The Film Society of Lincoln Center in the second week of October 2016 announced Robert De Niro as the recipient of the 44th Chaplin Award.
De Niro will be presented with the award at an award gala on 8 May 2017.
About Robert De Niro
• Robert Anthony De Niro is an Italian-American actor and producer.
• He has starred in over 100 films.
• He was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
• He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in the 1980 film Raging Bull.
• He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003 and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010.
About Film Society of Lincoln Center
• The Film Society of Lincoln Center is one of the world's most prominent film presentation organizations.
• It was founded in 1969 by three Lincoln Center executives: William F. May, Martin E. Segal and Schuyler G. Chapin.
• The film society highlights American Independent cinema and World Cinema, and recognizes and supports new filmmakers.
• Each year the organization presents its annual Gala Tribute, known as Chaplin Award Gala, honouring legendary stars and industry leaders.
• In 2016, the award was won by Morgan Freeman.
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Who: Robert De Niro