ROBERT DE NIRO (Dick Kelly)
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
LaMotta 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 1991 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 next be seen in the upcoming boxing film Hands of Stone, Fox 2000
Pictures' Joy, and Lionsgate Premiere's Heist. Currently, he is filming HBO's
"Wizard of Lies," in which he is starring as Bernie Madoff and co-producing.
De Niro recently starred in 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 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' 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 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