Robert DeNiro certainly did not mince words when he addressed the graduation class of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday.
The awesome actor encouraged students to go for their dreams, but also warned them that it won’t be an easy road.
The Oscar-winning actor said, “You made it…and you’re f**ked.”
DeNiro wanted the graduates to realize that they will be facing rejection and stress, jokingly stating, “I hear that Valium and Vicodin work”.
The actor was brutally honest as he addressed the crowd of dancers, writers, aspiring actors, directors, photographers, and filmmakers.
The Analyze This star pointed out that nursing students, business graduates, and accountants will all be set.
DeNiro said, “You discovered a talent, developed an ambition, and recognized your passion. When you feel that you can’t fight it, you just go for it. When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense.”
“Yeah you’re f**ked,” De Niro added. “The good news is, that’s not a bad place to start.”
He went pn to detail his rejections in his career, jokingly saying he wanted to play Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma.
He finished addressing the crowd by telling them that he was there to hand out his photo to the directing and producing graduates.
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