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ROBERT DE NIRO 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 Critic for Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.
In 1974 De Niro won 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: 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.
In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his
distinguished acting. 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
Award. He also served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
De Niro's upcoming film projects include Lionsgate's comedy The Big Wedding,
Robert Cortes' thriller Red Lights, Jessy Terrero's crime-drama Freelancers, and
Millennium Films' action thriller The Killing Season.
De Niro recently starred in Focus Features' Being Flynn.
His other film credits include New Line Cinema's New Year's Eve, Relativity
Media's thriller Limitless, Little Fockers, the third installment of the highly
successful Tribeca Productions' Meet the Parents franchise, Filmauro's Italian
romantic comedy, Manuale d'amore 3, Nu Image Films' psychological thriller
Stone, and 20th Century Fox's Machete.
His 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' This Boy's
Life; 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;
Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room; Tony Scott's The Fan; James Mangold's Copland;
Alfonso CuarĂ³n'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; Michael Caton-Jones' City By The Sea; Nick Hamm's,
Godsend; John Polson's Hide and Seek, Mary McGuckian's The Bridge of San Luis
Rey; DreamWorks's Shark Tale;Jay Roach's Meet The Parents, and Meet the Fockers,
Barry Levinson's What Just Happened, Jon Avnet's Righteous Kill and Kirk Jones'
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 in 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, Fifteen 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.
The center offers a full range of services for entertainment professionals.
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