Robert De Niro probably deserves credit for honesty, though his choice of words could have been better.

Daniel NUssbaum of Breitbart reported.

De Niro to Graduating Class: You’re F**ked

Robert De Niro delivered the commencement speech to graduates of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday, opening up his remarks with a blunt warning: “You’re f***ed.”

The Oscar-winning actor grinned as he told the film, art, and media graduates at the Theater at Madison Square Garden that while those with degrees in law and business “used reason and logic and common sense to research a career,” the art school graduates would “have to keep working” to find steady employment.

“You discovered a talent, developed an ambition and recognized your passion,” De Niro said, according to the Associated Press. “When you feel that, you can’t fight it. Just go with it. When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense.”

“You’re an artist – yeah, you’re f***ed,” the actor continued. “The good news is that’s not a bad place to start.”

De Niro, who won an Academy Award for both 1975’s The Godfather: Part II and 1981’s Raging Bull, also offered up some tips on how to make it in Hollywood, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He warned the graduates about facing a “lifetime of rejection,” but said “you don’t want to block the pain too much.”