Imagine Al Pacino as a Rock Star in ‘Danny Collins’
Al Pacino stars in DANNY COLLINS. ©Bleecker Street. CR: Hopper Stone.

Al Pacino stars in DANNY COLLINS. ©Bleecker Street. CR: Hopper Stone.

By ANGELA DAWSON

Front Row Features

HOLLYWOOD—Oscar and Tony winning actor Al Pacino has played a number of roles in his long and celebrated career. From mobsters, notably the fictional mobster Michael Corleone in the “Godfather” trilogy, to Shakespeare’s Shylock (on stage and on film) in “The Merchant of Venice” to Phil Spector in an HBO biopic to Dr. Jack Kevorkian in “You Don’t Know Jack,” he’s always immersed himself into every character, making it his own.

In his storied five decades performing on stage and screen, though, the New York native never sang publicly. That, however, changes with “Danny Collins,” a heartwarming dramedy in which he plays an aging pop star that reconnects with his long lost son and his family after making an important discovery that might have changed his life. The all-star casts include Oscar winners Annette Bening and Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale.

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