Al Pacino on His Recent Comedic Turns: “You’re always looking for what’s going to feed you, what’s going to feed the spirit and get you going”
Al Pacino might not have appeared in as many comedies as Robert De Niro or Robert Duvall, but his latest film, Stand Up Guys, has Pacino making a rare clownish turn. In an interview with Yahoo!, Pacino talks about how he originally wanted to be a comedian and how he ended up a dramatic actor instead.
As for his acclaimed acting style, Pacino sums it up be saying, “When you get me on the acting trail, I get on that train… You’re always looking for what’s going to feed you, what’s going to feed the spirit and get you going” (However, how that applies to his role in the atrocious Jack & Jill is anyone’s guess). Read more
Cast: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Addison Timlin
Synopsis: Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch. Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
In Theaters: January 11th Read more