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17th Marrakech International Film Festival: A special tribute to Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, an American star of Italian origin on his father’s side, is a man with an exceptional career. He is considered one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema.

It is quite pleasant to learn of the presence of the beloved movie star, Robert De Niro, at the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM), which will be held from November 30 to December 8. He will be there to receive the Golden Star of this great cinematographic mass initiated under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI by the FIFM Foundation chaired by HM Prince Moulay Rachid. Commenting on the tribute to be paid to her, the legendary actor with the prodigious career and sacred monster of world cinema said: « Even if I have been to Marrakech many times, I feel that I am about to see another face of the city. A face I’ve always wanted to discover. I am very grateful for this invitation and I look forward to taking part in this great festival. In the eyes of the initiators, this tribute is « undoubtedly one of the highlights of the 17th edition of the Festival ». According to the same source, Robert De Niro, an American star of Italian origin on his father’s side, is a man with an exceptional career. He is considered one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema. His collaborations with the world’s greatest directors such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Elia Kazan, Sergio Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Cimino, Michael Mann and Quentin Tarantino have definitely established him among the most famous and recognized actors in the world. Actor, director and producer, Robert De Niro has been enjoying a series of successes and awards since his debut in the cinema at the end of the 1960s. He began his career under the direction of Brian De Palma with a notable leading role in « The Wedding Party » in 1969. But it was in « Mean Streets » (1973), under the impetus of Martin Scorsese, that De Niro’s talent came to light. Robert De Niro then went on to play key roles. His films became real cult objects. His replicas are repeated by millions of people around the world. In 1974, he won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance of the young Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s « Le Parrain II ». « Martin Scorsese’s « Taxi driver » (Palme d’or 1976) installed him definitively in the big league and allowed him to obtain a new Oscar nomination. De Niro is also featured in ambitious auteur films such as Bernardo Bertolucci’s « 1900 », Sergio Leone’s « Once upon a time in America », Terry Gilliam’s « Brazil » and Roland Joffé’s « Mission » (Palme d’or 1986). In addition to his rich acting career, Robert De Niro is also the head of Tribeca Productions and one of the founders of the Tribeca Film Festival (New York). Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro has developed projects as a producer, director and actor. For example, Tribeca produced Robert De Niro’s first film as a director, « Once upon a time in the Bronx » (1994), and his next film, « Reasons for State », with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie (2007). A career that is worth paying tribute to the FIFM.