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Robert DE NIRO

Robert DE NIRO

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Biography

Robert De Niro has had a prolific career in motion pictures, staring in such films as Michael Cimino’s "The Deer Hunter" (1978), Penny Marshall’s "Awakenings" (1990), Michael Mann’s "Heat" (1995), and the "Meet the Parents" series. He has paired with director Martin Scorsese on eight films including, "Mean Streets" (1973), "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Raging Bull" (1980), "Goodfellas" (1990) and "Cape Fear" (1991). In 1993 he directed his first film, "A Bronx Tale"; later he returned to directing for "The Good Shepherd" in 2006. He has won Oscars for "The Godfather: Part II" (1974) and for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in "Raging Bull" (1980).

In the late 1980’s he co-founded Tribeca Productions and in 2002, as a response to 9/11, he co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival. The festival has become an annual celebration of film, music and culture that has helped bring life back to Lower Manhattan. Honored with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, he also received BAFTA’s Stanley Kubrick Award the same year. In 2011 HFPA honored him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his lifetime achievements in film. Recently, he has acted in the Italian language film, Manuale d’amore 3 (2011) and Neil Burger’s Limitless (2011).

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
President - Feature films - 2011
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Directors

Barbet SCHROEDER

Barbet SCHROEDER

Director
Dekel BERENSON

Dekel BERENSON

Director
Jakub HEJNA

Jakub HEJNA

Director
Kenji MIZOGUCHI

Kenji MIZOGUCHI

Marco BELLOCCHIO

Marco BELLOCCHIO

Director
Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Director
Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

Olesya YAKOVLEVA

Olesya YAKOVLEVA

Director
Paolo SORRENTINO

Paolo SORRENTINO

Director, script writer
Xavier DOLAN

Xavier DOLAN

Director, Actor
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