Robert De Niro Gives Outstanding Advice During NYU Commencement Speech …

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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’.

The two-time Academy Award winner and high school dropout gave one of the more memorable commencement speeches delivered by a celebrity this year, imparting his sage wisdom with a smile on Friday to the graduating class of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. “You discovered a talent, developed an ambition and recognized your passion,” De Niro addressed the masses assembled at Madison Square Garden for the ceremony. “When you feel that, you can’t fight it—you just go with it. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. The actor’s 15-minute speech was peppered with expletives as he warned that many in the audience — future directors, actors, producers, musicians, singers, dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, writers and photographers — faced a lifetime of rejection ahead. The 28-year-old actor wrote a response to “Internet trolls, which was published by Entertainment Weekly, and began by putting the elephant in the room out into the open—a black actor is playing the role of a blond-haired, blue-eyed character in the comic book. “I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying,” he wrote. “Turns out this is what they were saying: ‘A black guy?

They must be doing it because Obama’s president’ and ‘It’s not true to the comic.’ Or even, ‘They’ve destroyed it!’ “It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore. I can see everybody’s perspective, and I know I can’t ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books,” Jordan continues. “But the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961. The actor, whose credits include “The Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull,” reminded the crowd that he auditioned seven times for the 1973 film “Bang the Drum Slowly.” “You didn’t get that part? I’m okay with this,’ who am I to go against that?” He continues to note that some may look at his casting as the industry trying to be politically correct or meeting some racial quota, “Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself—a reflection of what a modern family looks like today.” Jordan adds, “People are always going to see each other in terms of race, but maybe in the future we won’t talk about it as much.

Next!” New York University is the largest private university in the United States, with three campuses that grant degrees and 12 sites across the globe where faculty and students can study.

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