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  • Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci Reunite in Irishman Set Photos

    09/23/2017 5:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | September 23, 2017 | Dan Zinski
    Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci reunite in new set photos captured during the shooting of The Irishman. Based on a book by Charles Brandt, The Irishman traces the life of real-life reputed mob hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro), who among other things claimed to have been involved in the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, a mystery that to this day remains unsolved (despite outrageous claims like his body being buried under the old Giants Stadium). Al Pacino is set to make his Scorsese debut playing Hoffa. The Irishman marks Martin Scorsese’s return to gangster film...
  • Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

    07/19/2015 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing mobster and Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died. He was 79. Rocco died Saturday, his daughter, Jennifer, announced on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately available. Rocco, who studied acting with the late Leonard Nimoy, a fellow Boston-area transplant, also was the voice of Roger Meyers Jr., the cigar-smoking chairman of the studio behind "Itchy and Scratchy" on The Simpsons, and he played Arthur Evans, the father of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, on the stylish Starz series...
  • Pacino's 'Frank Slade' Has Some Advice for Obama About That Latte Salute

    09/24/2014 11:05:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/24/2014 | Larry O'Connor
    The uproar over President Obama's "Latte Salute" as he exited Marine One Tuesday in New York has reached critical mass with social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook ablaze with indignation and outrage over his disrespectful and half-hearted gesture to the two Marines standing at attention for their Commander-In-Chief. Interestingly, a YouTube clip from the 1992 film Scent of a Woman has begun to go viral on Facebook.
  • 'Scarface': Over-The-Top, But Ahead Of Its Time

    08/26/2011 11:11:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 124 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/26/11 | John Powers
    <p>But that was before I became a critic and discovered that, over the years, you wind up with a pocketful of unused tickets from all the boats you've missed.</p> <p>Take, for instance, Scarface, the 1983 gangster picture directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, and starring Al Pacino who gives a performance the size of a Caribbean cruise ship. When it first came out, I panned it for taking Howard Hawks's great 1932 movie and remaking it as something trashy, shallow, and excessive to the point of Camp. I wasn't alone. The movie received lots of bad reviews, and even the public wasn't wild about it. It was only the sixteenth biggest box-office draw of 1983, behind such cinematic triumphs as Mr. Mom and Jaws 3-D.</p>
  • Al Pacino to Play Dr. Kevorkian (in HBO film)

    05/26/2009 4:49:31 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 28 replies · 783+ views
    UPI News Wire ^ | Published: May 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson has agreed to direct Al Pacino in an HBO movie about assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Kevorkian is a real-life pathologist, nicknamed "Dr. Death," who made headlines and sparked ethics debates for helping ailing people who wanted to commit suicide. He served a prison sentence in Michigan for second-degree murder from 1999 and 2007 in connection with one person's death. said Levinson will executive produce and direct the TV movie with Pacino playing the controversial Kevorkian, who is now 80.
  • DHP Review: Righteous Kill (The new De Niro/Pacino Movie)

    09/13/2008 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies · 348+ views ^ | September 13th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: Righteous Kill by Dirty Harry Robert De Niro and Al Pacino both starred in The Godfather II (1974) but were never on screen together (De Niro appeared as Pacino’s father in flashbacks); they also co-starred in Michael Mann’s Heat (1995), but only shared a couple of scenes. With Righteous Kill the screen icons finally, truly co-star as veteran NYPD homicide detectives and decades-long friends hunting a vigilante serial killer who might just be a cop — maybe even one of them. No one likes to say so, but it’s just too true to ignore that De Niro and...
  • Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali

    01/22/2007 2:00:31 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 465+ views ^ | January 19, 2007
    Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali in a new film which will begin shooting this summer. Variety reports that 'Dali & I' will be directed by Andrew Niccol, who previously worked with Pacino on the film 'S1m0ne'. The film is based on the Stan Lauryssen book 'Dali and I' and explored the latter years of the artist's life. Shooting begins in New York and Spain in June.
  • Al Pacino or Robert De Niro?

    06/26/2005 7:09:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 76 replies · 2,885+ views
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 06/27/2005 | EEE
    Who do you think is the better actor? I just had to post this - I saw almost all of the movies of both actors and I for one cannot decide who's the more crazier, the more talented, or the more scarier of the two. Me? I have to concede that Pacino would get the edge. Pacino bested DeNiro in "Heat", and he was in the original "Godfather." But DeNiro made more movies - and some of his characters would give Pacino the run for his money (and no, DeNiro STILL couldn't carry Robert Mitchum's role in "Cape Fear", IMO)