The Festival de Cannes announced today that vetran thesp, sometimes producer/director, and Tribeca founder and patron will take over the presidential reins for the 64th Festival de Cannes, due to take place from May 11th to 22th 2011.
Typically a man of few words, De Niro described the honour as, "... a rare opportunity for me as it [The Festival] is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world."
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