18 January 2013 5:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rome -- Steven Spielberg made an appearance in Italy’s Senate as part of a visit to promote the release of Lincoln here and ended up answering a question about a possible movie about Italian media mogul Silvio Berlusconi. Spielberg said he was not interested in making a film about the billionaire and three-time prime minister. But he expressed hope of making a film with Oscar-winning Italian comic and director Roberto Benigni. Spielberg mainly came to Rome to promote the release of Lincoln, which earned 12 Oscar nominations and will open in Italy on Thursday. However, he also made a

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