Al Pacino – You need some insecurity if…

You need some insecurity if you’re an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven’t…


“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

Al Pacino – My dad was in the…

My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from…


“My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn’t know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.”
-Al Pacino

Al Pacino – I don’t think actors should…

I don’t think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is…


“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

Al Pacino – It’s never really that much…

It’s never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you – you…


“It’s never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you – you know, you have to get up very early in the morning and you have to go in and you spend a lot of time waiting around.”
-Al Pacino

Al Pacino – The hardest thing about being…

The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re…


“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