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Al Pacino

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 49
Humble Career Audition

At this point in my career, I don't have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.

- Al Pacino

Explain Here Been

Explain to me what Italian-American culture is. We've been here 100 years. Isn't Italian-American culture American culture? That's because we're so diverse, in terms of intermarriage.

- Al Pacino

Personal Give About

I don't ever give my opinion. Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life.

- Al Pacino

Woman Guns Fact

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

Myself Comedy Tell

Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them. That's how I saw myself, in comedy.

- Al Pacino

Movie Rough Cut

Francis Ford Coppola did this early on. You tape a movie, like a radio show, and you have the narrator read all the stage directions. And then you go back like a few days later and then you listen to the movie. And it sort of plays in your mind like a film, like a first rough cut of a movie.

- Al Pacino

College Insurance Became

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

Need Bronx Bodyguards

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

- Al Pacino

Half Everybody Mostly

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

Half Everybody Mostly

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

Woman Got Weeks

It surprised me, the feeling I got when I won the Oscar for 'Scent of a Woman.' It was a new feeling. I'd never felt it. I don't see my Oscar much now. But when I first got it, there was a feeling for weeks afterward that I guess is akin to winning a gold medal in the Olympics.

- Al Pacino

Doing Play Been

Doing Shakespeare once is not fair to the play. I have been in Shakespeare plays when it's not until the last two or three performances when I even understand certain things. In the old days star actors would travel the world doing the same parts over and over again.

- Al Pacino

Think Audience Audition

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

Think Shy Dancing

All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. But I don't think I would be on 'Dancing with the Stars,' mainly because I would be too shy.

- Al Pacino

I Wish Maybe Same Thing

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

Process Actor Suffers

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

- Al Pacino

Swimming Hollywood Actor

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

- Al Pacino

Becoming Got Had

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

Movies Very Depleted

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

- Al Pacino

Frank Instance Almost

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