'Silver Linings' Reception Draws Starry Crowd

Robert De Niro sounded just like his Philadelphia Eagles-loving character from Silver Linings Playbook, Pat Solitano Sr. when we asked him what he made of the more hectic-than-usual awards-season jockeying going on right now. "Gotta get in there and fight," said the stubbled actor, who was uncharacteristically approachable at the party that Dr. Mehmet Oz, director Barry Levinson and De Niro's Tribeca Productions partner Jane Rosenthal hosted for the actor and his director David O. Russell, who are both generating Oscar buzz.

Among the guests who showed up at venerable restaurateur Sirio Maccioni's Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan were Maxima Mea Culpa: Silence in the House of God director Alex Gibney, actress Lori Singer of Footloose fame, ex-Breaking Bad baddie Giancarlo Esposito and De Niro's Raging Bull co-star Cathy Moriarty.

Photos by Marion Curtis/Startraks

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