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Your Letters: Reader Reaction to Robert De Niro's Honorary Italian Citizenship
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SEPTEMBER 5, 2004 – Recently I wrote a column about the Italian government's controversial decision to honor Italian American entertainers Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese with honorary Italian citizenship at this month's Venice Film Festival. Some Italian Americans say De Niro perpetuates stereotypes and depicts a poor image of Italians because of his willingness to play mob characters on the big screen. Italian American groups have even asked Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to re-think the decision to grant De Niro the honor.
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