Al Pacino's new film 'Wild Salome' will premiere at the Venice Film Festival September 4 and receive the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award. Click below to watch a newly released clip of Pacino talking about his obsession with Oscar Wilde.
"There is nowhere else I would rather debut Wilde Salome than at Venice, because of its rich artistic history. Wilde Salome is an exploration into the world of Oscar Wilde the artist and in Salome, the emancipation of a work that lives on," Pacino told The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, additional stage credits include: Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, and Richard III.
He is most famed for playing mobsters including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law-as a police officer, detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations.