"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
Happy Birthday, Al Pacino!
"I was never allowed out alone, so my mother used to take me to the movies and I’d come home and act out all the parts. It was a lonely childhood. With no brothers and sisters and having to stay off the streets, I had no friends. I felt isolated and odd. So, acting kept me sane."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL PACINO! | (April 25, 1940)
”I think he projects such power because of his total lack of egocentricity. A lot of actors want to be sexy, cute, adorable…do anything to win an audience to their side…cater to every cheap, trendy, obvious appeal that will make them laugh. Al couldn’t care less. He’s too honest, and he loves the characters he plays too deeply to go in for that sort of thing. That’s why he can turn acting into poetry.” —Jill Clayburgh
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALFREDO JAMES PACINO! | (April 25, 1940)