ROBERT DE NIRO (Ed)launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's “The Wedding Party” in 1969. By 1974 he had won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his critically acclaimed performance in “Bang the Drum Slowly” and from the National Society of Film Critic for Martin Scorsese's “Mean Streets.”
1974 De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather, Part II.” In 1980 he won his second Oscar, as Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's “Raging Bull.”
De Niro has earned Academy Award nominations for his work in five additional films: as Travis Bickle in Scorsese's acclaimed “Taxi Driver;” as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's “The Deer Hunter,” as a catatonic patient brought to life in Penny Marshall's “Awakenings,” in 1992 as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic “Cape Fear” and as a father to a bi-polar son in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook.”
In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival, which he won again in 2012, and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP The Magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.
De Niro was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. He also served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
He was most recently seen in Tribeca Productions’ and HBO’s “Wizard of Lies” starring as Bernie Madoff, for which he received both an Emmy Award nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. His next projects will be “The War with Grandpa” and Netflix’s “The Irishman”, in which he stars and is producing with Martin Scorsese, for their ninth collaboration.
De Niro recently starred in Sony Picture Classics’ “The Comedian”, Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Joy,” Lionsgate’s “Dirty Grandpa,” Warner Bros.’ “The Intern,” “Grudge Match,” David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” CBS Films’ “Last Vegas,” Relativity Media’s “The Family.” Other recent film credits include Millennium’s “The Killing Season,” Lionsgate’s “The Big Wedding,” Focus Features’ “Being Flynn,” Grindstone Entertainment’s “Freelancers,” and “Red Lights,” New Line Cinema’s “New Year’s Eve,” thriller “Limitless,” “Little Fockers,” the third installment of the highly successful Tribeca Productions’ “Meet the Parents” franchise, Filmauro’s Italian romantic comedy “Manuale d'amore 3,” Nu Image Films’ psychological thriller “Stone,” and 20th Century Fox’s “Machete.”
His distinguished body of work also includes performances in Elia Kazan's “The Last Tycoon,” Bernardo Bertolucci's “1900,” Ulu Grosbard's “True Confessions” and “Falling in Love,” Sergio Leone's “Once Upon a Time in America,” Scorsese's “King of Comedy,” “New York, New York,” “Goodfellas,” and “Casino,” Terry Gilliam's “Brazil,” Roland Joffe's “The Mission,” Brian De Palma's “The Untouchables,” Alan Parker's “Angel Heart,” Martin Brest's “Midnight Run,” David Jones' “Jacknife,” Martin Ritt's “Stanley and Iris,” Neil Jordan's “We're No Angels,” Penny Marshall's “Awakenings,” Ron Howard's “Backdraft,” Michael Caton-Jones' “This Boy's Life,” John McNaughton's “Mad Dog and Glory,” Kenneth Branagh's “Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,” Michael Mann's “Heat,” Barry Levinson's “Sleepers” and “Wag the Dog,” Jerry Zaks' “Marvin's Room,” Tony Scott's “The Fan,” James Mangold's “Copland,” Alfonso Cuarón's “Great Expectations,” Quentin Tarantino's “Jackie Brown”; John Frankenheimer's “Ronin,” Harold Ramis' “Analyze This” and “Analyze That,” Joel Schumacher's “Flawless,” Des McNuff's “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” George Tillman's “Men of Honor,” John Herzfeld’s “Fifteen Minutes,” Frank Oz’s “The Score,” Tom Dey’s “Showtime,” Michael Caton-Jones’ “City By The Sea,” Nick Hamm’s, “Godsend,” John Polson’s “Hide and Seek,” Mary McGuckian’s “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” DreamWorks's "Shark Tale" Jay Roach's “Meet The Parents” and "Meet the Fockers," Barry Levinson’s “What Just Happened,” Jon Avnet’s “Righteous Kill” and Kirk Jones’ “Everybody’s Fine.”
De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988, and in the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture; the festival’s mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences.
Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.
Tribeca's “A Bronx Tale” in 1993 marked De Niro’s directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in “The Good Shepherd” with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. Other Tribeca features include “Thunderheart,” “Cape Fear,” “Mistress,” “Night and the City,” “The Night We Never Met,” “Faithful,” “Panther,” “Marvin's Room,” “Wag the Dog,” “Analyze This,” “Flawless,” “ The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Meet the Parents,” “Fifteen Minutes,” “Showtime,” “Analyze That” and “Meet the Fockers.” In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the acclaimed series “Tribeca.” De Niro was one of the executive producers.
Tribeca Productions is headquartered at De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in the TriBeCa district of New York. The Film Center is a state-of-the-art office building designed for the film and television industry. The facility features office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant. The center offers a full range of services for entertainment professionals.
(Sally) Award-winning actress Uma Thurman has proven herself to be one of the industry's most versatile performers, lending her talents to an array of revered films and television.
Next up, she will star in the Apple TV series “Suspicion,” a high-paced thriller about the kidnapping of the son of a prominent American businesswoman, played by Thurman. Based on the Israeli drama “False Flag,” the series will be produced by Keshet Productions with Rob Williams serving as showrunner. Thurman can also be seen in the upcoming feature “War With Grandpa” opposite Robert DeNiro and directed by Tim Hill, due to premiere this fall.
Thurman was most recently seen in the successful revival of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” at the acclaimed Williamstown Theater Festival. In 2017, Thurman completed her Broadway debut as the star of The Parisian Woman. She was also recently awarded The Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor at their annual gala in New York City. Most recently on the big screen, Uma appeared in various films which include Lars Von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” “The Con is On,” directed by James Haslam and “Down a Dark Hall” directed by Rodrigo Cortés.
Thurman’s additional television and film credits include the Netflix original series “Chambers”, opposite Tony Goldwyn, NBC’s miniseries “The Slap,” created by Jon Robin Baitz, and Lars Von Trier's “Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1.” The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern describes Thurman's performance in “Nymphomaniac: Vol.1” as “Mrs. H” as "exhibiting the full spectrum of human emotion over the course of seven uninterrupted minutes. It is, without question, the highlight of Vol. 1."
Thurman is best known for her portrayal of "Mia Wallace," a sexy mobster's wife in Quentin Tarantino's critically lauded “Pulp Fiction.” In 1995, she received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the cult classic. Referred to as Tarantino's "muse," Thurman continued to work with the director for many years and garnered Golden Globe® Award nominations for her role of "The Bride" in his highly successful “Kill Bill” film franchise. Rolling Stone likened her to "an avenging angel out of a 1940s Hollywood melodrama."
Thurman's entrance into mainstream film began following her role as the goddess Venus in Terry Gilliam's fantasy “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” She went on to receive critical acclaim for her portrayal of a virginal 18th century convent girl, "Cecile de Volanges," in Stephen Frears' “Dangerous Liaisons,” opposite John Malkovich. The following year, she starred opposite Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros in Philip Kaufman's “Henry & June.” Additional film credits include “Beautiful Girls,” “Batman & Robin,” Les Miserables,” “Sweet and Lowdown,” “Prime” with Meryl Streep, “Be Cool” and “The Producers.”
Thurman earned a Golden Globe® Award for “Hysterical Blindness,” which she produced and starred in. She received her first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her arc on NBC's series “Smash.”
Born in Boston and raised in Amherst, Thurman currently lives in New York City with her three children.
(Jerry) won an Academy Award and the New York Film Critic's Circle Award for his performance in The Deer Hunter. Walken also received an Academy Award nomination and won BAFTA and SAG awards for Catch Me if You Can. Additionally, in 2010, he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance in A Behanding in Spokane. Film: Annie Hall, Pennies From Heaven, The Dead Zone, At Close Range, Biloxi Blues, King of New York, Man On Fire, Man of the Year, Wedding Crashers, Hairspray, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Batman Returns, Seven Psychopaths, A Late Quartet. Theatre: The Lion In Winter (Clarence Derwent Award), The Seagull (Obie), The Rose Tattoo (Theatre World Award), James Joyce's The Dead, The Seagull (NY Shakespeare Festival). Walken also performed in a Spike Jonze-directed music video for “Weapon of Choice.” Walken starred in Jersey Boys in 2014, which was directed by Clint Eastwood, When I Live My Life Over Again, co-starring Amber Heard and Oliver Platt, The Family Fang, alongside Justin Bateman and Nicole Kidman and Peter Pan Live for NBC as Captain Hook. Walken then starred in Nine Lives alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing. He starred in Irreplaceable You directed by Stephanie Laing, co-starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jackie Weaver. He then starred in The Jesus Rolls alongside John Turturro. Walken will also star in the The War with Grandpa alongside Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman, and the upcoming John Patrick Shanley film Wild Mountain Thyme, co-starring Jamie Dornan, Emily Blunt, and Jon Hamm.
CHEECH MARIN (Danny) Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong (now on tour), Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star. To this day, Cheech and Chong films remain the number one weekend video rentals, and Cheech is widely acknowledged as a cultural icon. Cheech's long-awaited memoir entitled Cheech is Not My Real Name...But Don't Call Me Chong! was released in 2017.
Cheech (real name Richard) Marin was born in South Central Los Angeles and met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia as a political refugee. The duo moved back to Los Angeles and proved to be "entertainment gold." Six of their albums went gold, four were nominated for Grammys, and Los Cochinos won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. The critically acclaimed duo made a fluid transition to films, starring in eight features together.
During his split with Chong, Cheech wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy Born In East L.A. He appeared in over 20 films, including his scene-stealing role in Tin Cup. On television, Cheech was a sitcom regular before joining Don Johnson on the highly successful CBS drama Nash Bridges (1996-2001). He later had a recurring role on the hit NBC show, Lost, and in recent years, he guest-starred on Rob and Jane the Virgin. Through his popular Disney Pixar animation film roles (Oliver & Company, The Lion King, Cars, and more) and as an author of children's books such as Cheech the School Bus Driver, Cheech is also a favorite with kids and parents around the world.
In 2009, everyone's favorite duo reunited after 25 years apart for a national and international comedy tour, the Light Up America reunion tour, selling out everywhere. They also shot a full-length live comedy film Hey Watch This in 2010. The pair followed with subsequent tours, satisfying audiences thirsty to see the pair together. They continue to perform together as their schedules allow.
Cheech is recognized today as a formidable advocate of Chicano art.
Furthering his goal to introduce Chicano Art to a wider audience, Marin has entered a partnership with the city of Riverside and Riverside Art Museum to create the Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry. Slated to open in 2021, The Cheech has become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art including paintings sculptures and photography, collectively the most renowned Chicano art collection in the United States.
OAKES FEGLEY (Peter) most recently starred as ‘Theo,' the younger version of the character he shared with Ansel Elgort in THE GOLDFINCH, the feature film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The film is directed by John Crowley, and follows a boy in New York who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright and Finn Wolfhard and was released by Warner Bros. on September 13, 2019.
Previously, Fegley filmed leading roles in the independent features WHEN THE MOON WAS TWICE AS BIG and WHO FRAMED TOMMY CALLAHAN.
In October 2017, Fegley starred as ‘Ben’ in WONDERSTRUCK for director Todd Haynes, alongside Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Millicent Simmonds. The mystery-drama is based on a novel of the same name by Brian Selznick and follows a deaf boy (Fegley) in 1977 and a deaf girl (Simmonds) in 1927 on their quests to find their respective parents. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was released by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions.
In October 2016, Fegley starred in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON for director David Lowery, a live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1977 film of the same name. The fantasy comedy-drama film follows the adventures of an orphaned boy (Fegley) and his best friend Elliot, a dragon.
In September 2014, Fegley made his acting debut as ‘Paul Swann’ in FORT BLISS for director Claudia Myers, a military drama set on Fort Bliss. The film also stars Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Pablo Schreiber, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Dash Mihok.
Fegley’s additional film credits include Cal Robertson’s PRISM, Shawn Levy’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Phil Allocco’s THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES.
On television, Fegley had a recurring role as ‘Young Eli Thompson,’ Nucky’s little brother on the HBO hit series BOARDWALK EMPIRE and recurred as ‘Gabriel’ in the CBS crime drama PERSON OF INTEREST.
Fegley’s love for acting started on local stages near his home in Allentown, PA, including Art Quest (Bethlehem, PA), Bucks County Playhouse, and Civic Theatre of Allentown. He performed in the Two River Theater production of ON BORROWED TIME for Oscar-winning actor and director Joel Grey. He has also portrayed ‘Tiny Tim’ in A CHRISTMAS CAROL multiple times during his young career, most recently at New York’s Century Club with Alec Baldwin and Sam Waterston.
Laura Marano (Instagram 9.7MM followers) is known for her role of Celia Lieberman in Netflix’s Rom-Com, The Perfect Date with Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes. With over 50 million views on Netflix, it is another success in their YA Rom-Com genre. As a songwriter, she has two of her songs in the movie soundtrack titled, “Lie to Me” and “A Little Closer.” Laura won Best Actress in a Comedy Film for the Teen Choice Awards for The Perfect Date.
Laura was also the lead in Netflix’s A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish, and recently finished the CBS pilot, Simple Super Love Story with her sister, Vanessa Marano. Marano was also seen in the highly acclaimed Greta Gerwig-directed high school drama, Ladybird, as well as the dramatic theatrical movie, Saving Zoë, which she produced and stars in.
Laura Marano was first widely known for starring as “Ally” in the Disney Channel's international hit television series Austin & Ally, for which she won Best Actress in a TV Comedy at the Kids Choice Awards and received nominations for Choice Summer TV Star Female and Choice TV Actress Comedy, at the Teen Choice Awards. The series has won Kids Choice Awards in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia.
As a producer of Saving Zoë, Laura partnered with Equality Now to spread the word regarding human trafficking. She made an appearance at the UN to discuss online sex exploitation and how to make tech companies take responsibility hosting web sites that promote sexual abuse against women.
Marano is also an established singer songwriter. She has amassed over 30 million streams across all platforms, excluding Youtube. Her first single, “Boombox” has 64 million views on YouTube. She wrote and performed her version of the theme song to Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, which made its video debut at San Diego Comic-Con and has over 80 million views. Recently, she dropped her EP “ME” and released new songs “Let Me Cry”, “FEOU” and “Not Like Me” on her independent label, Flip Phone Records. Currently, she just released two new songs, “Wake Me Up” and “Can’t Hold On Forever.”
Marano recently partnered with JCPenney on their 2020 Prom Dress Collection. She has her own shoe line with Not Rated, and perfume line which is currently sold at TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshall’s and Amazon. Each product gives fans the opportunity to spread kindness through their actions and share it online with #inspirekindness. She co-hosted TLC’s Say Yes to The Prom Dress, treating deserving high school girls to a fairytale transformation for their prom. Marano is currently working with First Aid Beauty on an initiative that pledges at least $1 million to pay off student loans.
Marano hosted the red carpet telecast for the 2019 Oscars (nominated for an Emmy) and has hosted other red carpets with Dick Clark Productions for American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the Golden Globes.
Robert Allen Riggle Jr. (Arthur) is an actor, comedian, and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer. He is best known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW from 2006 to 2008, as a cast member on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE rom 2004 to 2005, and for his comedic roles in films such as THE HANGOVER, THE OTHER GUYS, LET’S BE COPS, DUMB & DUMBER TO, 21 JUMP STREET, THE GOODS: LIVE HARD< SELL HARD and STEP BROTHERS. He has also co-starred in the Adult Swim comedy-action series NTSF::SD:SUV::. In 2012, Riggle replaced Frank Caliendo for the comedy skit and prognostication portions of Fox NFL Sunday.
Robert DeNiro explains what HIS grandpa would be in for if he moved into his 6th-grade bedroom! At least he’d be nicer than @ofegley character in @WarWithGrandpa 🏠 🤪@HarkinsTheatres— Tara Hitchcock (@TaraTV1) October 9, 2020
CAST INTERVIEWS:(@lauramarano @CheechMarin @RobRiggle #JaneSeymour): https://t.co/44nq5dhtu9 pic.twitter.com/ezVPij50W3