This legendary duo came together at the Beacon Theatre as part of Tribeca's 2019 Directors Series to reflect upon their illustrious decades of collaboration from Mean Streets to The Irishman.
This podcast includes clips from Mean Streets, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, Silence, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
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 De Niro won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather: Part II. In 1980 he won his second Oscar®, as Best Actor, 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. He was most recently seen in The Irishman, his ninth collaboration with Martin Scorsese. The Irishman, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, either won or was nominated for a multitude of awards including being nominated for best picture from the Academy of Motion Pictures and BAFTA. The Irishman, released by Netflix, also won the New York Film Critics and the National Board of Review awards for Best Picture. Prior to The Irishman, De Niro was seen in Warner Bros. The Joker and Tribeca Productions’ and HBO’s Wizard of Lies starring as Bernie Madoff, for which he received both an Emmy Award® nomination for lead actor in a limited series or movie and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding performance by a male actor in a Miniseries or Television movie. 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. In 2020, De Niro received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. 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 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.
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