Robert De Niro launched his 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 “Bang the Drum Slowly” and from the National Society of Film Critics for “Mean Streets.”
In 1974 Mr. 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.”
Mr. 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.”
Mr. De Niro’s next project will be Netflix’s “The Irishman” for director Martin Scorsese.
In 2009, Mr. De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. Mr. 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.
Mr. 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, Mr. De Niro has developed projects on which he has served as producer, director and actor. Tribeca's “A Bronx Tale” in 1993 marked Mr. De Niro’s directorial debut. Mr. De Niro also directed “The Good Shepherd” in 2006.