Robert Anthony De Niro is an American actor, producer, and director who holds both American and Italian citizenship. De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. De Niro’s first major film roles were in the sports drama, Bang the Drum Slowly and Scorsese’s crime film Mean Streets . He earned Academy Award nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver and Cape Fear , both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received additional nominations for Michael Cimino’s Vietnam war drama, The Deer Hunter , Penny Marshall’s drama Awakenings , and David O….
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