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Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
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Taxi Driver (1976).
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Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director, and producer. De Niro won his first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather Part II (1974), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for Raging Bull (1980). His film roles include John `Johnny Boy` Civello in Mean Streets, the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, cabbie Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, soldier Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter, boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, mobster David "Noodles" Aaronson in Once Upon a Time in America, plumber Harry Tuttle in Brazil, bounty hunter Jack Walsh in Midnight Run, mobster Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas, Al Capone in The Untouchables, Louis Gara in Jackie Brown, Max Cady in Cape Fear, Cop. Moe Tilden in Cop Land, Neil McCauley in Heat, Sam "Ace" Rothstein in Casino, Jack Byrnes in Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, and Frank Goode in Everybody`s Fine.
De Niro, who lives in New York City, has been investing in the TriBeCa neighborhood in lower Manhattan since 1989. His capital ventures have included cofounding the film studio TriBeCa Productions; the popular Tribeca Film Festival; Nobu Hospitality; Nobu and Tribeca Grill, which he co-owns with Paul Wallace and Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane, The Greenwich Hotel, located in TriBeCa, and the restaurant inside the hotel, Locanda Verde, formally known as Ago, which is run by executive chef and co-owner, Andrew Carmellini. In 1997, De Niro married his second wife, Grace Hightower (a former flight attendant), at their estate near Marbletown in upstate New York (De Niro also has residences on the east and west sides of Manhattan). Their son Elliot was born in 1998. In addition to Elliot, De Niro has a son, Raphael, a former actor who now works in New York real estate with first wife Diahnne Abbott. He also adopted Abbott`s daughter (from a previous relationship), Drena. In addition, he has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrick (conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995), from a long-term live-in relationship with former model Toukie Smith. De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
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Little Red School House And Elisabeth Irwin High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
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Robert Mario De Niro Jr.
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Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art And Performing Arts, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, McBurney School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, Rhodes Preparatory School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Stella Adler Conservatory, Manhattan, New York City, United States, Lee Strasberg Institute, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Robert Mario De Niro Sr. (Abstract Expressionist Painter, Sculptor). (Wednesday May 3,1922- Monday May 3,1993) (Age 71)
Virginia Holton Admiral De Niro (Painter, Poet) (Thursday February 4,1915- Thursday July 20, 2000) (Age 85)
Robert De Niro (; born August 17, 1943) is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Martin Scorsese's crime film Mean Streets (1973). In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Sonny Corleone in the crime film The Godfather (1972), he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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(1969) TV commercial: AMC Ambassador automobiles (1969), (1999) TV commercial (Italy only): Beghelli Energy Saving Lamps, (2001) TV commercial: New York City tourism with Billy Crystal, (2000) TV commercial (Italy only): Beghelli, (2004) TV commercial: American Express (directed by Martin Scorsese), (June 2012) TV commercial "The New NY Works for Business" for Empire State Development/thenewNY.com (voiceover).