. . . The trailer for his Oct. 8 movie "Stone" sure makes it seem that way.
Robert De Niro is one of the best dramatic actors of the last 40 years if not the best. He's pretty decent at comedies, too, although he has more misses than hits in that category. Seeing "Jimmy Conway" or "Sam Rothstein" do a love scene is somewhat unusual. And, if you remember the sex scene with Bridget Fonda in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown," it's remarkably awkward.
But in the trailer for "Stone," which also stars the brilliant but underrated Edward Norton, De Niro seems to sleep with Norton's lady friend, played by Milla Jovovich.
Oh, by the way, De Niro plays a corrections officer and Norton plays an inmate about to be released on parole. Maybe you've seen the massively trimmed-down plot line in movies before, but De Niro + Norton = I'm down about $25 that weekend. Watch the trailer below.