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    Default TGAAOAT - Semi-Finals : Al Pacino vs Robert De Niro


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    Notable Films : The Godfather (Trilogy), Heat, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Scent of a Woman



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    Notable films : Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Godfather II, Casino
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    Voting between these two makes me want to cry.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    De Niro
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    now, why couldn't he bracket these with, respectively, Nicholson and Stewart?..

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    Robert De Niro

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    "Woo ha." vs. "I'm an excellent driver." My God how can I chose!

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    I thought the excellent driver was Dustin Hoffman?

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    The Godfather vs Taxi Driver !

    Scarface vs The Raging Bull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I thought the excellent driver was Dustin Hoffman?
    LOL! You are correct. I'm such a dunce.

    Of course this makes my choice a little easier.

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    but it makes your choice easier now, doesn't it?

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    Both great actors and good men, I just still think that it's rather pitiful most of America believes that these two are the all-time pinnacle of motion picture craft.

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    After much thought, I went with Pacino ... but only by the slightest of margins.

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    I decided on DeNiro... before I voted I thought of his performance in Cape Fear
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    Wow, I didn't think that this poll would be this lopsided ....

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    DeNiro

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    The Godfather vs Taxi Driver !

    Scarface vs The Raging Bull!
    I like to think of it as "The battle of the Corleones: Michael vs Vito!", but yours works, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    Wow, I didn't think that this poll would be this lopsided ....
    neither did I. Have just voted for Pacino.

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    This is a common debate among me and my friends. I will have to get back to you on this one.

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    Okay, so I really sat down and broke this down. This films in bold are among my personal favorites:


    Pacino

    Donnie Brasco
    Godfather 1-3
    Dog Day Afternoon

    Heat
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Scent of a Woman
    Carlito’s Way
    Scarface
    …And Justice for All
    Serpico

    DeNiro

    Godfather 2
    Goodfellas
    Casino

    Jackie Brown
    Heat
    A Bronx Tale
    This Boy’s Life
    Cape Fear
    The Untouchables
    King of Comedy
    Deer Hunter
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver

    Mean Streets
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    Analyze This
    Meet the Parents

    As you can see, Pacino and DeNiro have made some of my favorite films. As an Italian-American, I've literally grown up watching the films of these two actors. There is not a family gathering that passes where a DeNiro or Pacino films is not mentioned.

    Final Verdict

    As much as I love Pacino, I have to cast my vote with DeNiro. My reasoning behind this is that I feel DeNiro has shown a little more range over the years. Playing a character like Rupert Pupkin in King of Comedy proves this. Also, DeNiro's transition into comedy (Meet the Parents and Analyse This) was pretty seamless, even though he was playing off of his previous gangster films personas. I will admit that I'm a little worried with some of DeNiro's recent films choices. It seems like he will be in anything these days. I feel his career hit an all time low in the film Little Fockers where Ben Stiller injects a large needle into DeNiro's enormously large penis that is bulging through his pants. As a fan of cinema, I died a little.

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    Pacino wishes he was as awesome as Deniro.

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    De Niro advances to the final !

    Great round.
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    oh yes...

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