the great debate
I like bob but al is better no doubt
It's not al anymore
I like Al Pacino's roles better (Serpico, Tony Montana, Michael Corleone, Carlito...), . I can name a lot of them while most of DeNiros. i can only remember as "The gangster from Casino" or "The Gangster from Goodfellas" etc.
De Niro was the better actor but Pacino managed to avoid entering JUST territory and sad mutt children.
>the better actor
in what ways? i mean i'll grant you that something happened to pacino in the 80s-90s and then he just became this wisecracking guy and kinda annoying, almost a caricature
but i can't think of a single movie where de niro outacts what al pacino did in dog day afternoon or godfather
Pacino's business manager stole millions from him. That's why he's not retired. Bob isn't retired for the other reason.
DeNiro wishes he had Pacino's range, imagine him trying to play Pacino's part in Glengarry Glen Ross. And Pacino can be actually funny and not just a straight man. And Pacino didn't marry a goblin who bankrupted him and turned his kids into mongoloids. It's a clean sweep
Deniro can be funny
that's not even him at his funniest.
Deniro pretty much always plays the same guy from raging bull to goodfellas , pacino had a more varied career but often it didn't work like his embarrassing Cuban gangster in Scarface.
Eh - Deniro broke out of his mold at times, like The King of Comedy, or Awakenings. My favorite movies with him are the lesser known ones, like Mad Dog and Glory, and Night In The City. He has range, but he's not a character actor, you hire him to be Deniro, not someone else. He also had a way, way, way longer stretch of hits than Pacino.
Pacino couldn't have pulled off Awakenings. No way. Pacino is good playing Pacino, but he peaked in the 70's, with brief flashes of brilliance in the 80's and 90's, but mostly playing himself, like Deniro does, but he's hasn't really taken any chances.
>but he's hasn't really taken any chances.
Deniro is good but he's not as good as Pacino.
Also Pacino has been in way more good movies.
>Also Pacino has been in way more good movies.
King of comedy
Once upon a time in America
Wag the dog
Are you just blatantly lying or actually retarded?
It's true gay.
Half of those are overrated.
Maybe. But they are still good classic movies. More than Pacino has
For me, it's Alp.
why so short, though? to save on costumes?
Pacino just chews up the scenery
what a madlad
Pacino is the better actor but I'd rather watch a De Niro movie 9/10 times.
why did deniro go from a cool young suave fella to a total grandpa in the past 50 years?
De Niro peaked early (Taxi Driver) and has been phoning it in mostly since. Pacino actually still puts an effort in, for example The Irishman. Even his small role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is pretty good. So overall I'd say Pacino has surpassed De Niro, but the greatest performance is still Bob's in Taxi Driver.
Pacino mogged DeNiro hard in the Irishman. He was the only one in the entire fucking movie that could actually act
>Shouting is acting
It can be, if done right and convincingly, and he did.
Mogged how? Like a mogul? Is that what he is to you? Some kind of entrepreneur?
Joe Pesci stole that movie, not Dunk
Deniros acting in the final act when they're old and dying is elite though
Al is more charming guy
Watched Heat for the first time last night and Dunkacino > Nada Dinero.
Al all the way.
No one was ever debating which of these gays was the better actor. They were both glorified at the same time and they both completely shit the bed at the same time.
Bob, without a doubt
There is no debate. Pacino can not act, he just plays himself in everything. DeNiro can do countless different characters flawlessly.
>DeNiro can do countless different characters flawlessly.
Big Boy Caprice
I guess you missed all these characters he nailed, and also elevated.
I would argue Pacino has more range than De Niro in fact. De Niro seems to play the same guy in every movie, an aloof, stoic, matter of fact character, whether he's a criminal or a cop or a lawyer or whatever.
true but i feel al pacino just played the same character since the 90s in every movie and that's why people feel that way
Pacino, there's no question about it
Deniro has better movies he's in but I don't think any "method" actor is in the upper echelon of actors and they all eventually get lazy and phone it in.
Daniel Day Lewis didn't
I don't consider him a great actor and would put both Pacino and Deniro's '70s output over all of his work.
>Daniel Day Lewis didn't
It's because DDL's unremarkable performances are so thoroughly unremarkable you don't even remember they happened.
>MISTER FRIAR SER COM BAK HERRR
>not a single mention of The Deer Hunter or King of Comedy
this board is terrible
de niro is obviously much better, pacinofags are unbearable and so is he
At least half of this board is australians, brits, and european refugees post-covid lockdowns. Their takes are fundamentally retarded because they don't understand anything about anything. They're just trying to shitpost at Americans because they can't shitpost at their governments.
I like most of DeNiros films better for just passive watching but Devils Advocate is kino
literally me in the back
deniro, no brainer
Al , deBlack married a fat chimp moron and had mutt moron kids the fucking traitor bum smuck
Bob because of Cape Fear
DeNiro in his prime>Pacino. Since about 1995 Pacino has been better
RObert deNIro hasa GREATASS
Name a movie where Al Pacino gave a performance that was as heartfelt as this.
i've never watched this because i'm afraid it's going to be one of those movies like the green mile that has cheap tugs on heartstrings and not much else. am i wrong?
>cheap tugs on heartstrings
It sort of does but most of it's true and that's why they decided to make a movie about it
it's not cheap and the performances carry the movie.
Both DeNiro and Williams said in later years that it was their favorite movie to be part of. Just watch it
morons tongue my anus
There's no debate, both of these clowns were shit actors, the godfather sucked ass so did Scarface. The only redeeming movies the boomer fag on the left ever made was meet the fockers.
Pacino is a better actor but Deniro is slightly more iconic. You can impersonate Deniro by just making his smug face and people will get it, but Pacino you would have to put on a voice and say specific lines.
Dumb zoomer. People make the Scarface face all the time
No they don't. They'll put on a cuban accent and say "say hello to my little friend". That's as far as scarface impressions ever go.
Its a thing they do with their mouth you moron, they make a face like Tony Montana. I just saw will smith do it in fresh prince
Nobody ever did it.
somehow De Niro, a Scorsese regular, had his performance absolutely fucking mogged by Pacino in The Irishman
Both got mogged hard by Pesci
De Niro was in Shark Tale, so him.
De Niro shark mob boss was a good character.
Did Al ever go full retard like Bob did?
It's easy to imagine De Niro credibly playing a lot of Pacino's roles whereas the reverse is not true.
Pacino was better than De Niro in the Irishman. I wanted to see more of Pacino than De Niro in that film; way more charismatic.
they are both washed up
No shit. The thread topic is on who was better.
then you should be judging them during their prime, not a movie where they're both senile corpses
No. I can judge however I want.
Also why not pick a movie where they both act in as a control. This way the director, movie, script, supporting actors, etc. are all the same and we can so who did better. In the case of the Irishman, it was carried by Pacino and Pesci, despite being a mediocre film itself.
Alternatively, De Niro was better in Heat since Pacino hammed it up too much.
I'm not gonna compare Ronin to Dog Day Afternoon.
Pacino acts circles around DeNiro in Godfather II.
Prove me wrong.
Pacino’s character had way more significance to the story than DeNiro who was playing a prequel version of a laid back mob boss so I would hope so
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