On Pacino and De Niro

When was the last time either of them made a good movie?

The glory days. And Val Kilmer

You could make an argument about De Niro. He’s pretty good in Silver Linings Playbook albeit in a small role (he even got nominated for an Oscar) and his comedic roles in Analyse This and Meet the Parents were okay if not great.

Much harder to defend Pacino. I can’t think of a single good movie he’s been in since Any Given Sunday and that came out in 1999.

Am I being too harsh? Are there diamonds in the rough that I haven’t seen or have just forgotten?

And are there any other actors that have had such a fall-off in quality at the back of their careers?

Let me know what you think.

Jez

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