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Robert De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1973 De Niro had twice won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his critically acclaimed performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and 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 four 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 and in 1992 as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear.

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 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's upcoming projects include Universal Pictures' Little Fockers, the third installment of Tribeca Productions' Meet the Parents franchise, Universal Pictures' The Dark Fields and 20th Century Fox's Machete.

His recent film credits include Miramax's comedy Everybody's Fine.

De Niro's 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 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; 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 and John Avnet's Righteous Kill.

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.

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.


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Robert De Niro Facts

OccupationActor, Producer, Director
BirthdayAugust 17, 1943 (70)
SignLeo
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Robert De Niro compared to you?
Awards2011 Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award
1981 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Raging Bull)
1981 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Raging Bull)
1975 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The Godfather, Part II)

Selected Filmography

Hide and Seek (2005) as David
Meet The Fockers (2004) as Jack Byrnes
Meet the Parents (2000) as Jack Byrnes
Great Expectations (1998) as Arthur Lustig
Cop Land (1997) as Lt. Moe Tilden
Sleepers (1996) as Father Bobby
Casino (1995) user recommendation as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
Heat (1995) as Neil McCauley
A Bronx Tale (1993) as Lorenzo Anello
Goodfellas (1990) as Jimmy
The Mission (1986) as Rodrigo Mendoza
The Deer Hunter (1978) as Michael Vronsky
Taxi Driver (1976) as Travis Bickle
The Godfather: Part II (1974) as Vito Corleone (breakthrough)
Mean Streets (1973) as Johnny Boy
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