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Al Pacino, American Actor ( April 25, 1940 - )

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It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.~Al Pacino


Heart Eye Fool

I'm so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.~Al Pacino


Sunglasses Go Shy

The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to hear.~Al Pacino


People Crazy Famous

I don't need bodyguards. I'm from the South Bronx.~Al Pacino


Bronx Need Bodyguards

My weaknesses... I wish I could come up with something. I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they're the same thing.~Al Pacino


Me Wish You

Most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.~Al Pacino


Me You Most

I used to wear disguises, like hats and false beards, just to walk around and avoid attention.~Al Pacino


Walk Attention Wear

Money makes your life easier. If you're lucky to have it, you're lucky.~Al Pacino


Life Money You

Some of the roles that are challenging are more in theater and TV. In movies, there's a tendency to cast actors in roles that have been successful for them. It has to pay for itself.~Al Pacino


Successful Movies Pay

I'm an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools.~Al Pacino


Stars People Swimming

The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.~Al Pacino


Myself Me Problem

My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.~Al Pacino


Language I Have Learned

You do get very tired sometimes, when you're sitting around for hours in movies. You get depleted.~Al Pacino


Tired You Movies

I like, for instance, 'Serpico.' I enjoyed playing Serpico because Frank Serpico was there. He existed. He was a real life person and I could - I could embody him. I could, you know, I could work and get to know him and have him help me with the text, the script and become him. It's almost like a painter having a model to become.~Al Pacino


Life Work Me

The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful - my personal life suffers.~Al Pacino


Life Process Athlete

Vanity is my favourite sin.~Al Pacino


Vanity Sin Favourite

Shakespeare's plays are more violent than 'Scarface.'~Al Pacino


More Violent Shakespeare

I've never cared for guns. In fact, when I did 'Scent of a Woman' I had to learn how to assemble one.~Al Pacino


Woman Learn Guns

There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life.~Al Pacino


Life My Life Events

In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.~Al Pacino


America Me You

You need some insecurity if you're an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven't yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.~Al Pacino


Age You Think

Jamie Foxx does a good rendition of me. It's a real gift, mimicry of that kind, the tonal thing. It's sort of like having a talent for playing an instrument.~Al Pacino


Good Gift Me

When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.~Al Pacino


Mother Work Home

When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?~Al Pacino


Opportunity Chance You

I don't think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You've got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition's an opportunity to have an audience.~Al Pacino


Disappointment Great You

I've always been in the theater. I've always gone to it. That's been my way to cope. Early on in my career, I remember running - fleeing - to the theater as a way of coping with all the meshugaas that was going on for me.~Al Pacino


Remember Me Career