“I don’t want people years from now to say, ‘Remember De Niro? He had real style,’” the actor once said. “I want to do things that will last because they have substance and quality, not some affectation or [technique], because that’s all bullshit.” From Robert De Niro’s earliest days as a student actor, his methodology has been deep, technical, and immersive. Whether changing his voice and appearance to embody a real-life person or bringing nuance to an average Joe, De Niro performs from a deep place within, always in deference to the emotions of his films’ stories and characters. In his decades-long career, working with a range of international filmmakers, De Niro has given one unforgettable performance after another, earning two Oscars, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003, and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010.

On May 8th, Robert De Niro will be the recipient of the Film Society’s Chaplin Award. Celebrate the legendary actor and support the art of film by reserving tickets here.

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