Legendary actor Robert De Niro delivered a harsh, raw and hilarious speech to graduates from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday, telling the newly christened degree holders of the difficulties they will face in the job market but that beyond the hard times they will gain the joy of a “passionate” life.

“Tisch graduates, you made it,” De Niro began. “And you’re fucked.”


Robert De Niro’s graduation speech to the 2015 class at NYU Tisch is pretty good :)


“The scene where Travis Bickle is talking to himself in the mirror was completely ad-libbed by Robert De Niro. The screenplay details just said, “Travis looks in the mirror.” Martin Scorsese claims that he got the inspiration for the scene from Marlon Brando mouthing words in front of a mirror in Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)”

Taxi Driver (1976) dir. Martin Scorsese