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Robert De Niro Named President Of The Jury For Cannes Film Festival 2011

January 7, 2011 Robert De, Tim Burton

Robert De Niro is set to take the position as President of the Jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes in May. The Academy Award-winning actor, who is also the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, has served in the same position twice in the past.

De Niro said of the role, "The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world."

"As co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha tribeca Film Festival, I have an increased appreciation for the jury, who serve, undertaking an important role in choosing films that are represented in the world of film at its highest level, and these types of festivals help connect the international community and have a lasting cultural impact."

"Having served as President of the Jury in the eighties twice, I know this isn't an easy task for me or my fellow jury members, but I'm very honored and happy to head the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival."

Last year, the President of the Jury was director Tim Burton.

The 64th Festival de Cannes will take place from May 11th to 22nd.

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