Edgar Ramirez, center-left, and Robert De Niro play Panamanian brawler Roberto Duran and his trainer Ray Arcel in a scene from Jonathan Jakubowicz's "Hands of Stone," screening out of competition at Cannes.Photo courtesy of the Cannes film festival
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The festival also honored De Niro for his five-decade-long acting career. The New York native starred in two Palme d'Or-winning films – Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" in 1976 and "Mission" by the British director Roland Joffe 10 years later. De Niro cracked Panama tax jokes as he told of the journey to make the movie, which was eventually filmed in the country most recently in the news for the "Panama Papers" scandal.De Niro plays Ray Arcel, who trained 18 world champions and was tasked with turning the hothead, America-hating Duran into world champion.Ramirez also paid tribute to De Niro, whom he first met in Cannes five years ago when De Niro was president of the jury and Ramirez was presenting an award.
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