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ROBERT DE NIRO (Nick Wells) began his motion picture career in Brian De Palma's "The Wedding Party" in 1969. By 1973, De Niro had twice won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his performances in "Bang the Drum slowly" and Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets."

In 1974, De Niro received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in "The Godfather: {Part II." In 1980 he won his second Oscar as best Actor for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese"s "Raging Bull."

De Niro has earned four other Academy Award nominations for his portrayals of Travis Bickle in Scorsese's acclaimed "Taxi Driver"; a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino"s "The Deer Hunter"; a catatonic patient brought to life in Penny Marshall's "Awakenings"; and Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear."

De Niro co-founded Tribeca Productions and Tribeca Film Center with Jane Rosenthal in 1988. Throught Tribeca, he develops projects in combination capacities of producer, director and actor. Tribeca's "A Bronx Tale" marked De Niro's directional debut. Other Tribeca features include "Thunderheart," "Cape Fear," "Mistress," "Night and the City," "The Night We Never met," "Faithful," "Panther," "Marvin's Room," "Wage the Dog," "analyze This," "Flawless," "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" and "Meet the Parents."

Most recently, De Niro has starred in "Men of Honor" with Cuba Gooding Jr. (written by "The Score's" co-writer Scott Marshall Smith); and the thriller "115 Minutes," with Edward Burns.


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