Robert De Niro Gives Blunt, Funny, Inspiring Commencement Speech to Acting …

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‘You’re f—–‘: Robert De Niro gives amazing speech to NYU art school grads, warns them to be ready for ‘a lifetime of rejection’.

De Niro’s startling and salty commencement speech for the Tisch School of Arts were greeted with loud applause as the grinning actor gave the graduates a reality check. So will the law school grads and if they don’t “who cares, they’re lawyers,” he said. “Teachers, they’ll be working, s—– jobs and lousy pay, but they will be working.” De Niro said he heard “Valium and Vicodin” are good at easing the pain of rejection. The movie icon donned cap and gown to deliver the commencement speech at Madison Square Garden, and he wasn’t holding back as he told the audience made up of students and their families what to expect, post-college. You aren’t just following dreams, you’re reaching for your destiny.” “Now that you’ve made your choice—or, rather, succumbed to it—your path is clear,” he continued. “Not easy, but clear.

Martin Luther King in “Selma.” A proud New Yorker, De Niro won Academy Awards for his roles in “The Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull” and is considered one of the finest actors of his generation. He is also well known for his comedic turns in movies like “Meet the Fockers.” “I thought it was funny because he’s known to be kind of a crass guy,” said Goldstein, 24, who was rushing to catch a train to Connecticut, where he is appearing in a Shakespeare play. “I do have a job right now!” “He was just being honest,” added 22-year-old Jamie Jensen. “We were all just laughing. You know it going in to art school.” “It was right at the beginning — first line,” said Maria Jensen, 54, who is from Mount Bethel, Pa. “You don’t really want to use the F-bomb in front of thousands of people.

Big deal! “Rejection might sting, but my feeling is that often, it has very little to do with you,” De Niro continued. “When you’re auditioning or pitching, the director or producer or investor may have someone different in mind, that’s just how it is. It seems the director is always right.” “You’re not responsible for the entire job, but your part in it,” he added. “You will put your everything into everything you do.

Whether you’re working for Federico Fellini or Martin Scorsese, your commitment and your process will be the same.” “Did you get straight A’s in school?” he inquired rhetorically. “If you did, good for you, congratulations. Their outing instantly sparks questions as to whether or not there’s a romantic relationship brewing between the two stars, but when asked if the twosome are dating by a paparazzo, Fox responded, “Khloé’s a good friend.” The 30-year-old E! star has famously been on-and-off with rapper French Montana following her highly publicized divorce to fellow former Laker player Lamar Odom. In fact, she said, she finds it “awkward” when people ask about the status of their romance. “I don’t know what to say any more, because people go up and down in relationships.

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