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Robert De Niro launched his motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1974, he had won Best Supporting Actor from the New York Film Critics Award for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly and from the National Society of Film Critics for Mean Streets.
In 1974, De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather, Part II. In 1980, he won his second Oscar, in the Best Actor category, for Raging Bull.
De Niro has also earned Academy Award nominations for his work in Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, the remake of Cape Fear, and Silver Linings Playbook.
De Niro’s most recent project is Netflix’s The Irishman for director Martin Scorsese.
In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. De Niro was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. He served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
De Niro takes pride in his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff.
Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro has developed projects on which he has served as a producer, director, and actor. Tribeca's A Bronx Tale in 1993 marked De Niro’s directorial debut. De Niro also directed The Good Shepherd in 2006.