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Al Pacino as Phil Spector - "I Would Sit For Hours Just Looking at Phil Talking About Things"

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Al Pacino stars alongside Helen Mirren as Phil Spector – the infamous American record producer and songwriter – in David Mamet’s controversial new drama for HBO. The TV movie surrounds the shooting of Lana Clarkson, in which Mirren plays the defence lawyer enamoured and convinced by her client’s tribulations.

Al PacinoPacino signing autographs for his loving fans

“The luxury in today’s world is that you have all this footage on the characters you play,” says Pacino as he explains he method of preparing for the role to The Telegraph. “I would sit for hours just looking at Phil talking about things, mainly during and after the first trial.” For Pacino, though, simply mimicking what he saw on screen wasn’t good enough.

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Al Pacino Refused To Meet Phil Spector Before Portraying Him On Screen

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Al Pacino can certainly be described as a method actor when it comes to getting under the skin of the characters he is about to portray.

However, despite taking on the role of former record producer and convicted killer Phil Spector for an HBO movie, Pacino decided against visiting the man in prison. Instead, he opted for watching video tapes of the man in order to get into character. Reason being that, according to Pacino, the man he would be portraying – the Spector before conviction - would not be the same man that he would be visiting in prison.

His decision didn’t make much of a difference, however, as it turned out that the actor had already met Spector about 20 years prior. A friend showed Pacino a photograph, in which he was standing next to the producer, dated a couple of decades back. The actor said he had no memory of the event. The film, entitled Phil Spector, is set to debut sometime in March and is going to focus on Spector’s relationship with his lawyer Linda Baden. In the flick, Baden will be played by Helen Miren. All in all, with such a star-studded cast, this might be one to watch out for in 2013.

Picture - Phil Spector's wife, Rachelle Short-Spector... Burbank, California, Monday 12th July 2010

Phil Spector's wife and Phil Spector - Phil Spector's wife, Rachelle Short-Spector and Guest Monday 12th July 2010 at Disney Burbank, California

Picture - Phil Spector's wife, Rachelle Short-Spector Burbank, California, Monday 12th July 2010

Phil Spector's wife and Phil Spector - Phil Spector's wife, Rachelle Short-Spector Monday 12th July 2010 at Disney Burbank, California

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Debbie Hill

Only Phil knows The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth, I believe there should have being more forensic evidence,more investigation. There is one Truth we all cannot deny Phil Spector is one of the talented souls in the history of Mankind and I would like to see Phil write a book on his passion for music and if he has the intestinal fortitude to tell all before he leaves this mortal earth what really happened it would clear him of the torture he has within. Phil your Intrepid Journey is not over may you have the strength and courage to continue. I believe he was is a bad situation and it wasn't meant to end up the way it did. Could it have being a game they were playing out that night a sexual power game and it all went horrible wrong, has anyone gone down that senario.

3 years 3 months ago
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gramygirl

This crazy man has played with guns and women long enough, "Don't pass GO, just go to jail.

5 years 11 months ago
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featurewriter

I agree with the last comment.He has had his freedom since the last trial.It is time he paid for what he did. Insiders in Hollywood say there are countless other times he pulled a gun on people who didn't come forward. He confessed to the limo driver. This woman did not kill herself. The man should be in jail if the one idiot on the jury from the previous trial wasn't such a moron. I think they need to put him in jail and throw away the key. Yeah, he produced and wrote some great songs, but he also snuffed out the life of a beautiful and well liked woman.

5 years 11 months ago
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Tudo

Mr Spector will be vindicated in the appeal. May it come as soon as possible.Hang in there Mr Spector!

5 years 9 months ago
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bpitter2007

I just don't understand what makes him think he's any "better" than the other criminals in there serving time for criminal activities. When you do the crime, you must do the time. No special treatment should be given to you because you're rich because they get away with "murder" too often as it is. I do feel sorry for him though because I knew him when he was a better human being.

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