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A new action movie is creating a modest stir in the marketplace.

robert deniro machete DeNiro Likes His Lighter Role in Machete

And KYW’s Bob Nelson reports that its star, Robert DeNiro, calls his part a breath of fresh air for him as an actor.

Machete revolves around a vigilante seeking revenge against a man who hired him as part of a plot to assassinate a senator.  The senator is played by Robert DeNiro:

“What I liked about the character was just that it was a fun thing to do, and there was a sense of irony and it’s not to be taken seriously on one level.  So that frees you to have fun without being weighted down.”

Machete also stars Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, and Cheech Marin.

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