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ROBERT De NIRO (Paul Vitti) launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma'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 in1980 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, Bernardo 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, Irwin Winkler's Guilty By Suspicion and Night and the City, Ron Howard's Backdraft, Barry Primus' Mistress, 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 Cuarón's Great Expectations, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, John Frankenheimer's Ronin, Harold Ramis' Analyze This, Joel Schumacher's Flawless, Des McNuff's Rocky and Bullwinkle, Jay Roach's Meet The Parents, George Tillman's Men of Honor, John Herzfeld's Fifteen Minutes and Frank Oz's crime drama The Score.

He recently starred in the Michael Caton-Jones drama City By The Sea and teamed with Eddie Murphy for the comedy Showtime.

De Niro takes great pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Center which he founded in 1988 with Analyze That producer Jane Rosenthal. Through Tribeca, he develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.

Tribeca's A Bronx Tale marked his directorial debut.

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

In May 2002, De Niro and Rosenthal presented the first annual Tribeca Film Festival, an enormous success, with its mission being to aid in the revitalization of lower Manhattan since the terrorist attacks on September 11th.


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