VENICE, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino is making two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, with two movies about aging, regret and letting go. But the actor says he's not about to lower the curtain on his own career.
Pacino plays a small-town locksmith with a key for everything except his own unhappiness in David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," one of 20 films competing for the festival's top prize.
And he's an aging actor who has lost his mojo in Barry Levinson's "The Humbling."
In both, he's shambling, disheveled and drawn. In Venice on Saturday he was black-clad, sharply coiffed and every bit the movie star.
He said the demands of acting grew tougher with age, but he felt lucky to have "found something in life that I love to do."