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ROBERT DE NIRO (Directed by/Produced by/General Sullivan) 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 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®, this time for Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull. De Niro has earned Academy Award® nominations in four additional films: 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 as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 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 The King of Comedy, New York, New York, Goodfellas and Casino; Terry Gilliam's Brazil; Roland Joffé's The Mission; Brian De Palma's The Untouchables; Alan Parker's Angel Heart; Martin Brest's Midnight Run; David Hugh Jones' Jacknife; Martin Ritt's Stanley & 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 Cop Land; Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations; Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown; John Frankenheimer's Ronin; Harold Ramis' Analyze This and Analyze That; Joel Schumacher's Flawless; Des McAnuff's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle; Jay Roach's Meet The Parents; George Tillman, Jr.'s Men of Honor; John Herzfeld's 15 Minutes; Frank Oz's The Score; Tom Dey's Showtime; Michael Caton-Jones' City by the Sea; and Nick Hamm's Godsend. His most recent works are John Polson's Hide and Seek, the animated film Shark Tale, and Roach's Meet the Fockers. Next, De Niro will star in Stardust, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes and Sienna Miller, and directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Meet the Parents, 15 Minutes, Showtime, Analyze That and Meet the Fockers. 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, Witness to the Mob, based on the life of Sammy "The Bull” Gravano.

In 2002, De Niro, Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff created The Tribeca Film Festival, founded to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival's mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience. Since its inception, the Tribeca Film Festival has found critical and popular success. Reflecting the Festival'

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