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Al Pacino To Be Honoured At This Year’s Venice Film Festival

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Al Pacino will be awarded the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 award at this year’s Venice International Film Festival. The award celebrates artists who have “left an original mark on contemporary cinema”, and was originally created in collaboration between Le-Coultre and Venice organisers Biennale di Venezia.

Festival director Marco Mueller describes Pacino as “an amazing director, whose presence is precious and original, and who enriches the world of contemporary cinema”. The award ceremony is planned to precede the world premiere of Pacino’s latest directorial effort, Wild Salome, on the 4th of September. With the film, Pacino uses “documentary, fiction and improvisation” to unravel and re-interpret the “scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman’s scorn” of Oscar Wilde’s once-banned play Salome. Pacino features both as himself and King Herod, alongside
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Al Pacino Returns to Broadway for 'The Merchant of Venice'

Al Pacino is heading back to Broadway for a new production of his hit New York play "The Merchant of Venice". The actor has dazzled star-studded crowds this summer at Central Park's Delacorte Theater in Manhattan, where he played villain Shylock in the William Shakespeare play, and bosses at The Public Theater are so impressed by his eight-week run, which ends on Sunday, August 1, they have struck a deal with Pacino to relocate the show this autumn.

Pacino will reprise his role on October 19 for a limited run at the Broadhurst Theater. No further casting announcements were made as WENN went to press. Pacino previously played Shylock in a 2004 film adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice".

On Broadway, he has won Tony Awards for his performances in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel". He also appeared in "Camino Real", "Richard III", "American Buffalo
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Pacino Broadway Bound In Merchant Of Venice

Pacino Broadway Bound In Merchant Of Venice
Al Pacino is heading back to Broadway - for a new production of his hit New York play The Merchant Of Venice.

The actor has dazzled star-studded crowds this summer at Central Park's Delacorte Theater in Manhattan, where he played villain Shylock in the William Shakespeare play, and bosses at The Public Theater are so impressed by his eight-week run, which ends on Sunday, they have struck a deal with Pacino to relocate the show this autumn.

Pacino will reprise his role on 19 October for a limited run at the Broadhurst Theatre.

No further casting announcements were made as WENN went to press.

Pacino previously played Shylock in a 2004 film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice.

On Broadway, he has won Tony Awards for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. He also appeared in Camino Real, Richard III, American Buffalo, Chinese Coffee, two productions of Salome and Hughie, which he also directed.

Al Pacino to Be Dr. Death in 'You Don't Know Jack'

Al Pacino is to play euthanasia activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a star-studded new TV movie. The movie star will team up with Susan Sarandon, John Goodman and Danny Huston in Barry Levinson's "You Don't Know Jack".

Kevorkian was dubbed Dr. Death when he stunned the world with his "Mercy Machine" in the early 1990s, and performed his first assisted suicide. As a doctor, he also builds controversy with his epic legal battles defending a patient's right to die.

Professionally, Al Pacino made his movie debut in 1969 film "Me, Natalie." He went to appear in some movies such as "The Godfather", "The Merchant of Venice" and "Ocean's Thirteen". Beside playing in front of the camera, he is also involved behind the lens. His directorial credits include "Looking for Richard", "Chinese Coffee" and "Salomaybe?".
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Pacino to open third Rome Film Festival

Al Pacino will open Rome's third International Film Festival today with his independent flick Chinese Coffee. The Hollywood actor will also be given a Marcus Aurelius award for career achievement and pick up another one on behalf of the New York Actors Studio, reports Ansa. A third gong will be handed to 1950s star Gina Lollobrigida. The festival, which runs until October 31, has shifted its emphasis this year to promote more home-grown talent. ''I don't want to cancel the cultural initiatives of the past (more)
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