Al Pacino could potentially appear in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'.
Al Pacino has revealed that he has met with Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige about a potential project. Though the meetings don't appear to have amounted to much yet, Pacino thinks Feige has something on his mind.
Al Pacino could be set to star in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
In an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Pacino confirmed the meeting with Feige, joking, "It's a Marvel how these things happen," he joked.
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The trailer for Pacino new movie is out and it looks good
It is most definitely not life imitating art as Al Pacino takes on the role of a washed-up actor in his latest film, The Humbling. Barry Levinson’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s final novel casts Pacino as a flat-lining performer with no hope who needs revitalising.
Al Pacino is at the top of his game playing an actor who has lost his way
His character, Simon Axler, struggles to separate life from fiction during a particularly difficult King Lear scene.
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"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players". Or so thinks Simon Axler (Al Pacino), a washed up aged actor who struggles to distinguish real life from the stage. With no money and all but no dignity left, his agent is desperate to help him get a new job advertising. Then he meets Pegeen (Greta Gerwig), the daughter of a close friend. As his flirtation is returned, Simon is more than confused to discover that Pegeen is a lesbian. Through a web of hilarious deception, Simon is warned to stay away, yet his odd relationship with Pegeen blossoms into something both self-destructive and moving.
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He'll work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet on a two-person play that will open in late 2015.
Acting legend Al Pacino is set to return to Broadway this time next year. The 74 year old will star in a new play by David Mamet called ‘China Doll’, and it represents a reunion of the pair after they worked on the 2012 revival of Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ and further back in 1983 on ‘American Buffalo’.
Al Pacino will work with David Mamet once more when he returns to Broadway next October
The three main producers (Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler) announced ‘China Doll’ on Friday and named Pam MacKinnon, who won a Tony Award last year for her work on ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’, as director. No dates or venues have yet been confirmed, however.
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Steve Martin has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award which he will receive in a special ceremony in June 2015.
Steve Martin will receive the "highest honour in film", the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The AFI announced the news on their website on Friday (3rd October).
Steve Martin has been awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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Al Pacino has laughed off the idea of watching movies on iPhones.
Al Pacino, the 74-year-old Oscar winner who stunned Venice audiences with his performance in Manglehorn, has ridiculed the idea of watching movies on smart phones. Pacino was in London to accept a fellowship from the British Film Institute when he made the remarks about the changes in how fans consume movies.
Al Pacino in 'Manglehorn'
"I think if you put any movie on a big screen I will love it. Who wants to watch movies on an iPhone? I'm so tired of that," he told the gathered crowd at the Corinthia Hotel.
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'Manglehorn' main stars Al Pacino and Chris Messina are joined by the director David Gordon Green at the movie's premiere held at the 71st Venice Film Festival in Italy. The trio are seen greeting fans and signing autographs on the red carpet.
The Hollywood legend opened up about mental illness after playing the lead characters in 'The Humbling' and 'Manglehorn' who suffer from depression.
Al Pacino reminds everyone why he is one of the greatest actors of all-time after starring in two very powerful dramas, 'The Humbling' and 'Manglehorn,' which both are currently being screened at the Venice Film Festival to rave reviews.
Al Pacino in 'Manglehorn'
The 74 year-old star plays very similar roles in each flick, each of his characters are men dealing with depression and have suicidal tendencies who are unable to move on with their lives. After tackling such emotional projects, Pacino feels he may have also suffered from depression.
Continue reading: Al Pacino Feels "Spared" And "Lucky" To Have Avoided Depression
Al Pacino has set down a marker at the Venice Film Festival.
Al Pacino, now 74, has nothing left to prove in the acting word. He has an Oscar, four Golden Globes, two Emmys and two Tony awards to his name and although he may not have another Serpico or Dog Day Afternoon on the cards, Pacino is continuing to turn in stellar performances.
Al Pacino in 'Manglehorn'
He is the big name at the Venice Film Festival and anticipation has been high for two movies featuring the legendary actor, Barry Levinson's The Humbling and David Gordon Green's Manglehorn.
Al Pacino, Michael Keaton and Michael Shannon are heading to the Venice Film Festival with promising movies.
David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising performance from Al Pacino - is heading to the Venice Film Festival and will screen in competition. It joins Alejandro Gonzelez Inarritu's Birdman at the 71th Venice Biennale, organizers announced on Thursday.
Al Pacino in 'Manglehorn'
Manglehorn tells the story of a locksmith in a small town in Texas, who never managed to get over the love of his life. Gordon Green has good form heading into this - he directed the excellent Prince Avalanche (2013) and drama Joe (2013), the latter of which made everyone remember how good an actor Nicolas Cage actually is. It was tipped up as a possible Oscar winner by Almost Sideways back in March.
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57 year-old Daniel Day-Lewis will be knighted by the Queen, here's why he's more than deserving of such an accolade.
Few actors impart an intensity and dedication to the process of characterization as relentlessly as Daniel Day-Lewis. The 57 year-old occupies a position in the acting world that accumulates esteem akin to the likes of legendary Hollywood ‘method’, a calibre of which includes the likes of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Harvey Kietel. These are the great actors who immerse themselves in roles to dizzying extents, adopting accents, traits and idiosyncrasies for the entirety of the shooting schedule, both in front of the camera, on set and even amongst friends and family.
Daniel Day-Lewis Has Won More Best Actor Oscars Than Any One Else
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You'll never guess who could have been Neo or Hans Solo or Forest Gump.
Keanu Reeves as Neo, Tom Hanks as Forest Gump - sometimes in Hollywood an actor plays a role so perfectly you would have thought it was written specially for them. Well more often than not, it wasn’t. Actually some of our favorite movies could have ended up looking very different if another actor hadn’t of passed up a leading role first.
Will Smith could have been Neo in 'The Matrix'.
1. Will Smith: Neo, 'The Matrix'
The puppeteer who gave life to beloved children's puppets on 'Captain Kangaroo' show has died.
Cosmo Allegretti, the talented puppeteer behind Captain Kangaroo's friends on the CBS show of the same name, has passed away aged 68 after falling ill with emphysema. His attorney and friend John Munzel confirmed that Allegretti had suffered with the respiratory disease and had died on 26th July, in a statement on Wednesday (7th August).
Watch A Clip Of Cosmo Allegretti's Puppetry On Captain Kangaroo:
The Associated Press reports that the puppet and voice actor died in Arizona where he had a New River home in addition to a Hampton Bays residence in New York. He was briefly married during the 1950s to Carol Lawrence, a Broadway actress who would go on to appear on TV series such as Saved by the Bell and Sex and the City.
Continue reading: Cosmo Allegretti: The Man Behind 'Captain Kangaroo' Puppets Dies Aged 86
Puppeteer, Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced a number of characters on the children's TV show 'Captain Kangaroo' died last month. The announcement was made by his close friend John Munzel on Wednesday (7 August).
Cosmo Allegretti, the puppeteer who made his name on the children's show Captain Kangaroo, died on July 26. The sad news was confirmed by his friend, attorney John Munzel, who made the announcement on Wednesday 7 August.
Bill Cosby hosted a segment of Captain Kangaroo, the show Allegretti worked on.
The puppeteer died of emphysema, at the age of 86.
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The legendary actor opens up on the role
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.
Pacino 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.
Frankly, if you put Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in your movie, you don't really need to worry about the script: we'd happily watch them do just about anything on-screen. And here they sieze every hint of humour, drama and action to keep us entertained and make us care about their characters. Indeed, they maintain their dignity by refusing to give in to the screenplay's lazy old-age jokes and convoluted plot.
The story kicks off when Val (Pacino) gets out of prison after 28 years behind bars. His only remaining friend is Doc (Walken), who lets him stay in his humble apartment. But Val wants to get back in the game, and tries to get Doc to abandon his austere retirement. Then Val learns that Doc is only alive because gangster Claphands (Margolis) is forcing him to kill Val on his release - an act of vengeance against both of them. With nothing to lose, they liberate their dying buddy Hirsch (Arkin) from hospital and decide to go out with a bang.
Screenwriter Haidle seems to want this to be a geriatric Apatow-style comedy, as these men continually talk frankly about their sex lives (including of course a tired Viagra joke). But this is more squirm-inducing than amusing. And director Stevens lets the action set-pieces drag on too long, trying to crank up the energy by giving every scene a madcap spin. But none of this was necessary with these actors: they are geniuses at adding zing to even the most weakly written and directed scenes, keeping us engaged by constantly upstaging each other. They may be past their prime, but they prove that there's plenty of life still in them.
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Former evil-doer Gru, who once attempted the career-defining heist of stealing the moon, has seemingly left a life of evil deeds and landed himself a new kind of job. Albeit fairly reluctantly and without actually having a choice, he has been enlisted by Silas Ramsbottom of the Anti-Villain League on a world-rescue mission as a new villain arrives in town, to the delight and pride of his young adopted daughters Agnes, Edith and Margo. He and Agent Lucy Wilde must now embark on a new kind of adventure with the help of Gru's faithful, blabbering Minions. But with interfering neighbours coupled with his girls becoming older and smarter, saving the world from a ruthless rogue seems the least of his worries.
'Despicable Me 2' is the wonderful follow-up to the Golden Globe nominated 2010 animated comedy 'Despicable Me'. It has been produced by the geniuses behind 'Ice Age' and 'Shark Tale' comes 'Despicable Me 2' and sees the thrilling return of directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud ('The Lorax') with screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio ('The Santa Clause 2', 'Horton Hears a Who!', 'Hop'). Already with an award nomination under its belt (from the Golden Trailer Awards), this adorable flick will be released on June 28th 2013.
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The acting legend was quizzed by Emma Freud and some lucky fans as he brought his one man show to London
Al Pacino brought his one man show to London this weekend (June 1-2); a Q&A session that allowed fans to get up close and personal with the acting great and question him on his enduring career on screen. One question that stuck out though was not about his most famous roles, but the roles he turned down, including a number of cinematic classics.
Previously, Pacino's love-in with his fans has travelled to New York and Sydney, but his show in London has arguably been the most hyped show, with tickets for An Evening With Pacino selling for up to £250. For that price fans were eager to grill the Oscar-winner extensively, with Emma Freud, the host for the night, asking him what great films he turned down. Cue gasps from the audience as Pacino confirmed that he turned down the lead roles in Pretty Woman and Die Hard.
"I gave that boy a career!" Pacino joked about Bruce Willis' role in the spectacular action film, before adding, "You know who else I gave a career to? Harrison Ford in Star Wars - that role was mine for the taking but I couldn't understand the script."
Al Pacino has walked out on Despicable Me 2, being replaced by Benjamin Bratt.
One of the biggest things connected to the upcoming sequel of Despicable Me was the planned appearance of Hollywood legend Al Pacino, however this little cinematic treat has been since cancelled by the star. According to Deadline, Pacino walked out on the film only two months before the expected before the expected premier due to creative differences with the film's makers.
Pacino was cast to provide the voice of the film’s villain, Eduardo, almost as soon as the film was announced, but now it appears things have taken a turn for the worse for producers Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. Deadline have since announced that Benjamin Bratt has been drafted in to taken care of the voice of Eduardo, with the news being revealed just over two hours after Pacino's departure was announced.
Al Pacino, pictured during his one-man show, has left Despicable Me 2.
Tom Hanks will have to beat Tom Sturridge should he want to win the Tony Award for Best Actor.
Tom Hanks has been nominated for a Tony Award for his role as late tabloid reporter Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. The play, written by Ephron before she died last June, follows McAlary's life and career as he goes from ambitious reporter to Pulitzer Prize winning columnist. The play took six nominations in the announcement this week, including the big one - Best Play.
"She [Ephron] was nominated for a few other things throughout her career, but I think that because she was at heart perhaps the most quintessential of all New Yorkers," Hanks told the Wall Street Journal after the announcement "...to have this happen in the town that she viewed as her celestial home, that she would have probably been cowed into silence. Which would have been rare for Nora."
Hanks is one of the most decorated actors in the world, having won two Oscars for Best Actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump and Emmy Awards for his television series' Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Though the latter awards were for producing credits, Hanks still holds the statuettes and a Tony Award win would see him complete the 'grand slam' of awards. One man to have already achieved the same feat is Al Pacino, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for Scent of a Woman. He went on to win Tonys for Does A Tiger Wear A Necklace? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, later winning an Emmy for his role in the HBO movie You Don't Know Jack. Jeremy Irons, Liza Minnelli, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith and Geoffrey Rush are others to have won an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award. Whoopi Goldberg has all three awards, PLUS a Grammy award.
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