ROBERT DE NIRO (Fred Blake) is one of the most celebrated screen actors of all time.
He continues to expand his boundless range with performances spanning from comic to serious and
everything in between. De Niro recently earned his fifth Oscar nomination for his supporting role in
David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
The actor co-stars in Mark Steven Johnson's action-thriller Killing Season and the forthcoming
crime drama Motel, alongside John Cusack and Dominic Purcell. Other upcoming film projects
include the Jon Turteltaub comedy Last Vegas, with Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas, and
David O. Russell's American Hustle, co-starring Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Christian Bale.
De Niro has played a diverse array of characters in his other recent films: the drama Being
Flynn, the romantic comedy New Year's Eve, the thriller Limitless, the comedy Little Fockers, the
mystery Red Lights, the comedy The Big Wedding, the crime-drama Freelancers, the psychological
thriller Stone and the actioner Machete.
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 boxer Jake La Motta in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull.
He also earned Academy Award nominations for memorable performances 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.
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 Critics for his work in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.
The actor'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 Cuaron'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, George Tillman's Men of Honor, John
Herzfeld's 15 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 the Tribeca Film
Festival, which he co-founded 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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