Veteran actor Al Pacino says his future is “blank.” We’re thinking that’s an exaggeration, considering the fact that his past is anything but. The 71-year-old Oscar-winner has appeared in almost 50 films and, on Sunday (Sept. 4) was honored with the Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival.
The award is given to a filmmaker who has “left an original mark on contemporary cinema.” According to Reuters, though, the actor’s acceptance speech focused on Pacino’s contention that he had no idea where he was going with his latest directorial effort, “Salome.”
“Salome,” starring Pacino and the now-ubiquitous Jessica Chastain, is looseley based on Oscar Wilde’s play about the biglical Tale of Salome and King Herod.
I didn’t know where I was going,” said the actor. “I’m confused.”
Pacino showed up for the ceremony, reports Reuters, wearing an unbuttoned silk shirt that was apparently the same one he wore to a party the previous evening.