog & Glory, Kenneth Branaugh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Michael Mann's Heat, Tony Scott's The Fan, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, Alfonso Cuaron's Great Expectations, Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room, Irwin Winkler's Guilty By Suspicion and Night and the City, John Frankenheimer's Ronin and, more recently, Harold Ramis' comedy, Analyze This, Joel Schumacher's drama, Flawless, John Herzfeld's thriller 15 Minutes and the drama Navy Diver. His nine collaborations with Scorsese also include Casino, Goodfellas, The King of Comedy and New York, New York.

In 1993, De Niro made his directorial debut on A Bronx Tale under the banner of his own production company, Tribeca, which he co-founded with producer Jane Rosenthal in 1988. Through Tribeca, he develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including


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