Entertainment Al Pacino, washed up, needs teleprompters to remember lines

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Al is 75 and I think he has reached the age where he should be a guest on HSS

    Legendary actor Al Pacino reportedly needs to use teleprompters to read his lines in a new Broadway play.

    Mr Pacino is staring in David Mamet's 'China Doll,' which tells the story about a man who is ready to begin a new life with his young fiancée, but receives a phone call that changes everything.

    The play's earnings passed the $1 million threshold with only six preview performances, thanks to the average ticket costing $166 each.

    However, a number of audience members allegedly requested refunds during intermission saying they couldn't hear Mr Pacino throughout the entire first act of the play's preview, Forbes reported.

    According to the New York Post, friends of the actor say 'they've never seen him so despondent.'

    Mr Pacino is allegedly struggling with his lines, and several teleprompters are embedded into the set, the Post reported. Two of the teleprompters are positioned behind columns on either side of the stage, while a third is behind a cough.

    A source told the Post that Mr Pacino spends a lot of time starring at a laptop computer 'reading his lines.'

    Mr Pacino allegedly rarely looks at his co-star Christopher Denham while on stage, because he's entirely too busy looking for his lines, which some are fed to him through a Bluetooth headset, the Post reported.

    Another source also told the Post that the famed actor sits in his dressing room after the show, looking 'totally lost.'

    The play's director, Pam MacKinnon, attempted to give him a note and the actor allegedly snarled: 'I'm not your f***ing puppet, Pam!' the Post reported.

    She hasn't been able to assist Mr Pacino ever since.

    'She can't handle big stars,' a backstage source who's worked with MacKinnon before told the Pos

    'She folded when Glenn Close snapped at her in 'A Delicate Balance.''

    Sources also say that Mamet is not helping Mr Pacino, since he's reportedly taken off for California after only seeing two dress rehearsals and the first preview.

    The play is set to open November 19 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York City.



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  2. Dan

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    Just stop working...
     
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    ...pachinos forgotten more about acting than that director will ever know.
     
  6. Murcielago

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    Sounds like early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's more than being washed up, kinda sad really.
     
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    He always came across as scatter-brained on Letterman.
     
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    Apparently he was really good in the movie Danny Collins (was released earlier this year). A lot of critics gave it good reviews.

    Memorizing all those lines at 75 and be able to act on the fly. I'd take a pass if I was Pacino.
     
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    ...same thing happened to jack nicholson a couple years back. he just cant remember lines anymore so hes done acting.
     
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    Let's be honest at 75 most of us will be happy if we remember to wipe our asses after taking a s***
     
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    Hey Frank, Can I go now?

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    ...yep hes always seemed to be that way. probably due to being drunk and high all of the time.
     
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    WHY??? CAUSE SOSA SAID SO???

    one of greatest films of all time!!!
     
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    Had serious questions about Al's mental health ever since he signed on for Sandler's "Jack and Jill".
     
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    That's a shame. His performance in Dog Day Afternoon is one of the best of all time.
     
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    At least Gene Hackman and Sean Connery knew when to retire.
     
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    I didn't know until recently, but Oliver Stone wrote the script for Scarface.
     
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    I would need a teleprompter now. And when I was 20.
     
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    Fuck you guys Al is the greatest
     
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