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Wed, Apr 12, 2017 6:07 AM

Live Poll: "Say 'hello' to our big Al!" (Apr 25)

Today is the 77th birthday of A Pal Icon: Al Pacino, in this occasion, I thought of asking which of the classic characters he played is the most iconic... but I guess it would have inevitably turned the poll to a "Corleone vs. Montana" face-off, interesting but predictable.

Now, how about exploring one of the most defining aspect of his cinematic legacy:quotability. Indeed, Al Pacino is probably one of the most quotable actors of his generation with so many sayings, shoutings, warnings, shoutings again and last but not least, speeches that forever enriched Pop-Culture. 

So, even if you're not a fan of the actor, if you could pick just one, which is your favorite from these 35 Al Pacino's memorable quotes? (one that doesn't come from a speech or a monologue except if it's a conclusion that can be considered a classic quote in its own right?)

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls058219076/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/jyL_6AQgRp0/

PS: 60% of the list still belongs to his two most legendary roles : 12 quotes from Michael Corleone and 9 from Tony Montana

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4 years ago

"Don't ever take sides with anyone, against the Family again. Ever." (from The Godfather)

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Thanks, I fixed it :)

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4 years ago

bump

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4 years ago

My birthday as well!

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Your 20th, am I right?

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Correct, great memory ElM. Just got home from school for the summer!

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Great memory indeed, but this is nothing, once a friend shares something private, it's instantly memorized.

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4 years ago

It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.

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4 years ago

My pick: Cause she's got a great ass... You should have it start as "'Cause - you need an apostrophe as you're taking the "be" out of "because."

Some corrections:
Today is the 77th birthday of A Pal Icon: Al Pacino. On this occasion, I thought of asking which of the classic characters he played is the most iconic... but I guess it would have inevitably turned the poll to a "Corleone vs. Montana" face-off, interesting but predictable.

"Shoutability" is not a word.

And what is A Pal Icon? I'm guessing you're going for some kind of pun?

Make sure you capitalize the title per the poll rules.

21 Godfather/Scarface quotes out of 35 total is 60%, not 75%.

Some you missed I personally think are better than some on your list:
“Don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.” - The Godfather
"Here comes the pain." - Carlito's Way
"My life's a disaster zone. I got a stepdaughter so fucked up because her real father's this large-type asshole. I got a wife, we're passing each other on the down-slope of a marriage - my third - because I spend all my time chasing guys like you around the block. That's my life." - Heat
"I'm angry. I'm very angry, Ralph. You know, you can ball my wife if she wants you to. You can lounge around here on her sofa, in her ex-husband's dead-tech, post-modernistic bullshit house if you want to. But you do not get to watch my fucking television set!" - Heat
“Vanity is my favorite sin.” - The Devil's Advocate

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Thanks a lot, Jen, I appreciate your help
"Shoutability" is not a word.
I guess you meant "shoutings". i fixed it.

And what is A Pal Icon? I'm guessing you're going for some kind of pun? 
A Pal Icon is the anagram of Al Pacino :)

You're right about the math and I added two of your suggestions, actually the shortest, the other two are more like speeches and I needed some room for Djesika's suggestions. The "Vanity" quote was already there. 

Thanks again.

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4 years ago

I'm surprised you only have one quote from his Oscar-winning role.
If you want to re-arrange, here are some more from Scent of a Woman you could consider:

"The day we stop lookin', Charlie, is the day we die."

"You're in no position to disagree with me, boy. I got a loaded .45 here. You got pimples."

"Clear them little bottles off. And when I get off the phone here, call up Hyman and tell him I want it wall to wall with John Daniels."

"Out of order. I'll show YOU "out of order"! You don't know what "out of order" is, Mr. Trask. I'd show you, but I'm too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fucking blind."

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3 years ago

I added the first two, thanks Djesika :)

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It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.