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Shakespeare Veteran Al Pacino to Play King Lear on the Big Screen

Al Pacino has signed on to play the greatest role ever written in new screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear , according to The Guardian . Oscar nominee Michael Radford will direct the major motion picture, with Pacino in the title role, set to begin filming in 2019. Continue reading

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Al Pacino to play King Lear in film adaptation of Shakespeare play

The Godfather and Scarface actor Al Pacino to play King Lear in film adaptation of Shakespeare play… with filming due to start in the UK next year The 78-year-old actor, who made his name playing gangsters in The Godfather and Scarface, will now try his hand at performing one of the English playwright's most recognisable characters. Oscar nominated screenwriter Michael Radford will direct the film, according to the Guardian, with filming set to start next year. Continue reading

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David Mamet Drama China Doll, Starring Al Pacino, Opens on Broadway

Tony, Emmy and Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino returns to Broadway in David Mamet 's new drama China Doll , officially opening Dec. 4. The two-character play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross follows a billionaire named Mickey Ross, who has just bought an airplane for his young fiance as he prepares to go into semi-retirement. "He's in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. Continue reading

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Al Pacino To Play Villain In ‘Despicable Me 2’

Al Pacino has signed on to replace fellow Oscar winner Javier Bardem as the villain in the "Despicable Me" sequel. The star will join Steve Carell and Russell Brand, who are reprising their anima…Read More >
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Jack Nicholson’s R.P. McMurphy Role Named Greatest Movie Performance Of All Time

Jack Nicholson's Oscar-winning turn in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest has been voted the greatest movie performance of all time. The Hollywood veteran's role as R.P. McMurphy, a criminal faking …Read More >
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HBO’s ‘Phil Spector,’ Starring Al Pacino & Helen Mirren, To Air March 24

HBO's "Phil Spector" debutes Sunday, March 24, on HBO. Written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated playwright David Mamet, the film centers on the relationship between legend…Read More >
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Support The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet China Doll’s Legendary Al Pacino

Al Pacino was a 29-year-old member of The Actors Studio , when Patty Duke presented him with a 1969 Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for his Broadway debut performance in Don Peters en 's DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE, a play about juvenile narcotics addicts. Three years later he was Michael Corleone in THE GODFATHER and he received his first Oscar nomination for SERPICO in 1973. Continue reading

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