YEAH, HE SUCKS.
There is just too much Pacino bashing in the last thread.
He’s over-rated and over-hyped? I read that shit and then I realize how Dances with Wolves beat Goodfellas in what I will consider the greatest Oscar crime forever.
Fer fuck’s sake. Dog Day Afternoon? The Godfather I and II? Scent of a Woman? Donnie Brasco? Scarface? Carlito’s Way? Serpico? The Insider? Sea of Love with the most fantastic Ellen Barkin? Angels in America?
I’ll give you Gigli and 88 Minutes, but his soliloquy at the end of the Devil’s Advocate and Scent of a Woman alone are screenfilm accomplishments.
If Pacino is overrated in your eyes, I don’t want to hear what you think about Phillip Seymour Hoffman or Alan Arkin or Sean Penn or Robert Redford or Jack Nicholson or FSM forbid DeNiro. Al Pacino is a gift to the country we probably don’t deserve.
Hoo-ah. And I do not claim to be an expert, but his performances have been great. Although, just to give you a baseline, I think John Lithgow as Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp is one of my favorite all time performances. Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie is good, too. And Nicholson in As Good As It Gets.