But the negative image of the Big Apple isn't one shared by Pacino
, who admits he can't get enough of his native New York.
Following their friendship, Al Pacino
even helped him in writing.
The old pals hugged on stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Los Angeles, as De Niro, 75, handed Pacino
, 79, the American Icon Award.
According to The Guardian, the Oscar-winning actor will be directed by Michael Radford, who worked with Pacino
in 2004's 'The Merchant of Venice' where the actor played Shylock.
DUBAI: Once upon a time in Hollywood, Al Pacino
's name was not a byword for lukewarm thrillers or lackluster dramas.
But the "Scarface" event was for a movie De Niro reportedly turned down, and which now lives on as one of Pacino
's maximum performances.
Not too deep into the plot, Al Pacino
-- in the role of Ray Archer, an ageing detective who has come out of retirement -- is mockingly asked by his colleague if he wouldn't rather stay retired?
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The 73-year-old De Niro, who worked with Scorsese in iconic films like 'Raging Bull' and 'Goodfellas,' will play the role of mob hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, while 'The Godfather' and 'Scarface' lead Pacino
will resume the role of Hoffa.
But then it is 33 years since Pacino
, 76, was sadistic killer Montana on a bloody rampage armed with "his little friend".
Mickey Ross, the obscenely rich and powerful magnate played by Pacino
, looks like a penned animal prowling the glass cage of his apartment office.
Not a great deal happens but it's a film where the delight comes in the detail as Pacino
, 75, gives his best performance in yonks.