Al Pacino may be old, but what did they say about age again? Oh, right, don’t let it fool you. Most people know him as Don Corleone from The Godfather, but my favorite performance of his has always been that role where he played a blind retired colonel who had a huge chip on his shoulder in Scent of a Woman.
Al has had a colorful career and has won himself a cavalcade of awards. But he didn’t get there being all shy and soft-spoken. No, Al Pacino yelled and roared until the heavens could hear him–and every one of those yells have been immortalized in this supercut by Chicago-based filmmaker and writer Nelson Carvajal. Check it out!
There’s an overabundance of every emotion in every moment Pacino inhabits and in every move he makes. He sings the body electric; sometimes he screams it. He’s a stripped electrical wire zapping lightning bolts into the air like those transformers in the old Universal horror films. Even when his characters are hiding or repressing things, they seem on the verge of imploding or exploding, transforming or mutating.