Robert De Niro - Details


Robert De NiroRobert 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 Awardä for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in Godfather Part II, The (1974) . In 1980 he won his second Oscar, as Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980). De Niro has earned Academy Award nominations for his work in four additional films: for his role as Travis Bickle in Scorsese's acclaimed Taxi Driver (1976), as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's Deer Hunter, The (1978) as a catatonic patient brought 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 classic Cape Fear (1991).

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, and the Tribeca Film Centre, 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 Bronx Tale, A (1993) marked De Niro's directional debut.

In 1992 Tribeca TV was launched with the critically-acclaimed series Tribeca. De Niro served as one of the series' executive producers. Recently Tribeca produced the hit NBC miniseries Witness to the Mob, Based on the life of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.

Tribeca Productions is headquartered at De Niro's Tribeca Film Centre in the Tribeca district of New York. The Film Centre is a state-of-the-art office building designed for the film and television industry. The eighty-story facility features office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant, in addition to a full range of services for entertainment industry professionals.


  • 17th August 1943 - Birth