Haute 100 New York Update: Robert De Niro

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, in honor of the Tribeca Film Festival: Robert De Niro.

Robert De Niro
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What MADE Him Haute Arguably the finest actor of his generation, he’s also a force in Tribeca real estate and dining. The Greenwich Hotel, which is co-owned by the actor, opened in 2008.

What Makes Him Haute Now De Niro co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival with Jane Rosenthal in 2002, and it has since grown into a force in the film industry. The 9th annual festival kicks off tomorrow with an opening press conference at 10 am, but De Niro and Rosenthal have already been making the media rounds. In an interview with NY1, he indicated that the reason he began the festival was to give up-and-coming directors a place to show their work, to offer them a way to make their break into the unforgiving industry. As for what films movie-goers should not miss during this year’s festival, De Niro advocates  the Joan Rivers documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work as well as My Trip To Al-Qaeda. And what does he want audiences to take away from the festival? “Just that they had a good time, that they felt satisfied that their movies were represented properly and want to come back next year.”