Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|'On any given Sunday you're gonna win or you're gonna lose. The point is -- can you win or lose like a man?'||Al Pacino Quotes
Any Given Sunday. Oliver Stone directed this 1999 football drama. Other stars included Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods and Jamie Foxx.
|'No, I don't want to be paid, I don't need to be paid. Look, I'm here with my partner and nine other people, see. And we're dying, man. You know? You're going to see our brains on the sidewalk, they're going to spill our guts out. Now are you going to show that on television? Have all your housewives look at that? Instead of 'As The World Turns'? I mean what do you got for me? I want something for that.'||Al Pacino Quotes
Dog Day Afternoon. This was one of Pacino's first successful films, coming out in 1975.
|'Does he go on television and tell the truth? Yes. Is it newsworthy? Yes. Are we gonna air it? Of course not. Why? Because he's not telling the truth? No. Because he is telling the truth. That's why we're not going to air it. And the more truth he tells, the worse it gets!'||Al Pacino Quotes
The Insider. Pacino played Lowell Bergman in this Michael Mann film costarring Russell Crowe.
Mayor. Mayor of New York City. I could never get all the way through this one.
Casino. That one was DeNiro.
Devil's Advocate. This one was "okay".
|Pacino played the title role in "Bobby Deerfield". In what activity did he engage?||Al Pacino Movies
Race Car Driver. Early in his career.
Sean Penn. Good movie. Aiello was in "City Hall". Tambor was in "And Justice For All". Baldwin was in "Glengarry Glen Ross".
|Pacino starred in the not-well-received "Scarface". Who was the director? ||Al Pacino Movies
Brian de Palma. No too many critics were kind to this one.
|Pacino was one of many stars in "Glengarry Glen Ross". Who wrote the play?||Al Pacino Movies
David Mamet. Prize-winner for Mamet. All-star cast.
Blindness. Great job as an embittered veteran.
|"Dog Day Afternoon" starred Pacino in the true story of a bank robbery gone bad. Where did the attempted robbery take place?||Al Pacino Movies
New York City. Brooklyn, to be specific.
|Pacino starred in "And Justice For All" as an attorney who was out to get a judge. Who played the judge?||Al Pacino Movies
John Forsythe. Interesting, but one of his lesser known movies.
Pacino couldnīt drive at that time. He had to take driving lessons for the role.. Finally, somebody did pay for the driving lessons he couldnīt afford in his early 30s.
Walter Matthau. Pacino was nominated Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in "Glengarry Glen Ross", but lost the Oscar to Gene Hackman in "Unforgiven".
John Cusack. John Cusack and Al Pacino appeared together in "City Hall".
Marlon Brando. In an early interview while shooting "The Godfather", Pacino said: "Have you any idea what I was to be doing a scene with him? I sat in the theatres when I was a kid just watching him. Now Iīm playing a scene with him. Heīs GOD, man!"
Al Pacino and Chris Sarandon improvised the whole telephone-scene. After doing that scene, the director Sidney Lumet was so overwhelmed that he began to cry, and as Pacino saw that, he cried as well. (Source: "Al Pacino: A Life on the Wire" by Andrew Yule.)
|In how many movies had Pacino and Alec Baldwin appeared together through 2001?||Al Pacino Movies
2. They were in "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Looking for Richard".
|"After they killed the first two guards, they didnīt hesitate, popped Guard No. 3, because...what difference does it make? Why leave a living whitness?"||Al Pacino Movie Quotes
Heat. Vincent Hanna recapitulates how the gang worked, why all the guards are dead.
|Pacino co-starred with Johnny Depp in "Donnie Brasco", a true story about an FBI agent who infiltrates the mafia, only to find himself sympathizing with Al Pacino's character. What's the name of the small-time mafia character played by Pacino?||The Many Faces of Al Pacino
Benjamin 'Lefty' Ruggerio. Donnie Brasco is actually the mafia alias that Depp adopts in the movie. Tony D'Amato is the name of the character who Pacino portrayed in "Any Given Sunday", and "Henry Hill" is the real life mafia informant portrayed by Ray Liotta in "Goodfellas".
|Pacino portrayed the title character in this 1973 drama about an honest New York City cop who refuses to compromise his integrity. What film am I referring to?||The Many Faces of Al Pacino
Serpico. "Serpico" is the true story of Frank Serpico, and New York City cop who blew the whistle on the rampant, widespread police corruption that plagued the NYPD back in the 1960s and 1970s. Enjoy the movie? Then check out the novel, entitled "Serpico", which was written by Peter Maas.
|Al Pacino is best known for this role in a classic 1972 film based on a best selling novel by Mario Puzo. Pacino later reprised this role in the movie's sequels, which came out in 1974 and 1990. What was the name of Al Pacino's character in this famous trilogy?||The Many Faces of Al Pacino
Michael Corleone. "The Godfather I & II" are my two favorite films. I honestly have a difficult time deciding which one I prefer, and I change my mind all the time. I love the original because we get to see Michael develop into a ruthless crime boss, but the first sequel is just as good, considering that we get to take a peek into the back story of Vito Corleone, and how he became the godfather. In my opinion, movie making and character development don't get much better than this.
"I'm a Star!". There is a well known expletive uttered by the pizza delivery boy, that I have not added to the correct answer!
This was the pizza delivery boy's five minutes of fame.
This was a fascinating story of a man in turmoil, who took on a campaign to get money to pay for a sex change operation for his boyfriend (wife). Apparently the two men had been married in a church, (according to the dialogue during the movie). He even showed a picture of Chris Sarandon, as Leon, in a wedding gown. Al Pacino was the leader, and John Cazale was his trusty sidekick. The two were close friends at the time of shooting of the film. Sadly John was to die three years later of bone cancer.
Watch John Cazale in "The Conversation" (1974) with Gene Hackman, and "The Deer Hunter" (1978) with Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.
|Where had Lion, (Lionel Francis Delbuchi), from the movie "Scarecrow", been for the previous five years (prior to the point where the movie started)?||Al Pacino, His Passion - Part 1
At sea. Max Millan, Gene Hackman's character had been in prison for six years. Lion (Al Pacino) had been at sea for five, no other information was offered in the movie about this five year span.
The characters met on a lonely highway, both hitchhiking across the country.
Lion offered Max his last match to light a cigar. This impressed Max so much that he took Lion under his wing. The two men set off together, heading hopefully to Pittsburgh, via Denver and Detroit.
Max was an explosive character who often struck out at people, and Lion was a gentle, simple character, who constantly tried to keep Max out of trouble. This was a difficult task, as Max constantly found and usually caused trouble wherever he went.
A child's bedroom lamp. The lamp was for his child whom he had never seen.
As the story unfolded we see the bonding of two strangers into a firm friendship, while they were rambling across America. There were both funny and moving scenes as the movie progressed.
This was a wonderful movie that has never received the acclaim that it was due.
I enjoyed watching Al Pacino dancing around on several ocassions in the movie, playing such a different character from the stoic Michael Corleone.
Pay for a sex change operation. Sonny also had a wife and two children, along with his boyfriend Leon. Leon was to receive the money from the robbery to pay for his sex change operation. While we know that their marriage would have been illegal at the time, this fact was related in the movie by one policeman to another, so I want to mention it here. It explained Sonny's motive, and the relationship the two men had as the underlying theme of the movie.
No sleaze here, Director Sidney Lumet, showed that love is a human need and depicted it with class.
A Car Wash. As the movie progressed the two unlikely friends hitched their way across America. Max Millan, played by Gene Hackman, and Francis Lionel Delbuchi, Al Pacino's character, made a strange and interesting duo.
Max confided in Lion, telling him he planned to open a car wash business in Pittsburgh. Lion was planning to travel to Detroit where he had a wife and a child he had never seen.
Max also told him he would call him 'Lion' because he didn't like calling him Francis.
Pittsburgh. "Scarecrow" (1973) was about two unlikely characters, who met on a deserted highway, travelling across America, each with their own destination in mind. Fate and a cigarette brought them together and they became friends and decided to travel on together.
While Max Millan was in prison for six years, he had saved over $2,000 dollars to start a business in Pittsburgh. He told Lion that he wanted him to be his partner. Lion was willing to go to Pittsburgh with Max. At the end of the movie we got to see where Max kept his stash.
This movie was underrated, and largely ignored at the time.
|What did Francis Ford Coppola discover that Al Pacino could not, do when he signed him to play Michael Corleone in "The Godfather"? ||Al Pacino, His Passion - Part 1
All of these (Drive a car, Waltz, Speak Italian). Al Pacino had to learn all three of these things while the filming progressed. Although Al waltzed in the movie, one could almost hear him saying "one, two, three" to himself during that first dance sequence. While he was not fluent in Italian, he was not completely ignorant of the language. He learned the necessary dialogue as needed. Driving a car would also have been learned fairly quickly.
Bobby and Helen. Their surnames were not mentioned during the movie or in the closing credits.
The movie depicted the turmoil surrounding the taking of illicit drugs and the difficulties raising money to support the habit.
The characters of Bobby and Helen, young and unemployed New Yorkers, were in love. They led a hand to mouth existence; getting the next fix was more important to them than when their next meal would be.