As if new graduates don't have enough to worry about post-graduation with finding jobs and getting on their feet, Robert De Niro just made it a little more scary with his NYU commencement speech.
On Saturday, TIME reported that New York University's Tisch School of the Arts chose Robert De Niro as their honored speaker this year, but after workin through formalities, he shocked the crowd.
"Tisch graduates, you made it," De Niro began. "And, you're f---ed."
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After walking them through how graduates of other majors will secure their futures, he told them that because they picked a field where they will become actors, writers, directions and more, they will have to fight for what they want to achieve.
"You discovered a talent, developed an ambition, and recognized your passion," he said. "When you feel that you can't fight it, you just go for it. When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense."
He then went on to say that the students will survive this crazy ride.
"Yeah you're f---ed," De Niro added. "The good news is, that's not a bad place to start."
De Niro finished his speech with inspiring and hilarious stories of his own career. He also reassured them by revealing that he didn't quite land the role of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma.
The ceremony was held as Madison Square Garden where the graduates likely left equally terrified and excited for their futures.