Sunday, November 25, 2007

Al Pacino - The Man, The Legend

Don Corleone: ".........I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"

A steady look in the eyes. The quiet confidence of a jungle cat. A voice that exudes confidence of a measure that instilled fear in those who had wronged him and gave hope to those who came to him. Al Pacino (Don Michael Corleone) - the man - the alpha male - the young Don. The grace of movement, the style of a man who knew his power, the sex appeal, the character that wouldn't be if not for this charismatic man who played this role.

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade - Al Pacino - Scent of a woman.........

A woman would come alive just by the way he spoke and what he said or the way he looked at her even though all he could do was smell and feel. The dignity with which he would speak to her. Every woman is a queen and boy did he remind em of this little detail. Not to forget the way he stood up for Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell) at the school disciplinary committee.

Al Pacino - the legend.

I think you can't be a fine actor unless you choose to observe and feel and experience and learn to be the character you play. So if the character is a don, you got to believe in that character and then play it like life. How different would Al Pacino be from the powerful charismatic sexy confident Michael Corleone. Probably very different. Or maybe not. Maybe there are shades of it in him... in varying degrees. In scent of a woman, he speaks of women with reverence (well almost!). Like god has been kind to men and thats why men can enjoy a women' company. He spoke of women in way that said that women can be nothing but beautiful gorgeous beings. My mind has a permanent imprint of this fine actor that would remind me that life is beautiful because there are people who create beauty in what they do.

To Al Pacino - the sexiest man! Cheers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Indeed! The sexiest man alive..