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Actor Al Pacino is ‘just talking’ in his one-man show coming to Las Vegas

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“I was blasted out of a cannon,” Al Pacino says of his early acting success. “It was so alien.” The actor will appear Oct. 15 in Las Vegas.
(Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Al Pacino returns to the live stage this month in Las Vegas with a one-man show that’s been touring the U.S. since 2015 .

Pacino, one of the acting world’s biggest dramatic performers, will bring “An Evening With Al Pacino” to the Venetian’s Opaline Theatre for one night only on Oct. 15.

The star of more than 40 films – including “The Godfather” (1972), “Scarface” (1983), “Scent of a Woman” (1992) and “You Don’t Know Jack” (2010) – will share backstage stories stretching from Broadway to Hollywood.

In the show, Pacino intersperses off-the-cuff comments with video clips, some of them seldom seen by the public.

Pacino, who has in recent years toured with his intimate one-man show, will hold a question-and-answer session as part of the performance.

Al Pacino stars in “The Godfather” in 1972.
Al Pacino stars in "The Godfather" in 1972.
(Paramount Pictures )

“It’s just talking,” he said of the show during an interview last year with the Los Angeles Times’ Josh Rottenberg.

Tickets range from $72 to an eye-popping $394 for the handful of remaining seats in the first few rows of the Opaline.

Now 76, Pacino is one of fewer than 20 people to have achieved acting’s “triple crown,” having won Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards. In 2012, President Obama awarded him with the National Medal of Arts

Over the years, Pacino has become more comfortable in discussing his work and his fame — something he didn’t do in the early days of his career.

“I was blasted out of a cannon,” he said. “It was so alien. I remember my great friend and mentor Lee Strasberg looked at me and said, ‘You know, darling, you simply have to adjust.’ So here I am. Maybe not too adjusted, but I’m still standing — let’s put it that way.”

Pacino brought a similarly formatted show called “Pacino: One Night Only” to the Mirage in 2014.

Info: “An Evening With Al Pacino”

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