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De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

FILE – In a Wednesday, April 19 2017 file photo, Robert De Niro attends the world premiere of “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” in the Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Brown university announced Friday, Friday, April 21, 2017, that De Niro is one of the six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University, the start of the exercises at the school May 28 ceremonies. De Niro will receive a doctor of fine arts degree. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

(Associated Press)

PROVIDENCE, R. I. – Robert De Niro is one of the six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University, the start of the exercises

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

De Niro is five times nominated for an Academy Award, and won in 1975 for “The Godfather: II” and in 1981 for ” Raging Bull.”

Sometimes gets honorary diploma ” rapper and actor Daveed Diggs; teacher Donald Hood; businesswoman Indra Nooyi; business executive Richard Parsons; and closer Up Waldrop.

Brown has not the traditional keynote speaker at the commencement exercises, instead reserving that honor for the members of the graduating class.

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