Slap Shot: The movie Pacino most wanted to be in, but couldn’t get the role. Director, George Roy Hill, opted not to go with him because he couldn’t ice skate.
7 million: The amount of money Pacino originally asked for The Godfather: Part III. This figure so enraged director Francis Ford Coppola that he threatened to write a new script that opened with Michael Corleone’s funeral. Pacino eventually settled for $5 million.
Injuries: Something Pacino suffered while filming Scarface. During shooting, he was cut with a piece of glass thrown by co-star Michelle Pfeiffer, and also burned his hand during the climactic gun battle by inadvertently grabbing the gun’s barrel, which halted filming for two weeks.
Facebook: The social media platform that showcased Al Pacino’s face on the original homepage. Prior to a major redesign in 2007, Facebook’s front page used to feature a man’s face partly obscured behind a cloud of binary code. Dubbed the “Facebook guy,” it was not known who this mystery man was, until recently. David Kirkpatrick has revealed in his book, The Facebook Effect, that the image is a manipulated photo of Al Pacino created by a friend and classmate of Mark Zuckerberg.
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