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ROBERT DE NIRO (Van Loon) launched his prolific motion picture career in 1969 with Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party. By 1973, De Niro had twice won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his 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 performance as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II. He won his second Oscar, this one for Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of boxing champion Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980).

Since then, De Niro has earned Academy Award nominations for his performances in Scorsese's acclaimed Taxi Driver, as the troubled Travis Bickle; Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, as a traumatized Vietnam vet; Penny Marshall's Awakenings, as a catatonic patient brought back to life; and Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear, as the menacing Max Cady, an ex-con seeking revenge.

In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting career. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Brittania Awards. In addition, AARP The Magazine chose De Niro as the 2010 recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.

De Niro's upcoming film projects include the psychological thriller Stone and the comedy Little Fockers, the third installment of Tribeca Productions' highly successful Meet the Parents franchise.

De Niro's distinguished body of work also includes performances in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon; Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900; Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America; Martin 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; Martin Ritt's Stanley and Iris; Neil Jordan's We're No Angels; Ron Howard's Backdraft; Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life and City by the Sea; John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory; Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Michael Mann's Heat; Barry Levinson's Sleepers and Wag the Dog; Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown; John Frankenheimer's Ronin; Barry Levinson's What Just Happened; Kirk Jones' Everybody's Fine and Robert Rodriguez's Machete.

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions; the Tribeca Film Center, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988; and the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived 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 help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience.

Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities that often includes producer, director and actor. Tribeca's A Bronx Tale (1993) marked De Niro's directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in The Good Shepherd, with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.

Other Tribeca features De Niro was involved in include Thunderheart, Cape Fear, Mistress, Night and the City, The Night We Never Met, Faithful, Panther, Marvin's Room, Wag the Dog, Analyze This, Analyze That, Flawless, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Showtime, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Fifteen Minutes.

In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the acclaimed series "Tribeca.” De Niro was one of the 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 Tribeca Film Center in the TriBeCa district of New York. The Film Center is a state-of-the-art office building designed for the film and television industry. The facility features office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant. It offers a full range of services for entertainment professionals.

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