ROBERT DE NIRO (Billy "The Kid" McDonnen) 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"; 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 will be seen in the upcoming release "The Bag Man," and is currently in
production on "Hands of Stone." De Niro recently starred in "Last Vegas"; "The
Big Wedding"; "Being Flynn"; "Freelancers"; "The Killing Season"; "Red Lights";
"New Year's Eve"; "The Family"; "Limitless"; "Little Fockers," the third
installment of the highly successful Tribeca Productions' "Meet the Parents"
franchise; the Italian romantic comedy "Manuale d'amore 3"; the psychological
thriller "Stone"; and "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 Joffé's "The Mission"; Brian De Palma's "The
Untouchables"; Alan Parker's "Angel Heart"; Martin Brest's "Midnight Run"; David
Jones's "Jacknife"; Martin Ritt's "Stanley and Iris"; Neil Jordan's "We're No
Angels"; Ron Howard's "Backdraft"; Michael Caton-Jones's "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" and "Wag the Dog"; 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"; the animated "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's "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
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.