My Personal Al Pacino Top 5 Performances
Al Pacino is one of my favourite actors of all time, maybe not top 5 but he is close and what a film star he is. In my mind and personal opinion nobody can light the screen up in a ranting rage as this man. So I thought he would be the perfect first actor to do a top 5 of. Remember this is my own personal top 5 Al Pacino performances if you have your own please share them in the comments or email anyhow hope you enjoy.
5. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
4. Scarface (1983)
Al Pacino is brilliant in this role, even putting on a Cuban accent all the way through, and perfectly playing the anger and greediness of this man. I know it would probably be a lot of people's number one but the next three films are my favourite of his.
3 Carlito's Way (1993)
Once again teaming up with De Palma. Tthis film Al Pacino plays a Puerto-Rican who is just released from prison and wants to now change and stay away from his past life. But you just cant escape from your friends, this film i think shows that you can change but you cant change those around you. This film also has Sean Penn on form, as Al's lawyer who isnt all he seems to be. The last 20-30 minutes of this film remind me so much of Hitchcock films, this probably explains why i like it so much. It happens to be a chase of cat and mouse in a train station and you can feel your heart pumping away watching it hoping all goes well.
2. The Godfather (1972)
1. Scent of a Woman
Right I know its not the greatest film on this list (look above) but as a performance of Al Pacino as an actor you cant ignore it. Yes, even the Oscars agreed with me on this (for once). Al Pacino plays a blind retired Lt Col who happens to be impossible to get along with. Enter a young Chris O'Donnell, playing a student looking for a part job, that happens to be looking after Al Pacino. But is it going to be that easy.... not quite. Thanks to the Lt Col they end up on a flight to New York, and a weekend they will never forget. I adore films like this two people thrown in at the deep end forced to get along when they are so different, and you watch them grow to like each other always feel good movies seeing an impossible friendship nourishing in front of your eyes. Al Pacino's blind character is just facinating, from his great laugh, strong nose able to tell what perfume woman are wearing. There is a great scene where he tangos with a woman in a hotel bar absolute gem to watch.