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ROBERT DE NIRO (Mitch Preston) launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palm's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1973 he had twice won the New York Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his critically acclaimed 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, and in l 980 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 additional Academy Award nominations: for his role as Travis Bickle in Scorsese s acclaimed Taxi Driver, as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, as a catatonic patient brought to life in Penny Marshall's Awakenings, and as an ex-con looking for revenge in Scorsese's 1992 remake of the classic Cape Fear.

De Niro's distinguished body of work also includes performances in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon, Bemardo Bertolucci's 1900, Ulu Grosbard's True Confessions and Falling in Love, Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America, Scorsese's King of Comedy, New York, New York, GoodFellas, and Casino, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Roland Joffe's The Mission, Brian De Palma's The Untouchables, Alan Parker's Angel Heart, Martin Brest's Midnight Run, David Jones Jacknife, Martin Ritt's Stanley and Iris, Neil Jordan's We're No Angels, Ron Howard's Backdraft, Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life, John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory, A Bronx Tale, Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Michael Mann's Heat, Barry Levinson's Sleepers and Wag the Dog, Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room, Tony Scott's The Fan, James Mangold's Copland, Alfonso Cuar6n's Great Expectations and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, John Frankenheimer's Ronin, Harold Ramis' Analyze This, Joel Schumacher's Flawless, Des McNuffs Rocky and Bullwinkle, Jay Roach's, Meet The Parents, George Tiliman's Men of Honor, John Herzfeld's Fifteen Minutes and Frank Oz's crime drama The Score.

He will next be seen starring in the Michael Caton-Jones drama City By The Sea.

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Center, headquartered in New York's TriBeCa District, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988. Through Tribeca, he develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor. The Film Center is a state-of- the-art office building designed for the film and television industry, featuring office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant, in addition to a full range of services for entertainment industry professionals.

Tribeca's A Bronx Tale marked De Niro's directorial debut. Other Tribeca features include Thunderheart, Cape Fear, Mistress, Night and the City, The Night We Never Met, Faithful, Panther, Marvin's Room, Wag the Dog, Analyze This, Flawless, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Meet The Parents.

In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the critically acclaimed series Tribeca, for which DeNiro served as one of the series executive producers. In 1998, the company produced a miniseries for NBC, based on the life of Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano.

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