Date: 3rd March 2001
ROBERT DE NIRO's past came back to haunt him during the filming of new movie FIFTEEN MINUTES - because his biggest fan was his co-star and spent the entire film quoting famous De Niroisms.
Co-star EDWARD BURNS felt sure JOHN DiRESTA wouldn't be alive at the end of the film because he really got under his hero's skin. Burns says, "John's a huge De Niro fan and he sat there quoting lines to him all the time and De Niro was like, `I don't know what film that line comes from'. "I mean John knows every line from KING OF COMEDY. He's like a mad stalker and De Niro was working with him." (KL/WNV/MCM)