Pacino is interviewed along with Greta Gerwig. They talk about the dark comedy, The Humbling, how Gerwig got the part quickly, Pacino’s theater influence on his roles for film and working with HBO. Pacino comments:
This woman (Gerwig) is a prodigy. As soon as she came in and read for me, I just turned to the producer and asked him ‘Am I dreaming?’
Pacino is interviewed by Hollywood Legend. He talks about his childhood connection to the movies, learning to mimic the actors he saw and using auditions to practice his own work.
Once you start getting parts, your learning process is going to be less and less anyway because you’re going be getting roles that you are so called right for.
Pacino is interviewed by Jennifer Niejadlik for his film Insomnia. They talk about his decision to go blonde and the longest he’s stayed awake.
His (my character’s) sleep deprived and it serves as a constant reminder that he’s awake when he should be asleep and it plays off in a very suddel way, the whole picture.
At Salome‘s premiere Pacino talks about how his limo broke down and what he has learned about Oscar Wilde’s Power and Passion.
These are all interesting characters. For me as you get a good director, a good writer….for me I really motivated by the writing.
Pacino at The Massey Hall Toronto talking about when he first met Brando.
I was trying to impress him.
Pacino is interviewed by Letterman on The David Letterman Show. They talk about his first film Panic in Needle Park, the most dramatic part of The Godfather and how he almost got fired.
Francis Coppola wanted me for the part but Paramount and all the execs there didn’t want me.
Pacino is interviewed and talks about the Cuban influence on his role in Scarface and how he didn’t want to be authentic.
The Cuban people whom I met in school who gave me some of the insights and mannerisms all of which I tried to put into a capsule and swallow and see what would come out.
Pacino is interviewed in The Actor’s Studio. He talks about how overwhelmed he was when he won the Oscar and a funny story about a woman he met in the elevator after his win.
It’s like it’s some Olympic medal and everybody knows it, it’s like everybody congratulates you.
Pacino is interviewed during the premiere of Jack and Jill. They talk about his role as a mentally challenged comedic character and working with Adam Sandler.
When I play in this movie now, I’m just totally crazy in it.
Pacino is interviewed on the red carpet reunion of Scarface in Los Angeles, California. They talk about his fans and their kids reactions to the film after all these years.
I’m surprised you know you’re picking up your kids from school and they’re saying ‘Hey say hello to my little friend.’
Pacino is interviewed and talks about his acting partner, Daniel Day-Lewis, how he motivated Pacino and method acting.
We all have methods. I have a method where I like to read what I’m going to do, I like to absorb, visualize the character in the script and hope it jumps into me somehow.
Pacino talks about his growth as an actor, living with Martin Scorsese and how he knew known directors before their fame.
I became sort of well known in New York in the theater. It really was the theater that got Francis Ford Coppola to see me.
Pacino is interviewed and talks about his role in Heat and how his break from the mainstream world rejuvenated him.
I got a call from one of the switchboard operators who said to me ‘Mr. Al Capone?’ Sometimes they get it (my name) a little mixed up.
De Niro and Pacino are interviewed by Today. They talk about how they both met each other, Obama’s platform and what they deem as the ‘Holy Grail’ of their career. Pacino:
As an actor you are always in search of a role and I think that naturally you think that something is going to come along that’s going to allow you that freedom to go into your own creative imagination.
Pacino is interviewed by Good Morning America. They talk about his favorite role, how he chooses projects and how to stay motivated as an actor.
I like a character who’s driven by something.
Pacino is interviewed by Larry King on Larry King Live. They talk about his discomfort of being interviewed, why he wears sunglasses and his thoughts on fame.
I’m so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go. I sleep with these.
Coppola and Pacino talk about Coppola’s desire to have Pacino play the role of Michael in the Godfather even when the executives refused. Pacino:
I remember saying (to Coppola) I just don’t respond well to being around where I’m not wanted.
Pacino is interviewed by Christopher Nolan. They talk about the film Insomnia, the challenge of being on set and rehearsing a scene setup before storyboarding.
I saw Francis sitting there…he was crying, literally sobbing. I went over and I said ‘What’s the matter?’ and he looked at me and said, ‘They won’t give me another setup.’
Pacino is interviewed and talks about his love of theatrical acting, how he started and his motivation.
I’m between the movies and the theater and I don’t consider myself one or the other, I’m an actor. I like movies in some ways the same way that I like the theater.