Robert de Niro is an Italian-American actor and producer, who has made nearly 100 movies since 1990.
His wins and awadrds.
Overall: 50 wins & 83 nominations.
Academy Awards, USA. Wins -2, nominations -5.
He wons Two Academy Awards: for Best Supporting Actor (1974) for The Godfather Part II and for Best Actor (1981) for Raging Bull.
5 Nominations on Academy Awards: Best Actor, Taxi Driver (1976); The Deer Hunter (1978); Awakenings (1990); Cape Fear (1991), Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
Golden Globe Awards. Wins -2, nominations -7.
He wons Two Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Raging Bull (1981), Cecil B. DeMille Award (2011).
7 Nominations on Golden Globe Award for Best Actor: Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Deer Hunter ( 1978), Midnight Run (1988), Cape Fear (1991), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000).
BAFTA Awards. Nominations -6 .
7 Nominations on Golden Globe Award for Best Actor: The Godfather: Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980) , The King of Comedy (1982), Goodfellas (1990).
Berlin International Film Festival. Win -1.
Silver Berlin Bear (2007) for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. Film The Good Shepherd (2006).
He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003.
His notable performances include roles in The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Deer Hunter ( 1978), Raging Bull (1980), The Untouchables (1987), Goodfellas (1990), Awakenings (1990), Cape Fear (1991), Heat (1995), Casino (1995), Cop Land (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000), Machete (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
He has directed and starred in films such as the crime drama A Bronx Tale (1993), and the spy film The Good Shepherd (2006).
De Niro is the Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, co-founding the film studio TriBeCa Productions, and owner of the restaurants Nobu. As a long resider of New York City, he invested in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood.
At the age of 10, De Niro made his stage debut as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. He also took children's acting classes in Maria Picator's Dramatic Workshop.
His First Major Screen Credit were Greetings (1968) and Bloody Mama (1970).
In 70's: He began gaining popularity in the beginning of 1970s after appearing in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Scorsese's crime film Mean Streets (1973). Later he earned Academy Award nominations for the two films directed by Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991).
In 1974 he starred in the film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1976 de Niro appeared in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 with Gérard Depardieu, Stefania Sandrelli and Donald Sutherland and in drama film directed by Elia Kazan The Last Tycoon, with Jack Nicholson and Tony Curtis.
In 1978 De Niro starred in the film The Deer Hunter, for which he was nominated on Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 80's: In 1980 De Niro scored his second Academy Award Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in the film Raging Bull.
Other films of 80's include: True Confessions (1981), romantic-drama film Falling in Love (1984), with Meryl Streep, Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Mission (1986), Angel Heart (1987), The Untouchables (1987) with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery.
In 90's he succefully starred in films Goodfellas (1990), Awakenings (1990), Heat (1995), The Fan (1996), Sleepers (1996), Wag the Dog (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), Ronin (1998) and Flawless (1999).
Later De Niro starred in the biographical film Men of Honor (2000), in the comedy films Meet the Parents (2000) wiht Ben Stiller, Meet the Fockers (2004) with Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand. He reprised his roles in the films: The Departed (2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, The Good Shepherd (2006) with Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie andAlec Baldwin, in the romantic fantasy film Stardust (2007) with Michelle Pfeiffer.
In 2010 he reprised his roles in the action film Machete and in the thriller Stone with Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich and in the comedy film Little Fockers with Jessica Alba, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.
In 2011 he appeared in the action film Killer Elite, Limitless and the romantic comedy film New Year's Eve and in the film Manuale d'amore 3
In 2012, he starred with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the films Silver Linings Playbook, garnering the 7th Oscar nomination of his career, and also in Freelancers, Red Lights, and Being Flynn with Julianne Moore.
De Niro married his first wife, African-American actress and singer Diahnne Abbott, in 1976 and the couple split in 1988. They have a son, Raphael and De Niro also adopted Abbott's daughter from a previous relationship. Later De Niro has long relationship with former African-American fashion model Toukie Smith.
They have twins sons together conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995. In 1997, De Niro married his second wife, actress Grace Hightower. Their son Elliot was born in 1998. They divorced in 1999.
In 2004 they renewed their vows and in December 2011, a daughter named Helen Grace was born via surrogate. De Niro has six children and four grandchildren, one from his daughter Drena and three from his son Raphael.