Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Commencement Speech: You're F*cked

Actor Robert De Niro provided a comical yet motivating commentary at the recent graduation ceremony for students of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

"When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump commonsense," De Niro says. "You weren’t just following dreams, you were reaching for your destiny. You’re a dancer, a singer, a choreographer, musician, a filmmaker, a writer, a photographer, a director, a producer, an actor, an artist. Yeah, you’re f**ked." 

De Niro’s startling and salty commencement speech was greeted with loud applause as the grinning actor gave the graduates a reality check.  The actor went on to elaborate on the less rosy career prospects his young audience had in store for them, as compared to peers who had opted for more stable and rational career choices, including medicine and accounting.  Wrapping up, De Niro said he intends to pass out his resume and head shots to newly graduated directors in the room.

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