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Pacino ignores warnings about "The Humbling"

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:33

Al Pacino talks how he ignored warnings not to play a washed-up actor in his new movie ''The Humbling'' at the Venice Film Festival. Francis Maguire reports.

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You'll be seeing a lot of this man at the Venice Film Festival this year. That's because Al Pacino has two films showing. "The Humbling" is an adaption of a Philip Roth novel. Pacino plays the famous actor Simon Axler. He thinks he's lost his ability to act and retires, only to find love with a young woman. But Pacino was warned not to play a washed-up actor. SOUNDBITE, Actor, Al Pacino, saying (English): "I mean people have said to me, I mean fellow actors have said "I don't know, Al, what you're doing here doing this." I said "I don't know why." I see it in the distance and it's not me, it's just not me. I can try to understand what he's going through but it isn't. I have a knowledge of it, I have a knowledge of the world this guy comes from and the drudgery of it and the pain of it but it's not me." The 74 year old star's been walking the red carpet and doing plenty of interviews at Venice. He says working around others helps keep his energy up. SOUNDBITE, Actor, Al Pacino, saying (English): "You get it from, the people charge you. They make you feel as though "Oh. I've done things. I've done a few things." You really forget, you do, mercifully you do." "The Humbling" was showing out of competition at this year's festival. But Pacino's other movie "Manglehorn" is in competition for the Golden Lion.

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Pacino ignores warnings about "The Humbling"

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:33