Jack Nicholson favourite to play Berlusconi

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Jack Nicholson favourite to play Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi (L) (Anticoli Livioo/Pool/AFP) and Jack Nicholson (R) (Michael Buckner/Getty Images North America/AFP)

American actor Jack Nicholson would be the favourite to play Silvio Berlusconi if a film about the scandal-hit former Italian prime minister is ever made, according to the Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power.


Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel were among the other favourites to play the politician, whose sentence for tax fraud was upheld by a Rome court on Thursday.

Even though “his body is a bit over the top”, Arnold Schwarzenegger was given odds at 10/1, Paddy Power said.

Schwarzenegger was followed by Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hanks.

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The odds rise to 17 for Sean Connery and to 67 if Berlusconi is picked to play himself in the hypothetical biopic.

However, the steepest odds, at 150, are offered for the action film star, Jackie Chan.

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