THIS DAY IN HISTORY : August 17, 1943American-Italian actor, producer, and director. Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B DeMille Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.