Minus the recent"gotta get a paycheck" Meet The Fockers roles, De Niro takes it for me. I like Pacino when he plays it understated via The Godfather and Donnie Brasco as opposed to screaming over the top via Scarface. Both had title runs in the 70s. I mean, Serpico, Dog Day and The Godfather and The GodfatherPart 2; Mean Streets, The Godfather Part 2, Taxi Driver and The Deer Hunter. Tough, but overall Ill take De Niro i guess...
All these "oh he did meet the fockers wtf" morons acting like comedy isn't still acting? Stop trying so hard, please.
Meet the Parents was a funny movie and a legitimate comedy, even the sequel was reasonably entertaining. There's zero shame in having been in it. It's not as if he was a major character in Pineapple Express or Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.
Excluding his first ten years I actually feel like pacino is mostly a bad actor. He just goes way over the top on everything and its kind of annoying. DeNiro even now is great sometimes. Sometimes he seems like hes just cashing in a paycheck though.
Both amazing actors. I tend to go back and forth with who I think is the best. A case can obviously be made for either but for now I'm going to say De Niro. It was awesome seeing them together in heat.
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Today on AMC they aired the Godfather trilogy. The trilogy is centered around Michael (Al Pacino) and De Niro is also brilliant in the second one as young Vito. I don't know if I've ever seen a better more electric performance than the one Pacino gave in part II. If I were to compare their careers I think I might appreciate De Niro's a bit more however. Who do you think is the better actor and which has had the better career?
I preferred Al Pacino's earlier work more, but De Niro has done better later in life. Scarface is my favorite movie that either of them have been in.