(Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013)—The most famous place in the world, The TCL Chinese Theatre (www.tclchinesetheatres.com), honored, two-time Academy Award® winner ROBERT DE NIRO, who stars in the feature film, Silver Linings Playbook and is Oscar®-nominated for “Best Supporting Actor.”
Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets (1973), which was his first film with director Martin Scorsese. In 1974 De Niro received an Academy Award® for best-supporting actor for his role in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and received Academy Award® nominations for best actor in Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter(1978), and Cape Fear (1991). He won the best actor award in 1980 for Raging Bull (1980). De Niro currently heads his own production company, Tribeca Film Center, and made his directorial debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale (1993) (Source: IMDB).
The hand and footprint Hollywood tradition to honor Robert De Niro is enthusiastically lauded by an honorary committee of filmmakers including Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Pesci, Irwin Winkler, Harvey Keitel, and Morgan Freeman. Silver Linings Playbook, nominated for eight Academy Awards® is the first film in over 30 years that has been nominated in all four acting categories including one for Best Supporting Actor for De Niro. An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russel. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper). As he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker co-star.