De Niro to Imprint Hands at Hollywood's Chinese Theater

De Niro is up for a Academy Award for his supporting role in ``Silver Linings Playbook."

 Robert De Niro will press his hands into wet cement Monday at the venerable Chinese-themed theatre built by Sid Graumann in Hollywood.

De Niro is up for a Academy Award for his supporting role in "Silver Linings Playbook,'' and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in in 1974 for "The Godfather: Part 2'' and the Best Actor statue in 1980 for "Raging Bull.''

De Niro was born in 1943 and has starred in films including "Mean Streets,'' "Taxi Driver,'' "The Deer Hunter,'' and "Cape Fear.''

Now known as the "TCL Chinese Theater,'' and owned by a Chinese electronics firm, the theater's courtyard has been the scene of handprint/footprint ceremonies since it opened in 1927, with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's "The King of Kings.''

The ceremony is set for 9:45 a.m. Monday at the theater, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Juliet Montague February 04, 2013 at 03:04 AM
My dog Buddy and I shall be there!
Jackie Hall February 04, 2013 at 04:47 PM
It's not owned by a Chinese electronics firm - they just bought the naming rights. And I'm glad that it's someone truly worthy of the honour. The neighbourhood has gone a bit downhill lately .......


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