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Biography #2 (for The Good Shepherd)

Robert De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1973, De Niro 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 received 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, this time for Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull. De Niro has earned Academy Award nominations 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.

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 The 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 Hugh Jones' Jacknife; Martin Ritt's Stanley & Iris; Neil Jordan's We're No Angels; Ron Howard's Backdraft; Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life; John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory; A Bronx Tale; 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 Cop Land; 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 McAnuff's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle; Jay Roach's Meet The Parents; George Tillman Jr.'s Men of Honor; John Herzfeld's 15 Minutes; Frank Oz's The Score; Tom Dey's Showtime; Michael Caton-Jones' City by the Sea; and Nick Hamm's Godsend. His most recent works are John Polson's Hide and Seek, the animated film Shark Tale, and Roach's Meet the Fockers. Next, De Niro will star in Stardust, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes and Sienna Miller, and directed by Matthew Vaughn.

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Center, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988. Through Tribeca, he develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.

Tribeca's A Bronx Tale marked De Niro's directorial debut. 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, 15 Minutes, Showtime, Analyze That and Meet the Fockers. In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the critically acclaimed series Tribeca. De Niro served as one of the series' executive producers.

In 1998, Tribeca produced a miniseries for NBC, Witness to the Mob, based on the life of Sammy The Bull Gravano.

In 2002, De Niro, Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff created The Tribeca Film Festival, founded 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 to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience. Since its inception, the Tribeca Film Festival has found critical and popular success. Reflecting the Festival's continued growth, it expanded in 2006 to more neighborhoods throughout Manhattan and feature screenings, special events, concerts, a family street fair and panel discussions.

Tribeca Productions is headquartered at De Niro's Tribeca Film Center, in the TriBeCa district of New York.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "The Good Shepherd" (07-Jan-2007)


Biography #3 (for Meet the Fockers)

Robert De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1973 De Niro 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 received 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 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.

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 & Iris; Neil Jordan's We're No Angels; Ron Howard's Backdraft; Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life; John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory; A Bronx Tale; 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 McAnuff's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle; Jay Roach's Meet the Parents; George Tillman's Men of Honor; John Herzfeld's 15 Minutes; Frank Oz's The Score; Tom Dey's Showtime; Michael Caton-Jones' City By the Sea; and Nick Hamm's Godsend. He recently finished production on John Polson's Hide and Seek and Mary McGuckian's The Bridge of San Luis Rey and supplied the voice of Don Lino in DreamWorks' Shark Tale.

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Center, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988. Through Tribeca, he develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.

Tribeca's A Bronx Tale marked De Niro's directorial debut. Tribeca's current projects include: Meet the Fockers with Universal, the follow-up to Meet the Parents, which re-teams De Niro and Ben Stiller; Stage Beauty, starring Billy Crudup and Claire Danes, directed by Sir Richard Eyre; and House of D, David Duchovny's directorial debut, which stars Duchovny and Robin Williams (slated for March 2005). Upcoming projects include: The Good Shepherd with Universal, which De Niro will direct with Leonardo DiCaprio starring; and the screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Rent, directed by Chris Columbus.

Tribeca's previous film productions include About a Boy (2002); Analyze That (2002); Showtime (2002); Meet the Parents (2000); The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000); Analyze This (1999); Flawless (1999); the Academy Award-nominated Wag the Dog (1997); Marvin's Room (1996); The Night We Never Met (1993); Thunderheart (1992); Mistress (1992); and Night and the City (1992).

In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the critically acclaimed series Tribeca; De Niro served as one of the series 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 eight-story facility features office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant, in addition to a full range of services for entertainment industry professionals.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Meet the Fockers" (18-Dec-2004)


Biography #4

Robert De Niro launched his prodigious career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1959. By 1973, De Niro had twice won the New York Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.

In 1974, De Niro received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleane 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: for his role as Travis Bickle in Scorsese's Taxi Driver, as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's The Deerhunter, as a catatonic patient brought back to life in Penny Marshall's Awakenings, and in 1992 for his role as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear.

De Niro's distinguished body of work also includes performances in Elia Kazan's film of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel 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, Ron Howard's Backdraft, Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life, John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory, A Bronx Tale, 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 and John Frankenheimer's Ronin.

In 1988, De Niro founded his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Center with Jane Rosenthal, who also serves as producer on Analyze This. The film A Bronx Tale marked De Niro's directorial debut.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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