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Name:
Robert De Niro

DOB: August 17, 1943

Background: De Niro was born in New York City. Despite hanging out with street kids in Little Italy as a child, his stage debut at age ten in a school production of "The Wizard of Oz" set him on a path towards acting. He dropped out of high school at age sixteen to pursue his career. He studied at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio.

Filmography: His storied career includes such highlights as "Mean Streets" (1973), "The Godfather: Part II" (1974), "Taxi Driver" (1976), "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "Raging Bull" (1980), "The King of Comedy" (1983), "Brazil" (1985), "The Untouchables" (1987), "Goodfellas" (1990), "Awakenings" (1990), "Cape Fear" (1991), "A Bronx Tale" (1993),  "Casino" (1995), "Heat" (1995), "Wag the Dog" (1997), "Jackie Brown" (1997), "Analyze This" (1999), and "Meet the Parents" (2000). He ventured into directing with two films: "Bronx Tale" and "The Good Shepherd" (2006). In 2012, he starred in "Being Flynn" and "The Silver Linings Playbook."


Academy Awards: Wins - Best Actor ("Raging Bull," 1980); Best Supporting Actor ("The Godfather: Part II," 1974)

Best Actor Nominations
"Cape Fear" (1991); lost to Anthony Hopkins ("The Silence of the Lambs")
"Awakenings" (1990); lost to Jeremy Irons ("Reversal of Fortune")
"The Deer Hunter" (1978); lost to Jon Voight ("Coming Home")
"Taxi Driver" (1976); lost to Peter Finch ("Network")

Best Supporting Actor Nomination
"Silver Linings Playbook" (2012); lost to Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained")

Golden Globes: Win - Best Film Drama Actor ("Raging Bull," 1981)

Best Film Drama Actor Nominations
"Cape Fear" (1992); lost to Nick Nolte ("The Prince of Tides")
"The Deer Hunter" (1979); lost to Jon Voight ("Coming Home")
"Taxi Driver" (1977); lost to Peter Finch ("Network")

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor Nominations
"Meet the Parents" (2001); lost to George Clooney ("O Brother, Where Art Thou")
"Analyze This" (2000); lost to Jim Carrey ("Man on the Moon")
"Midnight Run" (1989); lost to Tom Hanks ("Big")
"New York, New York" (1978); lost to Richard Dreyfuss ("The Goodbye Girl")

SAG Awards:

Best Film Ensemble Nominations
"Silver Linings Playbook" (2013); lost to "Argo"
"Marvin's Room" (1997); lost to "The Birdcage"

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"Silver Linings Playbook" (2013); lost to Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln")

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