Famous People Who Have Supported Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker : Robert De Niro
Famous People Who Have Supported Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker
Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director and producer. His first major film role was in 1973's Bang the Drum Slowly. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His critically acclaimed, longtime collaboration with Martin Scorsese began with 1973's Mean Streets, and earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991). In addition, he received nominations for his acting in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978) and Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990). Also in 1990, his portrayal as Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination.
He has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000).
De Niro directed A Bronx Tale (1993) and The Good Shepherd (2006).
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has recieved support from many in the world of film. Panahi has not actually commited a crime. Panahi spoke out against his country's oppresive government. He is now serving a six year prison sentence and is banned from making films for twenty years. Renowned documentary filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, co-director of banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi's latest film, is among six movie makers arrested by Iranian authorities. The Appeal Court sentenced renowned filmmaker Mohammad Rassulof, who was arrested with Panahi in March 2010, to one year’s imprisonment. This is a list of actors, directors, ect., who have supported him.