Robert De Niro is a New Yorker through and through. Governor Andrew Cuomo has made his status as a beloved Manhattan treasure official by bestowing him with a proclamation.
I got a kick out of reading the brief description in the proclamation of how he came to love movies and how he got the acting bug as a kid.
His supporting role as Pat Solitano Sr. in “Silver Lining Playbook“ is his best performance in two decades. Even if he doesn’t land the Oscar for best supporting actor on Oscar Feb. 24, he’s got this proclamation from the Governor, “for his outstanding commitment and achievement in the cinematic arts, and his lasting and meaningful contributions to the Empire State.”