Al Pacino: Ageing has a bad rap
Al Pacino has told how his latest films reflect the fact he is getting older and embracing it.
The 74-year-old has two projects at the Toronto International Film Festival, which both see his character exploring the regrets, ambitions and ruts of age -Manglehorn, in which he plays a lonely Texas locksmith mourning a bygone romance, and The Humbling, in which he stars as an ageing stage actor no longer interested in performing.
The star said: "Ageing seems to have gotten a bit of a bad rap. Like, what do you do now?
"Someone says how old are you, that's like saying how long do I have left. I can't answer that question."
But Al went on: "We grow in a lot of different ways, and if you listen to your cycles or feel it, that takes you.
"A lot of times I haven't, but I'm starting to. These things I'm doing are expressions of that. I'm trying to be aware of that.
"I think I can enter that world. There are things I wouldn't do now that I would have done 20 years ago. I don't feel it. I'm not there."