Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he was also nominated for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and ...And Justice for All (1979) and won the award in 1993 for his performance as a blind Lieutenant Colonel in Scent of a Woman (1992)."We just had markings of the rooms where we would be doing the scenes in and we'd walk through these scenes. A machine gun-related injury kept Scarface's star on the sidelines for two weeks. I start leaping up in the air, flying up in the air and I land and I go to grab the gun and guess what? "I was working with Stella Adler, a great acting teacher in New York City.We rehearsed that for a couple weeks and we were like, 'We could take this on the road. While describing his lengthy, intense rehearsal period, Pacino revealed, "I got shot! I grabbed the barrel..the gun that just shot off 30 rounds. [...] I got this call to meet the casting director Alixe Gordin. Murray Abraham's mother doesn't care how big of a star Al Pacino is. "My mother's Italian and she's still around, she's about 97 years old," Abraham told the audience. She's very proud of it and she said [after seeing Scarface], 'Murray, I saw the movie. It's not good for the Italian people.' I said, 'Mom, it's the script.Even at 75, he has the brash confidence of youth, and yet his escapades of yesteryear provides the chorus to his oratory.He makes jumps into the past with the voracity of Doctor Who.
So it seems appropriate to ask him a more forthright question, in the hope that this works like a bucket of cold water. Yet there is one director he turned down whom Pacino seems to regret not having worked with.He saw that as the way to tell the story because it's kind of appropriate with what [Bauer was] saying about it's not enough. Pacino and Steven Bauer were so well-rehearsed that they could have taken Scarface on the road. A then-unknown Steven Bauer was told he had the part of Manny before auditioning.It's sort of like cocaine, being addicted to cocaine, which was the '80s. "There was a point where we were actually rehearsing at Universal and we didn't have sets," revealed Bauer. "I got really lucky," Bauer conceded about being cast as Tony Montana's best friend.A method actor and former student of the HB Studio and the Actors Studio in New York City, where he was taught by Charlie Laughton and Lee Strasberg, Pacino made his feature film debut with a minor role in Me, Natalie (1969) and gained favorable notices for his lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971).He achieved international acclaim and recognition for his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972).