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Entertainment Al Pacino says he has 'perverse' habit of starring in bad films

17:25  21 november  2019
17:25  21 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Al Pacino says he is getting "a little perverse " and developing "a bad habit " of staring in bad films . The star of such classics as Scarface, The Godfather and Dog Day Afternoon told GQ magazine that he has signed up to star in films and play roles which are "not adequate" - but

Al Pacino explained that he enjoys acting in bad movies not just to make money, but because he wants to elevate Al Pacino Likes Starring in Bad Films to Make Them ‘Mediocre’. Dare we even say that a new acting challenge for young thespians has been born! In a joint GQ interview with his

Al Pacino wearing a blue shirt: Al Pacino thinks he's getting 'perverse' over his role choices © Getty Al Pacino thinks he's getting 'perverse' over his role choices Al Pacino says he is getting "a little perverse" and developing "a bad habit" of staring in bad films.

The star of such classics as Scarface, The Godfather and Dog Day Afternoon told GQ magazine that he has signed up to star in films and play roles which are "not adequate" - but believes his involvement might improve the movie to make it "mediocre".

Speaking in the joint interview alongside Robert De Niro, his co-star in the upcoming Martin Scorsese movie The Irishman, Pacino said: "I may be falling into a bad habit now.

"I think I’m starting to get a little perverse. I’m starting to want to do films that aren’t really very good and try to make them better."

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"I may be falling into a bad habit now. I think I’m starting to get a little perverse ". Al Pacino has said that he ’s started deliberately starring in bad films in order to “try to make them better”. The actor was speaking in a joint interview with his long-time collaborator Robert De Niro.

Al Pacino is widely regarded as one of America's great living actors, but in recent years, that hasn't stopped him from appearing in movies like Gigli, Righteous Kill, and Jack and Jill Why does Pacino sign up for such dreck? In a recent interview with GQ, Pacino admitted he has a " perverse " impulse

a man wearing sunglasses and holding a sign posing for the camera: Al Pacino played Tony Montana in Scarface © Getty Al Pacino played Tony Montana in Scarface He continued: "Sometimes they offer you money to do something that’s not adequate. And you talk yourself into it.

"And somewhere within you, you know that this thing is gonna be a lemon.... you say, 'If I can just get this to be a mediocre film,' and you get excited by that. "

Pacino's recent efforts include a lead role in thriller Hangman, which scored just 5% on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes and 5.2 out of 10 on on IMDb.

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He also starred alongside Adam Sandler in comedy Jack And Jill which got 3% on Rotten Tomatoes and 3.3 out of ten on IMDb.

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Pacino and De Niro discussed their respective careers and enduring friendship during a conversation with GQ, in which both men appear on the magazine’s Men It’s hard to imagine Scarface without Al Pacino – but Robert de Niro almost starred in the iconic mob film instead of his friend and fellow actor.

Alfredo James " Al " Pacino (/pəˈtʃiːnoʊ/; Italian: [paˈtʃiːno]; born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades.

The Son Of No One, an action movie, fared better, getting a rating of 16% on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.1 out of 10 on IMDb.

In comparison, The Godfather was awarded 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 9.2 on IMDb and Scarface had a rating of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.3 on IMDb.

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