Robert De Niro is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese's crime film Mean Streets. In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Sonny Corleone in the crime film The Godfather, he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.\nDe Niro's longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He also earned nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver and Cape Fear, both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter, Penny Marshall's drama Awakenings, and David O. Russell's romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook. His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's crime film Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990.