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To expect better of Al Pacino?

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squoosh Sun 16-Jun-13 18:20:46

You are Al Pacino for God's sake, why are you starring in tragically unfunny ads for Sky Broadband? I'd expect this of Bruce Willis, but Al I never once dreamt that you would disappoint me in this way. Do you really need the cash that much?

You were in The Godfather, you were in Serpico, you were in Dog Day Afternoon. Well, after this debacle you are now in disgrace.

Now get out of my sight.

LondonBus Sun 16-Jun-13 18:23:21

I always wonder how much they get paid.

Elton John in a Post Office ad? What was that about? Surely not the money!? hmm

wamabama Sun 16-Jun-13 18:29:24

I think he's having a breakdown. No, seriously. Jack and Jill was when I first thought it and now he's doing adverts! He clearly doesn't need the cash so...

pillow1999 Sun 16-Jun-13 18:36:36

I was stunned and dismayed.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 16-Jun-13 18:40:10

I was shocked too.
Would Michael Corleone do this?
I think not.

However I do think the one with Bruce Willia is quite funny as I like the girl

VitoCorleone Sun 16-Jun-13 18:47:23

I havent seen the ad, but seriously? Al Pacino is too cool for that shit, he was Scarface FFS and Michael Corleone, from the greatest film EVER

squoosh Sun 16-Jun-13 18:51:14

Vito with your name I think it's best if you don't subject yourself to the horror of this ad. You'd want to bring him out to the middle of a lake.

AnyFucker Sun 16-Jun-13 18:51:53


Those mortgage and/or alimony payments must be cutting deep

Mintyy Sun 16-Jun-13 18:54:32

Yeah. Like Sting in an advert for Jaguar cars. Never forgotten, never forgiven.

I suppose it seems mild in comparison to David Beckham pimping himself out for anything.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 16-Jun-13 18:57:08

Me and Vito like the same film.
You wouldn't catch Mr RD doing that (at least I hope not)

superbadspeller Sun 16-Jun-13 19:03:04

I had to ask df who it was because i just could not believe al would sink so low <shakes head> i'm not even a fan or whatever but he is a megastar a hollywood legend and yet there he is, advertising sky sad what annoys me too is that in jack and jill there were skits about him 'selling out' ...

squoosh Sun 16-Jun-13 19:07:06

What would Tom Hagen think MrsRobertDuvall?

Bobyan Sun 16-Jun-13 19:12:47

What about Antonio Bandaras flogging chewing gum?!?

superbadspeller Sun 16-Jun-13 19:19:57

antonios poor face in that ad - surgery and or really bad make up he looks awful, he's another who should know better. He was in desperado ffs sad i wish i could shake these damn stars.

BOF Sun 16-Jun-13 19:23:39

I think his quality control chip has been wonky for some time now. I saw a fairly recent film which paired him and DeNiro, fgs (not Heat), and it was utter BILGE. Really really crap.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 16-Jun-13 19:23:58

American A-list movie stars will only do ads overseas. For Brad Pitt to do Chanel is fine and dandy, here, but in the US it would make him look sort of cheap and desperate.

I think the Bruce Willis ad is funny!

KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 16-Jun-13 19:25:39

I think the reason they'll do them is they pay very, very well. Like, they may get 20 million for a movie that takes six months of filming in some boring/uncomfortable location, but an advert takes a day and will pay a million or two. Quick, easy money. Can't say I blame them!

But, yeah, Pacino has gone off the rails. I think he's chewed so much scenery the lead paint has started to affect his mind.


Mrsrobertduvall Sun 16-Jun-13 19:27:03

Well exactly * grin

Tom would organise a horse's head for mr apacino

Bobyan Sun 16-Jun-13 19:27:35

I also like the Bruce Willis one, but as someone has already said I think it's because of the girl in it.

I really hated the Nicole Kidman chanel advert and the Scarlett Johansson one as well.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 16-Jun-13 19:27:40

That was a crap post.
Should have said exactly squoosh

Kooza Sun 16-Jun-13 19:31:13

I read somewhere that the reason Kevin Bacon is everywhere at the moment is that he lost STACKS of money with Madoff.

That Dior advert with Charleze Theron really gets on my nerves for some reason. Most perfume ads are just baffling and ludicrous!

TSSDNCOP Sun 16-Jun-13 19:32:10

A 30 second ad for Al, vs the trilogy of nightmare that is Meet The Fockers for RdeN.

I'd take the 30 seconds.

AnyFucker Sun 16-Jun-13 19:33:18

The Bruce Willis ad is fucking awful

he curls his finger at some gormless wench and off she goes, gurning away


LifeofPo Sun 16-Jun-13 19:34:43

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BegoniaBampot Sun 16-Jun-13 19:39:45

Pacino has been disappointing for a VERY long time. Loved him in Dog Day, Serpico and The Godfather - no he just overacts and SHOUTS a lot.

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