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Posted: 6/10/2003 2:27:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 3:04:14 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:33:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 2:55:05 PM EDT by Boomholzer]
[b]Pacino all the way.[/b] Analyze that! [puke] edited for spelling
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:34:58 PM EDT
I'd rate them = . [:D]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:35:44 PM EDT
I loved in scarface, "you are now playing with the best"
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:36:25 PM EDT
Scarface....
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:37:38 PM EDT
I say it's a tie: Pacino is prone to suddening shouting, but DeNiro has that mole on his face.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:38:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 2:40:21 PM EDT by triburst1]
They are my two all time favorites. I liked DeNiro's character (McCaulley) better but I thought Pacino's (Hanna) was acted just as well. DeNiro has some great films; Goodfellas, Casino, Taxi Driver, Ronin. But Pacino's are at least if not more impressive. The Godfather Trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon. His performances in Scarface (see sig) and Scent of a Woman are unbelieveable. I have seen Scarface at least a dozen times and he still makes me forget Tony Montana is only a character he is playing. His latest work in Insomnia is also some of the best of his career.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:39:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomholzer: [b]Pacino all the way.[/b] Analze that! [puke]
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Ditto on that.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:44:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 2:45:43 PM EDT by cnatra]
[b]DeNiro[/b] without a doubt!!!! (Imbroglio second & Pacino third [lol])
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:52:53 PM EDT
No contest. DeNiro. Panzer Out
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:54:24 PM EDT
DeNiro has some great films; Goodfellas, Casino, Taxi Driver, Ronin. But Pacino's are at least if not more impressive. The Godfather Trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon.
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I really thought this would not be much of choice… in addition to the above DeNiro was also in the Godfather Part II (Oscar), The Untouchables, Raging Bull (Oscar), The Deer Hunter, Once Upon a Time in America, Cape Fear ect… DeNiro does drama and comedy and is much more willing to take small parts, A Bronx Tale is a small but very good picture that he also directed. IMO Pacino’s credits are impressive but not nearly as much as DeNiro are.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:55:10 PM EDT
While they've both made good movies, Pacino has thus far resisted slipping in bad self parody that DeNiro seems to have embranced which is why I'm giving it to Pacino.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:55:36 PM EDT
DeNiro by far
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:00:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hpl: While they've both made good movies, Pacino has thus far resisted slipping in bad self parody that DeNiro seems to have embranced which is why I'm giving it to Pacino.
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WTF are you talking about? These days Pacino always pulls these over-the-top, yelling fits. It's like his trademark. Go on Kazaa and search for "al Pacino" audio files. You'll see what I mean. I think he started it with Scarface, but it gets worse and worse. Roger Ebert calls it "Pacino's mad dog act". Not saying I don't like it, but only because it's ridiculous and self-parodying.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:19:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 3:23:00 PM EDT by nightstalker]
Raging Bull is a tough one to top. There's supposed to be a version of "Once Upon a Time in America" that will come out in DVD eventually in it's director's version, not the linear version we got here. James Woods said it is the best movie he's ever seen. "Course he was in it but.....
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:29:54 PM EDT
The greatest movie is Heat with both.Question what gun did Imbroglio carry in Heat?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:55:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 3:56:13 PM EDT by triburst1]
DeNiro's good movies are becoming fewer and further between. Rocky and Bullwinkle, Showtime, and Analyze That are recent examples of some of the crap he is doing now. He has had some decent movies like 15 minute and City by the Sea, but it seems like he has 5 bombs for every good movie these days. DeNiro has his own production company and he tries to use his name in the credits to sell films that otherwise no one would pay to see. Pacino still choses his films wisely.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:56:49 PM EDT
I like them both, but DeNiro has the edge, IMHO. Eric
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:57:47 PM EDT
Tie. Depends on the part really, and within their comfortable roles they both do well.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:07:30 PM EDT
Casino and Goodfellas top any of the Gadfather's trilogy. But then Joe Pesci (sp) was in both and he makes a good physcho mobster.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:09:14 PM EDT
Pacino "...cause she has a...great a#$!"
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:09:19 PM EDT
tough choice, they are both great, but I guess DeNiro gets a slight edge.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:11:50 PM EDT
Robert Deniro is a better actor, he is more versatile, he can be a tough guy, a funny guy, a bad guy, a good guy, etc. Deer Hunter TAXI DRIVER Midnight run Al Capone [untouchables] This Boy's Life [abusive father] Cape Fear HEAT
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:14:26 PM EDT
DeNiro. [b]Roger Ebert calls it "Pacino's mad dog act".[/b] That's a good description. I'll avoid an iffy sounding Pacino movie just because of the screaming act he's going to do.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:39:53 PM EDT
Pacino He plays such a diverse array of charachters. How could no one have mentioned Serpico or Donnie Bracso? Godfather GF II GF III Heat Scent of a Woman Devils Advocate Dog Day Afternoon and perhaps most importantly Scarface. "I TAKE YOUR FUCKIN' BULLETS!"
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:42:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:44:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:55:33 PM EDT
Another vote for DeNiro. He's far more intimidating. Example: The scene between him and the British dork in Ronin. [img]photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=476[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:27:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 5:28:16 PM EDT by eswanson]
Love 'em both, but since I have to pick, it's DeNiro. Pacino is great, but he's prone to going a bit over the top - the great speech he gives towards the end of "Devil's Advocate" is typical of what he's best at. A great actor, but he always seems like he's acting. BobbyD, on the other hand is...seamless. He's got that deadpan, I-could-care-less delivery that makes him seem a natural at whatever part he takes on. One of the reasons I like "Heat" so much is that they're both in it. Oh, and the prarie dog thing; that's fucking priceless. [rofl]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:36:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 5:37:20 PM EDT by ARgue]
Just watched [url=http://pub69.ezboard.com/fthedeerhunterdiscussionboardfrm1.showMessage?topicID=261.topic][b]The Deer Hunter[/url][/b]... so I'd have to say, DENIRO.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:24:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 6:28:16 PM EDT by cnatra]
Originally Posted By raven: WTF are you talking about? These days Pacino always pulls these over-the-top, yelling fits. It's like his trademark. I think he started it with Scarface, but it gets worse and worse. Roger Ebert calls it "Pacino's mad dog act". Not saying I don't like it, but only because it's ridiculous and self-parodying.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this. It's an act that's getting tired. He is a great actor though, made lots of good movies. Sea of Love was good [url]http://us.imdb.com/Name?Pacino,+Al[/url] DeNiro though, Taxi Driver, Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Midnight Run,[red]Casino[/red], Cape Fear [url]http://us.imdb.com/Name?De+Niro,+Robert[/url] him & Scorcese made some good ones
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:28:02 PM EDT
Hmmmm....
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:01:39 PM EDT
De Niro's the greater actor, but Pacino was so damn good in Glengarry Glenross. Everyone was good in that one, even Alec Baldwin.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:15:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hpl: While they've both made good movies, Pacino has thus far resisted slipping in bad self parody that DeNiro seems to have embranced which is why I'm giving it to Pacino.
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Disagree, Pacino is such an over-actor now, but in the 70's they were equals. Dog Day Afternoon The Deer Hunter Godfather Goodfellas
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 3:41:57 AM EDT
Gotta be DeNiro. I love Scarface, and probably watched it 20 times or more as a teenager. But as I get older, I find myself more drawn into the quiet, strong character types which DeNiro excels at playing. Pacino actually irritates me more often than not in all of his movies from Heat forward. He ends up yelling in almost all of them. That's not acting....that's yelling. If I wanna hear that shit I don't have to rent a movie, I can invite my brother-in-law and his bitch wife over, sit on my couch and watch them.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:03:09 AM EDT
Once all the factors are considered, I say they are equal...almost. 1. Deniro seems to have better range. Atleast he attempts to have better range. Pacino usually plays the same gig every show. Deniro's parodying isn't terribly impressive and Pacino's trademark shouting fits are long past old. Pick your poison. 2. When they are "on," they are both very impressive. The last two films in which they were on top of their games were "Ronin" and "The Devil's Advocate," respectively. Atleast, out of the films I have seen. 3. The library of work Deniro has put out is substantially larger than that of Pacino.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 5:59:05 AM EDT
DeNiro
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