One of the most iconic scenes in Heat is where Robert De Niro and Al Pacino calmly sit down for a man-to-man chat in an effort to understand each other a little better, both affirming that neither is going to stop what they’re doing, and they’re not going to let each other get in their way. Bringing these two together for a confrontation for the first time was a big deal, and there were even rumors that Pacino and De Niro never shot the scene together, opting to do each part independently of each other.
During a panel we attended after an Academy screening of a 4K remaster of Heat (which should be coming to Blu-ray sometime later this year or early next year), moderator Christopher Nolan confirmed that evidence of the actors working together in the same place at the same time lies in a picture that you can see at the real location the scene was shot in, Kate Matalini’s diner in Beverly Hills. However, it was revealed that Pacino and De Niro never rehearsed the scene before shooting it. Find out more about how the Heat diner scene was put together after the jump. Read More »
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This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Michael Mann‘s action-thriller Heat as it’s been 21 years since the movie starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro hit theaters. But last night, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a special screening of the film, remastered in 4K, ironically reminding us how criminal it is that the film didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination. But that’s a conversation for another day.
Following the screening, a panel moderated by none other than Christopher Nolan (who was greatly influenced by Heat while shooting The Dark Knight) featured director Michael Mann and leading men Al Pacino and Robert De Niro looking back on the film they made over two decades ago. And while much of the panel included details that longtime fans of the film have probably already heard about, an interesting detail about Al Pacino’s Heat character was finally confirmed by the actor himself. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino have both been acting steadily since the 1960s, starring in some of the most iconic films of all time and winning an Oscar each along the way. But somehow, they’ve never actually shared the screen until Misconduct.
Directed by Shintaro Shimosawa (Fox’s The Following), the thriller stars the two titans as corporate rivals. Hopkins is a corrupt pharmaceutical executive, while Pacino is a senior partner at a high-profile firm. Josh Duhamel is the lawyer who gets caught in the middle, and finds himself trapped in a web of lies and intrigue. Watch the first Misconduct trailer after the jump. Read More »
Brian De Palma has been attached to quite a few promising projects over the years. Most exciting of all, the director was going to reunite with his Scarface and Carlito’s Way star, Al Pacino, for a film about coach Joe Paterno. Whether De Palma is still involved with Happy Valley is unknown, and the same can be said for The Key Man and Heat. But we do know the director is now moving forward with Lights Out, a thriller set in China.
Learn more about Lights Out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
David Gordon Green is back this year with Manglehorn, a bittersweet drama about a cranky and lonely dude who starts to realize that maybe he doesn’t have to be so cranky and lonely anymore. Al Pacino plays the title character. Watch the Manglehorn US trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Al Pacino plays a sort of recluse for David Gordon Green in Manglehorn, and the first trailer is here. Pacino plays a guy struggling with his past and the woman that got away, even as he avoids truly dealing with the aspects of his life that are right in front of him. The cast also features Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine (who will feature Pacino in his own next film), and Chris Messina. Check out the first Manglehorn trailer below. Read More »
Over the summer, Al Pacino saw and loved Guardians of the Galaxy. He saw it with his kids and was incredibly impressed with the work Marvel Studios was putting on screen. “I recognized the ingenious stuff they were doing; the invention, the attractiveness of the way they were performing it. It had Shakespearian feeling to it at times. I was caught up,” he told Deadline. He then said he’d be open to appearing in a Marvel movie if he could “understand [it] in terms of how I fit in it.”
That opened the door, and in a new interview, Pacino reveals he had a meeting with Kevin Feige to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last time a star said they had a meeting like this, Vin Diesel ended up as Groot. So will Al Pacino appear in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie? What character will he play? And what, specifically, did he say on this matter? Read all the Al Pacino Marvel madness below. Read More »
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Brian De Palma is responsible for two of Al Pacino‘s many iconic roles: the leads in Scarface and Carlito’s Way. Now, after a long break from one another, the two are reportedly shopping a new movie at the American Film Market called Retribution. It’s a remake of the 2003 Belgian film, The Memory Of A Killer, which is about a hitman with Alzheimer’s who is on the trail of a child prostitution ring. Read more about Brian De Palma and Al Pacino’s Retribution below. Read More »