A look through Al Pacino’s recent filmography may result in a few head scratches and a subsequent Google-search spree of “Al Pacino net worth” (The Irishman is excluded from this narrative, of course), but the actor has a pretty amusing reason for gravitating toward stinkers as of late.
Dare we even say that a new acting challenge for young thespians has been born!
In a joint GQ interview with his best bud Robert De Niro, Pacino admitted that he enjoys gracing bad films with his presence for the sole purpose of seeing how much better they become with his acting chops attached.
I may be falling into a bad habit now.
“I’m starting to want to do films that aren’t really very good and try to make them better.
But then, when it comes full circle, and you see it, you say, “Oh, no. I’m gonna make this better.”
And just like that, the Pacino Acting Challenge was born. »