"King Richard III," historical dramatic revival, written by William Shakespeare
, incidental music by Charles Gross
, directed by David Wheeler, on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (58 performances, including 25 previews that began on May 10, 1979). Cast: Al Pacino
(as "Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III, brother to ...
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on directing] I have worked with many great film directors and seen that there is a level of film-making that I can never get to so I don't even bother. I just enjoy engaging in film as an amateur. I don't have the pressure of having to deliver. I am off the hook.
Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads and frequently referred to as "that midget Pacino" by producers of The Godfather
(1972) who did not want him for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather
(1972), but Francis Ford Coppola
fought for him. This film was shot briskly because both the director and the leading actor were in constant fear of being fired. Ironically, this turned out to ...
Surly but essentially moral characters with deep capacity for violence