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About Robert DeNiro
De Niro, Jr. was born August 17, 1943 in New York, New York to artist parents.
He trained at the Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. The film
"Bang the Drum Slowly" earned him fame in 1973, but his reputation as
a mercurial onscreen presence was made later that year in Mean Streets, his
first film with director Martin Scorsese. His first Academy Award came soon
after, for Best Supporting Actor in Godfather: Part II in 1974. He received
subsequent Best Actor Academy Award nominations for Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer
Hunter (1978), and Cape Fear (1991). He won the award in 1980 for his portrayal
of Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. De Niro owns the production company TriBeCa
Film Center, as well as several restaurants. In 2005 he appeared in the film The
Bridge of San Luis Rey.