2003 Robert De Niro Tribute
The 31st AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Robert De Niro at a Gala Tribute on June 12, 2003, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The Tribute special aired on USA Network on June 23, 2003.
At the Gala Tribute, more than 1,000 guests and presenters gathered to celebrate De Niro. Presenters included William Baldwin, Sandra Bernhard, Beyoncé, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Edward Norton, Chazz Palminteri, Sean Penn, Joe Pesci, Robin Williams and James Woods. The AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to De Niro by Martin Scorsese.