Although he has never been to the island, the famous Italian producer and actor Salvatore Ruocco has seen films made on the territory of Puerto Rico, where he claims to have good friends. Therefore, in the near future, he would like to shoot films in Puerto Rico.

“Great films were made in Puerto Rico. I would like to act in one of your films. The culture of Puerto Rico is very fascinating. You have beautiful cities like San Juan, Rincon, not to mention the beaches of Puerto Rico. I have a lot of Puerto Rican friends and I think they are very loving people,” he said.

Having more than twenty films made in Italian cinema, such as gomorrah, Interval and Naples, Naples, Naplesamong other.

Ruocco is one of Italy’s most famous actors for his roles in mafia movies and controversial characters. The veteran actor, who started his career at the age of 23, is happy with the release of new films in which he is involved, Padre Piostarring Shia LaBeouf, and Equalizer 3American director Antoine Fuqua.

The Naples-based artist has revealed the details of the characters he portrays in upcoming films to be released.

“In the movie Padre Pio, by Abel Ferrara, I play “Vincenzo”, a soldier who returns to his homeland after the First World War. He lost an eye during the war, so the character wears an eye patch. I had to do a lot of work for this character, including losing 17 pounds, because even though I’m thin, the director wanted me to be even thinner. In those years, there was nothing, hunger and poverty continued. I studied the whole story as it is a film set in 1926 and tells the story of Padre Pio’s arrival in San Giovanni Rotondo. Years of war, years of massacre that was there. These were the years when fascism was born.”

“IN Equalizer (3) I played a good role, although it was next to a gangster. I had the honor of working with the great actor Denzel Washington, it was my dream, because he is a highly educated and respected person in American cinema, as is Robert Richardson, the cinematographer who has more Oscars than anyone else.”

Salvatore Ruocco is known for his imposing physique and commanding presence in film and on stage. His films and works can be found on Neflix and other digital platforms.