"As actors we don't take victory laps. We're too worried about what our next job will be," he deadpanned, thanking longtime collaborator
He then got more serious, thanking his union and voicing his support for leaders who champion "humane immigration regulations" as well as "reproductive rights, sensible gun control and fair wages."
The actor known for speaking his mind, especially against
"There's right and there's wrong. There's common sense and there's abuse of power. As a citizen, I have the right to voice my opinion," he said.
The veteran actor is a seven-time Academy Award nominee, winning Oscars for his performances in "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather II."
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His most recent film, the Netflix drama "The Irishman," is nominated for best movie at this year's Oscars, but De Niro's lead performance has been largely sidelined this awards season amid a crowd of strong contenders.
He called De Niro's collaborations with
DiCaprio and De Niro worked together on the 1993 movie "This Boy's Life," based on the memoir of American author
The actors worked together again in the 1996 flick "
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