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Pacino: I’ve gone through it

Al Pacino has spoken about the highs and lows of being a celebrity.

The 74-year-old Academy Award-winning actor has been active in Hollywood since 1967 and he became famous after starring in iconic 1972 film The Godfather.

Al confesses in his heyday as a celebrity, sometimes fame went to his head.

“I haven’t, in my life at times, been grounded. I felt what they call ‘the vicissitudes of fame,’ and I have gone through it and the beatitudes, the high and the low. You keep looking for the middle. I guess basket weaving helps a lot,” he joked to Variety.

Al has starred in nearly 50 movies so far and he is currently promoting his new comedy, Danny Collins.

The thespian, who has received 52 award nominations in his career, is looking forward to retiring one day, but Al admits staying away from the big screen is proving to be a huge challenge for him.

“I guess I’m looking forward to a porch and a rocking chair. But so far, things keep pulling me back,” he noted.

Al stars as the titular character in Danny Collins, an ageing rocker who decides to change his life upon uncovering a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon. In director Dan Fogelman’s picture, Danny embarks on a journey to reunite with his family and find true love, all the while working on a new venture.

Danny Collins, which also stars Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner, reaches American theatres March 20.

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