Al Pacino is one of the most respected actors of his — or any — generation. But let's face it: Recently he's been chewing more scenery than a koala riding a giraffe. And he especially seems to be into biopics about accused murderers, from his look at Dr. Jack Kervorkian in "You Don't Know Jack" to taking on the title role in "Phil Spector." If the role requires shouting, googly eyes and a crazy wig, Pacino is your go-to guy.
Which is why this new "Saturday Night Live" clip is so great. Because as Abraham Lincoln once said, "it's funny because it's true."
So what's this clip about? Well, it's pretty simple: Bill Hader plays Pacino playing all sorts of other famous accused killers. But sometimes the simplest jokes are the funniest, especially when you've got Hader delivering a dead on Pacino impersonation.
Hey, we love Pacino as much as the next movie website. But we loved him even more when he was, you know, good. Maybe this spoof will give him the kick in the pants he needs to dial it down a notch. And if not?
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