Graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts were treated to a memorable commencement speech - and some blunt words - from Robert De Niro.

During the ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Friday, De Niro told the aspiring artists and performers, "You made it. And you're (bleeped)."

The Academy Award-winning actor pointed out that graduates from NYU's other schools have better job prospects and a more stable future in front of them.

"You discovered a talent, developed an ambition and recognized your passion. When you feel that, you can’t fight it. You just go with it," De Niro said. "When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense. You aren’t just following dreams, you’re reaching for your destiny."

"Now that you've made your choice — or, rather, succumbed to it — your path is clear. Not easy, but clear. You have to keep working, it's that simple."

Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above and share your thoughts on De Niro's racy graduation speech in the comments.


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