Al Pacino Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


17th November 2015

Quote: "We were so young and he was basically a moron about driving. He was physically inept and I had a big crush on him... I tried to help him, but really all I was trying to do was get his attention, you know? It was pathetic, but he never did very well. I'm sorry, he was not a good driver!" Diane Keaton tried and failed to teach her The Godfather co-star Al Pacino how to drive back in the 1970s.


19th June 2015

Quote: "The first time that I ever met Al (Pacino) was interesting. He presented me with my Oscar at the Academy Awards, so that was, like, the coolest way to meet anybody. Of course he's iconic, he's very intimidating because he is. He's delivered some of the most iconic, unforgettable, brilliant performances in our lives. He's a reference point for all of us." Actress Holly Hunter was intimidated to work with actor Al Pacino in new movie MANGLEHORN.


27th May 2015

Quote: "Napoleon has been a dream of mine for a long time. It's come close but this time it really could happen. There's a great script about his last years on Saint Helena." Al Pacino on his dreams of playing French military icon Napoleon Bonaparte in a new movie.


24th May 2015

Quote: "If Francis Ford Coppola says he wants to do anything with The Godfather, I will be there." Actor Al Pacino would return to THE GODFATHER franchise if director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA came up with a new story, even though his mob boss character Michael Corleone dies at the end of the third instalment of the classic mafia films.


15th May 2015

Fact: Al Pacino made a cameo appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday (14May15) to read out the numbers in the outgoing host's nightly Top 10 list, revealing he wanted to do it before the TV personality's final show next week (20May15).


31st March 2015

Quote: "We text a little bit. He loves emoticons. Lots of smiley faces and the guy with the moustache (graphic)." Actor Oscar Isaac reveals he's become texting buddies with movie icon Al Pacino after meeting through mutual friend Jessica Chastain.


21st March 2015

Quote: "I haven't been, in my life at times, grounded. I felt what they called the vicissitudes of fame. I have felt it, gone through it... highs and lows. You keep looking for the middle. (But) I don't regret things because out of mistakes, and I've made plenty... I learned. Through those mistakes I met people, my life was changed a couple of times, so mistakes aren't quite mistakes." Al Pacino prefers to live and learn.


20th March 2015

Quote: "I keep looking forward to a porch and rocking chair, but so far things keep pulling me back in." Veteran actor Al Pacino is hoping to eventually wind down his film career now he's 74.


20th March 2015

Quote: "There's (Joe) Pesci, (Robert) De Niro, (Martin) Scorsese, Bobby (Cannavale), me and we'll find another Italian somewhere." Al Pacino on his star-studded next film The Irishman.


18th March 2015

Quote: "We have each other's phone numbers... He texts, he likes to text. We're text buddies! But I don't have his name in my phone... (If) the phone gets lost (I don't want his contact details to leak), so he comes up (as) 'Montana'. I'm gonna have to change it now!" Actor Bobby Cannavale attempts to keep his movie dad Al Pacino's details secret by saving his phone number under his Scarface character's name, Tony Montana. The pair plays father and son in new film Danny Collins.


12th September 2014

Quote: "To this day, I always sign autographs for everyone who comes because I was a fan. I went out, we got a poster and we stood there with everyone else and Al signed everyone's poster." Hugh Jackman insists on making time for fans after scoring Al Pacino's autograph back in 1996 after watching his performance in a Broadway production of Hughie.


2nd September 2014

Quote: "People go into depression and it's very, very sad and it can last and it's terrifying. I know that, I've had bouts with stuff that comes close to that, but not with that intensity. I feel spared, I feel lucky." Veteran actor Al Pacino is grateful to have been saved from the hell of the mood disorder in his own life after portraying a depressed man in new movie The Humbling.


12th November 2013

Quote: "I don't know anything about her. I know I loved working with her, I enjoyed her company, we'd go out with her from time to time, but I never really sat down and had a heart-to-heart with her. I don't know where she goes." Al Pacino admits his highly-private Salome leading lady Jessica Chastain never really opened up to her director on or off set.


30th May 2013

Fact: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Nathan Lane and Michael J. Fox have added their support to the ongoing New York state rebuilding programme in the wake of last year's (12) Hurricane Sandy by appearing in a new public service announcement urging small business owners who lost their livelihoods in the storm to get in touch with local government groups and seek funding for new ventures.


17th March 2013

Quote: "Wigs are great! You don't have to get haircuts anymore... I had occasion to wear them once because I had a problem, and I enjoyed them. I had a case of alopecia areata, where a lot of your hair starts falling out... and I actually had to perform in two films, so I had several different pieces that I used." Al Pacino grew fond of wigs when stress issues led to hairloss.


16th March 2013

Quote: "I never acted on drugs, ever. I couldn't even act on a few drinks. It doesn't suit me. I like being aware of things." Al Pacino likes to be sober when he's on set.


22nd February 2013

Quote: "I play poker with my friends. I really enjoy sitting with guys around a table and hanging out. There is something very comforting about it. It's very Zen... It's like meditation." Al Pacino on how he likes to unwind in between film and theatre projects.


21st February 2013

Quote: "We met in Canada, and he asked me for my number. I was so nervous that I wrote down, 'Best wishes, Al Pacino'." Al Pacino on meeting his acting hero Richard Burton.


5th February 2013

Quote: "I call him my acting godfather because I did my first movie with him... He's super intense, he's the best acting teacher I ever had... But he did tell me the first day I was on set... 'Jessica, I got a piece of advice for ya'. I'm thinking here it comes, the best advice from the greatest living actor... and he goes, 'Never eat anything off the craft service table!' But it's good advice 'cause he said, 'I've seen so many people's careers ruined by that damn table!'" Al Pacino warned Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain to stay away from the junk food provided onset while filming 2011's Corionalus."


17th January 2013

Fact: Al Pacino is to reteam with his Scarface and Carlito's Way director Brian De Palma for a new film about disgraced U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno. Pacino will portray the late Penn State football icon, who was forced to resign amid a college sex scandal in 2011. Paterno died in January 2012.


3rd December 2012

Fact: Al Pacino, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Courtney Love and Matt Dillon were among the stars who turned out to celebrate actor/moviemaker Fisher Stevens' birthday on Tuesday (27Nov12). The group joined the Short Circuit star for dinner at Pravda restaurant in New York City.


14th November 2011

Fact: Johnny Depp, John McEnroe, Al Pacino, Regis Philbin, Drew Carey and retired sports stars Michael Irvin, Bruce Jenner, Shaquille O'Neal and Bill Romanowski all play themselves in Adam Sandler's new comedy Jack & Jill.


26th September 2011

Quote: "I'm not saying it glamorises him, but you can't avoid the sort of, not the spectacular... the fascination of that kind of personality. You can't avoid the eccentricity of it, the extremeness of it, you can't avoid that." Dame Helen Mirren on her new TV movie about Phil Spector's lengthy murder trial. The actress plays Spector's attorney, Linda Kenney Baden, in the untitled new film, opposite Al Pacino as the disgraced record producer.


19th August 2011

Quote: "He's just so great. Honestly, he's, I think, one of the greatest living actors and to be opposite him and watching him work, it's really, really thrilling." Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren is in awe of Al Pacino, her co-star in the new Phil Spector biopic.


4th May 2011

Fact: Al Pacino is to be honoured with the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award at the annual Venice International Film Festival in Italy.


7th December 2010

Quote: "As a personality and as a person, I just loved him. I loved him. I loved being with him because he made me laugh every day I was there. He's nuts, too... He'll say I'm nuts, but he's really nuts. But he's nuts in that way that he's just fun to be with." Al Pacino is full of praise for his Donnie Brasco co-star Johnny Depp.


7th December 2010

Quote: "I didn't just stop dead-on. It's a gradation, you know. You gradate from one stage to another. It takes a while to even - like as they often say, unscramble your brains. You have a certain period of time. And then slowly I got to understand what it was." Al Pacino has slowly managed to quit drinking.


2nd December 2010

Fact: Robert Redford's 2011 Sundance Film Festival is set to be a star-studded affair - Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Kevin Spacey and Tobey Maguire are among the actors who will premiere movies at the January (11) event. Spacey's Margin Call will be viewed for the first time alongside Maguire's domestic drama The Details, while Pacino and Holmes will close the festival with the post-9/11 drama The Son of No One.


5th November 2010

Quote: "I swear to God, there are probably four or five actors that eventually would get over to that tuna sandwich and take a big chunk and eat it and say, 'I'm eating Al's sandwich! This is Al's sandwich! He said we could have it.' We get a little geeked out that we get to eat Al Pacino's sandwich." JESSE L. MARTIN reveals AL PACINO shared his lunch during rehearsals for their recent production of The Merchant of Venice in New York.


31st August 2010

Quote: "We saw a lot of red carpet, but I don't think he's done it before and he just kept going and there we were. We missed the red carpet." Al Pacino was a late arrival at the Emmy Awards on Sunday (29Aug10) when his limousine driver overshot the red carpet.


14th July 2010

Fact: Al Pacino is the new celebrity spokesperson for Australian coffee company Vittoria. The Scarface star teamed up with Rain Man director Barry Levinson to film commercials for the beverage in New York's West Village.


23rd June 2010

Quote: "(He's like a) father figure. He seems to know what I'm going through." Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been taking tips from Al Pacino while they work together in a production of The Merchant Of Venice in New York's Central Park.


13th January 2010

Quote: "I paint every day. I did Al Pacino's portrait. He told me he didn't like it. I think he threw it away. I also did Whoopi Goldberg's. I don't think she kept that, either." Actor Matthew Modine's celebrity pals aren't fans of his artwork.


27th May 2009

Fact: Al Pacino is in talks to play 'suicide doctor' Jack Kevorkian in an upcoming TV movie. Barry Levinson will direct the film, You Don't Know Jack - about the medic who created the 'Mercy MAChine' in a bid to help patients end their lives.


18th May 2009

Quote: "If Al Pacino was starting out in the industry today, do you think he'd be as successful as he is? I don't. In the 1970s, when he made his name, he was able to play characters that allowed him to shine. These days, you just don't get chances like that." Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers mourns the lack of gritty roles in Hollywood.


13th January 2009

Quote: "Meryl Streep, BOBBY DE NIRO, Al Pacino. I wanna direct Clint Eastwood. I have a long list." Steven Spielberg on all the stars he hopes to work with.


25th September 2008

Quote: "Generally, the demographic entertained by the art form is more youth-driven. I'm sure they're aware of it." Rapper/actor 50 Cent wonders if his RIGHTEOUS KILL co-stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are hip-hop fans.


15th September 2008

Quote: "There's no rivalry now but there was when we were younger. My rivalry is with Dustin Hoffman and Brad Pitt." Al Pacino admits he once envied RIGHTEOUS KILL co-star Robert De Niro.


15th September 2008

Quote: "When we were starting out, DE NIRO, me and Dustin Hoffman were always mixed up. People mistook us for each other." Al Pacino is pleased he no longer gets confused with his fellow actors.


14th August 2008

Quote: "I don't believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino, and that's true. If I ever get a phone call saying, 'Would you like to work with Pacino?', I would go crazy." Actor Javier Bardem is keen to star opposite Hollywood legend AL PACINO.


15th July 2008

Quote: "I was mad respectful. I would fetch them whatever they needed, like coffee. I'm Latin, so I respect my elders." John Leguizamo on working with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on the set of RIGHTEOUS KILL.


18th April 2008

Quote: "We had a period where Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro and I sort of were interchangeable. We're all the same person." Al Pacino reveals how he and his two actor pals dominated the movie scene in the 1970s.


18th April 2008

Quote: "It's an empty canvas for me and as long as it continues to be it's a fresh painting." Legendary actor Al Pacino is still looking for ways to improve his acting.


16th April 2008

Quote: "I move on when I see myself. A lot of those pictures I saw a lot when I was making them. But The Godfather has such a good story." Al Pacino will only watch himself playing MICHAEL CORLEONE in the 1972 classic.


3rd April 2008

Quote: "My friend George Hamilton did it, and George was terrific and he enjoyed it. If I need to lose a few pounds, maybe I'll try it." Al Pacino admits he'd consider hitting the dancefloor for U.S. talent show DANCING WITH THE STARS.


27th March 2008

Quote: "I love Al Pacino, and I sit back and watch him in certain scenes... and this electrifying energy goes through me, and I know I can do that." Janet Jackson on her Oscar potential.


22nd October 2007

Quote: "Pacino is very rich, maybe because he never spends any money - he just puts it in his mattress." GODFATHER director Francis Ford Coppola on Al Pacino's investment strategies.


22nd June 2007

Fact: Rapper 50 Cent will play a drug dealer in crime drama RIGHTEOUS KILL, which reunites Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.


20th June 2007

Quote: "I know this wetness that was flying off of his lips (sic). I took that DNA and the next thing I know I won an Oscar." Jamie Foxx credits Any Given Sunday co-star Al Pacino's spittle for his RAY Oscar win.


9th June 2007

Quote: "For me, it was like an orgasm." Winona Ryder recalls working with Al Pacino on S1M0NE.


10th May 2007

Fact: Legendary actor Al Pacino will be honoured with the 35th American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award in Hollywood on 19 June (07).


8th August 2006

Fact: Al Pacino has agreed to play a baddie in upcoming movie OCEAN'S THIRTEEN.


21st March 2006

Quote: "To my parents, if I did a movie with Al Pacino, it wouldn't be as big as my being on General Hospital." Actress Eva Longoria's family is addicted to daytime soap operas.


24th October 2005

Fact: <p>Oscar winner Al Pacino received the 20th annual American Cinematheque Award on Friday (21OCT05) in Los Angeles, with several of his fellow actors paying tribute to him. Among those singing his praises were Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Ed Harris, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis, who presented the award. </p>


9th October 2005

Quote: <p>"We're friends for life. It doesn't happen all the time, but we made a connection." Al Pacino on Matthew Mcconaughey after working with his new best pal on gambling drama Two for the Money. </p>


7th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm always veteran these days. I'm just the oldest person in the world." Al Pacino hates being referred to as a 'veteran'. </p>


25th September 2005

Quote: <p>"It's weird being a bachelor... There are times when I felt I could have been married and I didn't; I don't know what it is. I wish I would have, finally... There's still time." Eligible bachelor Al Pacino muses about marriage. </p>


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