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De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

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Published Apr 22, 2017, 8:52 am IST
Updated Apr 22, 2017, 10:35 am IST
The Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated ‘for the intensity he brings to each performance’.
Robert De Niro
 Robert De Niro

Mumbai: Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University's commencement exercises.

The Ivy League school announced on Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated ‘for the intensity he brings to each performance’. De Niro will receive a doctor of fine arts degree during the school's May 28 ceremonies.

 

De Niro has been nominated seven times for an Academy Award, and won twice in 1975 for ‘The Godfather: Part II’ and in 1981 for ‘Raging Bull’.

Others to receive honorary degrees are rapper and actor Daveed Diggs; teacher Donald Hood; businesswoman Indra Nooyi; business executive Richard Parsons; and poet Rosmarie Waldrop.

Brown does not have the traditional keynote speaker at commencement exercises, instead reserving that honour for members of the graduating class.

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