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Golden Globes: Al Pacino won't talk right-to-die ... much

January 16, 2011 |  7:39 pm

Pacino Looking rumpled and slightly wizened but pleased, Al Pacino fielded questions in the press room after his win for his portrayal of Jack Kevorkian in "You Don't Know Jack."

He gingerly sidestepped a question about his thoughts on right-to-die issues by saying, "I am going to stay away from that controversy. It's not my policy to speak about that. I'm sorry, I don't mean to be unbelievably dull."

Later, when a similar question was rephrased as, "In your opinion, is Jack the good guy or the bad one?" Pacino opened up a bit and revealed his true feelings.

"Jack, in a strange way, represents a kind of hope and that gives [patients] enough control over their lives. 'I can do it. I don't have to go through this. I can go out with dignity,'" he said.

The mood in the room was lighter when he was asked which movie in his career he would redo if given the chance.

"I can't possibly give away that many movies. I guess for most of the movies, I would say maybe not redo them. Maybe never have done them."


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Photo: Al Pacino in the press room at the Golden Globes. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times