Robert De Niro slams Donald Trump

Tomas Mccoy
May 10, 2017

"I don't make movies for rich liberal elites", Robert De Niro said Monday night during his speech accepting the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theatre.

On the work front, Robert DeNiro will be next seen in Barry Levinson's 'The Wizard of Lies, ' alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Hank Azaria.

Actor Robert De Niro on Monday blasted President Donald Trump's proposal to slash the federal arts budget. This is what they call alternative facts. "I've got my restaurants for that", he cracked, before adding, "I make them for everybody". "The budget proposal, among its other draconian cuts to life-saving and life-enhancing programs, eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

I've been thinking about this a lot lately with our current government's hostility towards the arts", said De Niro.

The Deer Hunter - which starred Walken, De Niro and the late John Cazale as three friends who worked in a factory in Pennsylvania and enlist to fight in Vietnam - took home five Oscars in 1979 including Best Picture.

"God knows if you're going to honor somebody it should be Bobby", said Douglas.

De Niro's "Meet the Parents" costar Ben Stiller even reminded that the Oscar-winner actor was the first he called when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.

The Taxi Driver star previously launched into a rant against the businessman while filming a political testimony video =called #VoteYourFuture.

Keitel met De Niro shortly before they did "Mean Streets" together in 1973 and has a couple of tales to tell - but he's not talking. "I hope we're not keeping out the next Chaplin".

'I mean, he's so blatantly stupid.

The director has been a fierce critic of Trump, saying ahead of the election that he'd like to "punch" the former real estate mogul in the face. How dare he say the things he does?

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