January 20, 2007

Al Pacino will play the part of Salvador Dali.

How surreal!



I can see it. Al can do what he wants.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dunno, did Dali yell with explosive rage often?

Jennifer said...

I think Johnny Depp would be a better fit. But, I'd love to see how Al plays it.

vbspurs said...

did Dali yell with explosive rage often?

Ploorian, he certainly did when Garcia-Lorca, his lover, died.

Speaking of which, I wonder who will play this stunningly talented young artist (the Spanish Rupert Brooke) in this movie -- if he is portrayed.

I'd say, Johnny Depp.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

I think Johnny Depp would be a better fit.

Heh. Jennifer.

Johnny Depp is everyone's go-to-eccentric-guy.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Say hello to my leetle friend.

Hello, Dali.

Anonymous said...

Both Pacino and DeNiro disappointed me when they started playing caricatures of themselves. DeNiro with the line-repeating/Italian meatball gangster schtick and Pacino with the "Hoo-ah!"s and the unleashed volcano schtick.

But, they're still both great actors when they want to be. Pacino in "Donny Brasco", DeNiro in "Copland".

Jennifer said...

LOL Victoria! Apparently. I can't wait to see his Freddie Mercury.

vbspurs said...

Didn't know about that. Good stuff, Jennifer!

Back to Dali for a minute.

Sooo, who will play Gala Dali?

If it's Al, then I'm guessing someone of his generation will be chosen, so that does away with the Julianne Moores, the Uma Thurmans, and hopefully, the Scarlett Johanssens of this world.

Obviously, it'll be Glenn Close.

Cheers,
Victoria

bill said...

Based on his surrealist artwork--everyone must visit the salvador Dali museum in St. Petersburg--I'd suggest that Eddie Murphy play Salvador Dali, but made up as Rosie O'Donnell.

Oligonicella said...

Looking the part won't cut it. Dali was a strange personality. Not a thug, so it'll be a stretch for Pacino.

Anonymous said...

Ploorian:

Couldn't agree more. I saw the first two Godfather movies for the first time in ten years recently, and was pleasantly surprised how shocking it was when Pacino lost his rag. I'd put Pacino in the same box as De Niro and Jack Nicholson - they're good actors but need great material and very firm direction to keep the ham off the menu. Don't know if Dali - or Andrew Niccol, whose 'Lord of War' drew a perfomance from Nicolas Cage that was hypnotically awful in its campy hysterics - is going to be the trick though.

Anonymous said...

I'd put Pacino in the same box as De Niro and Jack Nicholson - they're good actors but need great material and very firm direction to keep the ham off the menu.

I dunno. To me a great actor is someone who doesn't need either of those things to pull off a good performance. Look at "Backdraft"--mediocre movie with a mediocre script and a mediocre director, and yet both DeNiro and Donald Sutherland were able to pull good performances out of it. I think it has more to do with the role itself and how excited the actor is about it. I assume Pacino would be excited about playing Dali and would do the best he could with it.

Don't know if Dali - or Andrew Niccol, whose 'Lord of War' drew a perfomance from Nicolas Cage that was hypnotically awful in its campy hysterics - is going to be the trick though.

Cage is weird. He's a good actor but he seems to really get off on being seen as macho. "ConAir"? WTF was that?

Nah, I think if Pacino isn't doing it for the money (as I assume he did for movies like "Dick Tracy" and "Devil's Advocate"--movies I like to bring up when people talk about his unequivocal greatness), he'll be good regardless of the director.

bearbee said...

Halvah Dior Dooley

vbspurs said...

"Nightmare of the Retired School Crossing Guard", priceless Bearbee...

Cheers,
Victoria

Wmmvrrvrrmm said...

maybe if Johnny Depp had his face squashed to make it narrower, there might be a way to make him look vaguely like Salvador Dali, but the only way he could be made to resemble anything to do with Salvador Dali is to have him wear a white silk sock over his head and have a perfectly balanced kidney bean on the top of his cranium. I always enjoy missing Johnny Depp movies and if I could miss even one more Johnny Depp movie I probably would feel immensely fortunate. I can't comment about his acting.

I see how Al Pacino can be made to resemble a middle aged Salvador Dali quite well, but whether he finally will is another matter.