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Thursday, February 07, 2008
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The legendary Robert DeNiro and 50 Cent, who will co-star in the upcoming film Righteous Kill with Al Pacino cover the March "Hollywood Issue" issue of Vibe Magazine. Shot in January by celebrity photographer Jake Chessum at New York City's famed Milk Studios, the magazine's exclusive photos are styled by veteran Vibe Fashion Director Memsor Kamarake. De Niro is in Giorgio Armani and 50 Cent in head-to-toe Tom Ford.

The issue features a double cover [see the other cover and quotes after the jump] and features a rare interview with DeNiro who speaks highly of 50...
"Curtis, he's ... he's got good instincts," Mr. De Niro tells VIBE when asked what advice he would give to the superstar about acting. 50 Cent goes on to talk about his admiration for De Niro's work. "I grew up watching his movies ... One of my favorites was Goodfellas. I could watch that over and over. He was amazing

De Niro on whether he'll ever get tired of being famous for playing gangsters: "Those characters are more exciting. People like to watch and identify with them in some ways. It's a fantasy."
The duo play a pair of veteran New York City police detectives on the trail of a vigilante serial killer in this psychological thriller directed by Jon Avnet.
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50 Cent on De Niro: "I get a chance to feel normal when I'm around Robert. His celebrity is so strong that I get a chance to feel like a normal person for a little bit. People get nervous around him."

50 Cent on his son: "My son is excited. He thinks I'm a superhero ... It's impossible for him to miss me, because if he went through his regular day, there'd be references to me around, whether it's music or when he goes to school and his school knows 50 Cent is his dad."

50 Cent on whether it's okay to play a gangster: "Actors are imitating life. That exists. People who don't actually follow the rules. So for an actor to create a project to show people what actually happens, that's cool."

De Niro on whether it's okay to play a gangster: "Movies are like dreams, an expression of people's subconscious, what they feel, what they would want to do but wouldn't do ... And we all know the difference between reality and fiction."