The Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated ‘for the intensity he brings to each performance’.
Mumbai: Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University's commencement exercises.
The Ivy League school announced on Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated ‘for the intensity he brings to each performance’. De Niro will receive a doctor of fine arts degree during the school's May 28 ceremonies.
De Niro has been nominated seven times for an Academy Award, and won twice in 1975 for ‘The Godfather: Part II’ and in 1981 for ‘Raging Bull’.
Others to receive honorary degrees are rapper and actor Daveed Diggs; teacher Donald Hood; businesswoman Indra Nooyi; business executive Richard Parsons; and poet Rosmarie Waldrop.
Brown does not have the traditional keynote speaker at commencement exercises, instead reserving that honour for members of the graduating class.