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ROBERT DE NIRO (Vincent LaMarca) launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's
The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1973 De Niro 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
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 Academy Award nominations
for his work in four additional films: 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 in 1992 for his role as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese's
remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear.
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,
Penny Marshall's Awakenings, Ron Howard's Backdraft, Michael
Caton-Jones's This Boy's Life, John NcNaughton's Mad Dog and
Glory, A Bronx Tale, Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelly'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 Cuaron'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,
Frank Oz's The Score and Showtime with Eddie Murphy.
De Niro takes pride in
the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca
Film Center, 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.
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, Meet
The Parents and the upcoming Analyze That.
In 1992, Tribeca TV was
launched with the critically acclaimed series Tribeca. 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.
Tribeca Productions is
headquartered at De Niro's Trib
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