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Al Pacino, on sudden fame after The Godfather”: “I had been to therapy 5 days a week

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Hollywood legend Al Pacino has opened up about his past struggles with fame.

Pacino, now 79, rose to stardom after his Oscar-nominated performance in the 1972 “The Godfather,” and it was his fourth credited role in Tinseltown, though, he had found success on Broadway.

During a visit to The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter Podcast, the actor revealed that he has sought professional help to cope with his sudden fame.

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“It’s a great thing to have to get used to it,” Pacino said. “I think the director and the actor] Lee Strasberg said to me,” Honey, you’ll simply have to adjust.’ And you can do it. However, it is not as simple as that.”

In this 1999 photo, actor Al Pacino, (L), star of the new movie “The Insiders”, pose with then-girlfriend Beverly D’angelo in the movie, the premiere, in Beverly Hills, california.
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The difficulties of fame, forced him to the face, which resulted in frequent therapy appointments for the stars.

“I was going through some things,” he admitted. “I have had therapy five days a week, for at least 25 years of age.”

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After his success in the 1970s, Pacino had to slow down in the early ’80s, appearing in only five movies in the last ten years.

“I just wanted to move away from the pacing of the whole thing, and it was good for me,” Pacino called out. “I have enjoyed every bit of it. But, as it happens, the money is running out.”

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Pacino has gone on to win several awards for the stage and screen. More recently, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for his work on “The Irishman,” a film in which Pacino once again plays the gangster Jimmy Hoffa.

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