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Robert De Niro Calls For Arts Program Funding at Chaplin Award Gala

Robert De Niro Calls For Arts Program Funding at Chaplin Award Gala

Robert De Niro received a huge honor from the Film Society of Lincoln Center at the annual Chaplin Award Gala!

The 78-year-old two-time Academy Award-winner stepped out at the gala on Monday night (May 8) at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Other attendees Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Sean Penn, who all presented throughout the evening.

During his acceptance speech, Robert called out “mean-spirited” Donald Trump for targeting arts programs.

“For their own divisive political purposes, the administration suggests that the money for these all-inclusive programs goes to rich liberal elites. This is what they now call an ‘alternative fact,’ but I call it bullshit,” he said during his speech.

Robert later added, “I don’t make movies for rich liberal elites…I make them for everybody.”

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