Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. The world is hers

Mar 10, 2015 3638

It’s generally agreed that the most popular Italian-American in Hollywood were from the seventies and the eighties. That’s because they were often first generation from immigrant parents and the link to their roots still very well regarded in their life.

Younger generations often have it in the name but sometime they have lost touch with most of the traditions, and, as we have discovered in this very section of the paper, it takes a journey to the Old Country to reconnect with their ancestors. But the most famous, like DeNiro and Pacino, come from a time when there was a real pride in claiming one’s own heritage, whatever that may be.

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