Actor Robert De Niro addresses the class of 2015, faculty, and guests during  New York University's Tisch School of the Arts commencement  ceremony,  Friday, May 22, 2015, in New York. De Niro, who quit high school to pursue an acting career, was the honored speaker at the raucous ceremony for 1,200 graduates at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.

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