The picture above is one of those instances where a camera catches a mundane moment at just the right time for proper comedic effect. I can't be the only one who's amused by Italian Goddess Monica Bellucci seemingly move Robert Deniro to "unleash himself" in her presence (can you really blame him though)? Look at Deniro's face for crying out loud! It looks like a mugshot you'd see on the Megan's Law database or something. Who say's Deniro can't do serious roles anymore (besides most of his recent filmography)? I see a bit of Travis Bickle still hiding in that maniacal grin somewhere.
The two thespians are currently filming 'MANUALE D’AMORE 3' (Manual of Love 3), which sadly isn't a series of instructional sex tapes hosted by Ms. Bellucci. Apparently, it's a very popular love/comedy film series in Italy. If you can be on part 3 of a film series and snag Robert Deniro as a character, you clearly have a solid gold property on your hands. Although, Robert was just in MACHETE, so maybe he's just trying to have some more fun at this point in his career. Playing a love interest for Monica sounds like FUN indeed. Smart Man!
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