In a moment of classic De Niro, the actor tells recent graduates "You're F**ked" in his commencement speech.

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Robert De Niro was brought to the podium at NYU Tisch's graduation ceremony on Friday, and the first thing he did was dig through his purple gown to find a tissue to blow his nose. That's how chill of a dude he is. One of the first things he said was, "Tisch graduates, you made it," followed by, “and you're f**ked." The hard dose of reality was met with uproarious laughter by the audience.

De Niro gave a heartfelt speech to the recent graduates about passion as an artist, and the importance of maintaining friendships and professional relationships. In regards to the difficulty of pursuing one's dreams, he added, "Yeah you're fucked. The good news is: that's not a bad place to start."

Sources: NYU | Time