ROBERT DE NIRO (Ben) 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 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 will be seen in the upcoming boxing film "Hands of Stone," David O.
Russell's "Joy," "Dirty Grandpa," and Grindhouse Entertainment's "Bus 657." He
will begin filming HBO's "Wizard of Lies," which he will co-produce as well as
star in as Bernie Madoff.
De Niro recently starred in "Grudge Match," Russell's "American Hustle," CBS
Films' "Last Vegas," "The Family," Millennium's "The Killing Season" and "The
Big Wedding." His other recent film credits include "Being Flynn,"
"Freelancers," "Red Lights," "New Year's Eve," the 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," 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 Joffe's "The Mission"; Brian De
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 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 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"; "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
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 professionals.