Robert De Niro says 'next Charlie Chaplin' could be barred from US

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The actor said the president’s immigration policy could stop talent making it to the US

De Niro, who collected the 44th Film Society of Lincoln Centre's Chaplin Award, previously said he wanted to punch Mr Trump in the face as the Republican ran for office.

"I thought, alright, I'm going to listen to everyone that tells me how to act [at school], but I think I just found my teacher", she said of her longtime friend.

Others who attended the event included Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller and Sean Penn.

On the work front, Robert DeNiro will be next seen in Barry Levinson's 'The Wizard of Lies, ' alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Hank Azaria.

De Niro also slammed Trump's immigration ban, noting in his acceptance speech Monday that Charlie Chaplin - the English silent film star for whom his award was named - was "an immigrant who probably wouldn't pass today's 'extreme vetting, '" according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Summary: This is what they now call an 'alternative fact, ' but I call it bullsh*t", and added, "I don't make movies for rich liberal elites...

The actor was on hand to receive the prestigious film award and took the opportunity to lambast Trump for proposed cuts to the National Endowment of the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

De Niro said on stage that the administration's mean-spiritedness towards art and entertainment is an expression of their attitude and added that people also want and deserve decent wages, a fair tax system, a safe environment, education for their children and a solid healthcare.

This is started to look a lot like something out of one of De Niro's movies. He's a pig. He's a con, a bulls*** artist. "I hope we're not keeping out the next Chaplin".

"I can pretend to be comfortable with him, but inside". A mutt who doesn't know what he's talking about, ' De Niro said at the time. But what he did, and what I do are two very different things, totally, of course.

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