Al Pacino as Phil Spector: Bring on the crazy hair!



Keeping in line with actors-playing-real-life-creeps-in-an-attempt-to-creep-us-out, Al Pacino will be starring as infamous music icon Phil Spector for an upcoming HBO biopic about the convicted murderer. On Monday, Pacino, who disappeared into his role as the late Jack Kevorkian in the Golden Globe-winning You Don’t Know Jack, was spotted out filming the yet-to-be-titled movie, completely decked out in Spector-eqsue garb. While Pacino certainly has the crazy eyes down (no aviator sunglasses can hide the crazy eyes), we’re still anxiously awaiting when they get to Spector’s full-blown crazy hair/crazy person phase. Bonus incentive for the makeup crew: Pacino may not even require a wig!

Still, this is all somehow less disturbing than Pacino playing himself and falling for Adam Sandler in drag in the trailer for the comedy Jack and Jill. Go figure.

What do you think of Al Pacino as Phil Spector, PopWatchers? Are you sufficiently creeped out? Or will you need to see the crazy hair to decide?

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  • George

    I wonder who is going to play Ronnie Spector?

    • bb

      Ellen Barkin could do the original bad girl of rock and roll some justice.
      She was a great match with Pacino in Sea Of Love after all.

  • abadstroller

    Al Pacino can do crazy, just fine. What will be interesting to see if he can bring more a nuanced characterization than just plain nut-job with an extremely unfortunate choice of coiffure.

  • Christy

    I can’t deal with another awards season where Pacino is front and center chewing the scenery! Groan…

  • John

    I love the idiots who think that Al Pacino is just good for chewing scenery. Don’t get me wrong, he can do that pretty well when he wants to, but we’re talking about a guy who would rather do Shakespeare than pimp himself out for crappy movie after crappy movie (I’m looking at you DeNiro). You want quieter roles? Try, oh I don’t know, the godfather, the insider, carlito’s way, people i know, richard III, insomnia, and on and on. try watching the man act instead of just rehashing the stereotype, and you’d see that yes, he can play the quiter moments just fine. He was actually a trained actor before he decided to supplement his income screaming at the camera

    • Christy

      John, I actually meant Pacino the man, not in character. He drives me crazy with his ramblings…

  • Dee Jones

    I love Al. Great casting! I think he should be on his way of getting a Kennedy Center Honor anyone else agree? He is definately one of the greats.

  • Jeff from Jersey; yes New Jersey

    This is going to be good.

  • Franky

    This look was also considered for “Cruising”.

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