We are excited to share with you that opening our 113th Explorers Club Annual Dinner this year will be two-time Academy Award Winner and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute, Robert De Niro. He will be joined on-stage by Wade Davis, the 2011 Explorers Club Medal Winner, who will act as Master of Ceremonies.
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In 1974 De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “The Godfather, Part II.” In 1980 he won his second Oscar, as Best Actor, for “Raging Bull.” De Niro has also earned Academy Award nominations for his work in: “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Awakenings,” the remake of “Cape Fear,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. De Niro was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards and served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
He recently starred in Sony Picture Classics’ “The Comedian” with director Taylor Hackford and Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Joy.” He is in post-production for HBO’s “Wizard of Lies,” in which he is starring as Bernie Madoff and is executive producer. He will next be seen in Dimension Films’ “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 also takes special pride in his production company, Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center and the Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded. All of these activities have become sparkplugs for enhancing the creative and cinematic experience, exploring ways how art can enhance and unite communities.
Acting as Master of Ceremonies is the extraordinary Wade Davis! Wade brings a wealth of exploration; combined with a dossier of more than 20 authored books and 11 honorary degrees.
He is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council.
In addition to his degrees, Davis is the recipient of the 2009 Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his contributions to anthropology and conservation; the 2011 Explorers Club Medal, the Club’s highest honor; the 2012 David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration; the 2013 Ness Medal for geography education from the Royal Geographical Society; and the 2015 Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. His books have appeared in 20 languages and sold more than a million copies; Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest received the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top award for literary nonfiction in the English language. In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Published by : Explorers Club Staff