Never really rated him, he plays one type of character well but anything else sort of hacky. I already know people will slate this but he is one of those actors who are great because someone else said they were
there's nothing subtle or realistic about the way pacino plays his parts. i can't watch him.
duvall and deniro are in a different class...they're brilliant (although deniro has fallen recently by taking parts beneath his ability).
Someone sent me a copy of DeNiro's new movie with John Travolta that just came out, where Travolta plays a Bosnian soldier seeking revenge on DeNiro, also a veteran (a movie that nobody asked for, believe me).....it seems that these older actors just take what ever they can that pays good just for a job (except for Duvall, it seems he doesn't work unless its something worth doing)..
I agree he's ONE OF the greatest..... along with Deniro...Nickolson (great in About Schmidt & As Good as it gets....& my favorite Nickolson film Somethings Gotta Give) Dustin Hoffman one of the greatest!
Can't rule out Tom Cruise....Born on the 4th of July....Jerry Mcguire....War of the Worlds...so many great films!!
LOL...Howard Stern! yep...greatest (Radio) actor ever! like BaBabooey (and Beth whenever she's defending her man) "Howard is sooooo NOT the person you hear on air...that's ACTING" spare us.