This Criminal Wants To Be In A Marvel Movie


When you’re a success, everybody loves you. Everything you touch is gold. Even when you do something wrong, folks blow it off and give you a high five. Every now and again, you’ll even run into that shadowy guy who remembers you from kindergarten, but acts like you’re best buds. You don’t even always know these people, but you go with it because it’s nice to be on top for once. That’s how it is for Marvel Studios right now. A little over a decade ago, they were in danger of closing shop and their only friends were nerds and film companies wanting to leech off them. Now, they’re the hottest thing in town, and everyone wants to ride their gravy train. Take this degenerate, for instance. He says he’d like to be in superhero movies. What makes him think he should be a movie star? Actually, he already is one…


Well, maybe not all that elaborate. Most of you who have seen a Godfather movie, or can recognize the eyes know that that was the mugshot of one Mr. Alfred James Pacino of East Harlem, New York City. When his parents divorced, he moved to the Bronx to live with his mom’s people, hailing from Corleone, Sicily. See that ‘Corleone’ reference there? Total coincidence!

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He started smoking, drinking and puffing weed at the age of nine. Didn’t see that coming, did ya? He got arrested for carrying a concealed weapon at 21, but still found time to act in basement plays. He eventually got accepted into The Actor’s Studio after a series of rejections. A method actor, Al Pacino has put together a resume of impressive gangster roles, and the occasional job against type, like his Oscar-winning turn in ‘Scent Of A Woman.’ He’s revered as a world class performer and anyone who doesn’t respect his work gets a “good day, sir – I said good day!” type dismissal. He turned a passive Michael Coreleone into a cold-blooded murderer. His work in ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ is legendary. He is the type of actor that will never die from lack of work. And then he went to see ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy.’

“It was not something I would readily go see, but my kids got me to go, and one has to draw the line at where prejudice starts and where it ends — that was good stuff! I recognized the ingenious stuff they were doing; the invention, the attractiveness of the way they were performing it. It had Shakespearian feeling to it at times. I was caught up in the big screen, the great sound…”

Just like that…it’s never too late to become a nerd bastard. When asked if he’d like to be in GOTG2

“I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible…You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. I mean, what can I say?”

He wasn’t just in ‘Dick Tracy,’ along with the superior set design, he was the only reason to even see ‘Dick Tracy!’

I can’t remotely fathom where he might fit into a Marvel film, but hell..I never considered Benecio del Toro as The Collector. That’s the wonderful thing about movies – the imagination can get a crazy amount of help in the right hands. Who’s in? Got any ideas about where you’d put Mr. Pacino? At the risk of being prejudiced, I think he’d still make a great mob boss. Marvel’s got the movie rights to ‘The Punisher‘ now, so maybe Frank Castle could give the old guy a workout! That’s my input – let’s hear yours while I resist the urge to post Alpa Chino’s video for ‘Booty Sweat!’

Via – Deadline


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