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ROBERT DE NIRO (Simon Silver) launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1974, he had won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his critically acclaimed performance in Bang the Drum Slowly and from the National Society of Film Critics for his work in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.

De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (1974). 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: 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 remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear.

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 Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP the Magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.

De Niro was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards®. He also served as the jury president of the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Upcoming film projects include the comedy The Big Wedding, Jessy Terrero's crime-drama Freelancers, the drama The Silver Linings Playbook and the action thriller The Killing Season. De Niro recently starred in the drama Being Flynn.

Other recent film credits include the romantic comedy New Year's Eve, the thriller Limitless, the comedy Little Fockers, the Italian romantic comedy Manuale d'amore 3, the psychological thriller Stone and the actioner Machete.

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, 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, Wag the Dog and What Just Happened, 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 and Analyze That, Joel Schumacher's Flawless, Des McNuff's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, George Tillman's Men of Honor, John Herzfeld's Fifteen Minutes, Frank Oz's The Score, Tom Dey's Showtime, Nick Hamm's Godsend, John Polson's Hide and Seek, Mary McGuckian's The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Jay Roach's Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, Jon Avnet's Righteous Kill and Kirk Jones' Everybody's Fine.

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 in 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 audiences.

Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities including 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 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 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.

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