ROBERT DE NIRO (Jackie Burke) 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 five 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; in 1992 as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge,
in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear; and as a father to a
bi-polar son in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook.
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, which he won again in 2012, 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 Cannes Film Festival.
He stars as the title role in The Comedian, directed by Taylor Hackford. He will
next star in HBO's Wizard of Lies, in which he stars as Bernie Madoff and is
executive producer, and in Dimension Films' War With Grandpa.
De Niro recently starred in Hands of Stone from The Weinstein Company; Fox 2000
Pictures' Joy; Lionsgate's Dirty Grandpa; Warner Bros.' The Intern; Grudge
Match; David O. Russell's American Hustle; CBS Films' Last Vegas; Relativity
Media's The Family. Other recent film credits include Millennium's The Killing
Season; Lionsgate's The Big Wedding; Focus Features' Being Flynn; Grindstone
Entertainment's Freelancers; and Red Lights; New Line Cinema's New Year's Eve;
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, Wag the Dog, and What Just Happened; 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; 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 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.
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 thefilm and television industry. The facility features
office space, a screening room,
banquet hall and restaurant. The center offers a full range of services for