ROBERT DE NIRO (Paddy), considered by many to be one of the greatest actors of his generation, the actor / director / producer and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Center and the Tribeca Film Festival has won two Academy Awards (The Godfather, Part II; Raging Bull) and been nominated for four additional Oscars for Best Actor (Cape Fear, Awakenings, The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver) and one for Best Supporting Actor (Silver Linings Playbook).
He also won two Golden Globe Awards -- one for Best Actor for his transformative performance as boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull and the other, the Cecil B. DeMille Award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." De Niro was nominated another seven times for the Globes Best Actor Award. He has also been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, three David Di Donatello Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the recipient of the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Career Golden Lion Award and he won the festival's Golden Phoenix Award for his performance in True Confessions.
He received the Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime contributions to American culture for his distinguished acting and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. He served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
A prolific thespian, De Niro has starred in more than 90 feature and television productions, including this year's Malavita (The Family) directed by Luc Besson; Justin Zackham's The Big Wedding; and Peter Segal's Grudge Match. He has produced more than 30 film and television productions primarily through his Tribeca Productions Company and, has directed two features in which he also starred: his debut A Bronx Tale (1993) with Chazz Palminteri and The Good Shepherd (2006) co-starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.
He made his acting debut in 1969 in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party. Within five years he would win his first Academy Award for the role of the young Vito Corleone in Coppola's The Godfather, Part II. That same year, he would receive the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in John Hancock's Bang the Drum Slowly and a third top honor from the National Society of Film Critics for Scorsese's Mean Streets.
De Niro has repeatedly collaborated with numerous directors in his career including: seven times with Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, King of Comedy, Casino, Mean Streets and New York, New York); three times with Barry Levinson (Sleepers, Wag the Dog, What Just Happened); and two times each with Michael Caton-Jones (This Boy's Life, City by the Sea); Ulu Grosbard (True Confessions, Falling in Love); De Palma (The Untouchables, The Wedding Party); Harold Ramis (Analyze This, Analyze That); and Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Meet the Fockers).
His extensive film credits include: Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon; Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900; Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America; Terry Gilliam's Brazil; Roland Joffe's The Mission; 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; John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory; Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Michael Mann's Heat; 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; 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; DreamWorks's animated feature Shark Tale; Jon Avnet's Righteous Kill; Kirk Jones' Everybody's Fine; Red Lights with Sigourney Weaver; Paul Weitz' Being Flynn; Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve; Limitless co-starring Bradley Cooper; Giovanni Veronsi's Italian romantic comedy Manuale d'amore 3 (The Ages of Love); John Curran's Stone; and Robert Rodriguez' Machete.
As an actor and producer his credits include: Cape Fear; Night and the City; Marvin's Room; Wag the Dog; Analyze This; Flawless; The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle; Meet the Parents; Meet the Fockers; 15 Minutes; Showtime; and Analyze That. He also produced: Thunderheart; Mistress; The Night We Never Met; Faithful; and Panther.
De Niro co-founded Tribeca Productions and the Tribeca Film Center in 1988 with Jane Rosenthal. The production company is based at the Film Center located 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. In 1992, the company launched Tribeca TV with the acclaimed series Tribeca. De Niro was one of the series' executive producers. In 1998, Tribeca produced the NBC mini- series Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano.
De Niro and Rosenthal co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival with 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 and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.
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