If not more? Dude, did you not read the list of films I mentioned for DeNiro? He has been in nearly everything and the differences in roles are far and beyond Pacino's resume. Aside from maybe Brando or Johnny Depp, there isn't an actor with a more versatile career than DeNiro's.
As good as Pacino is, and I know he is very good, his roles are often one dimensional. Godfather 1 and 2, Carlito's Way, Dog Day Afternoon, all criminals or drug lords. Serpico, Insomnia, Heat, The Recruit, law enforcer. And Justice for All, Devil's Advocate, Glengarry Glen Ross, law/business. The only real versitile performances where he ventured out of his norm were Scent of a Woman (great performance) and Simone...and we all know how that turned out to be,
And let's just compare performances here. Is the performance in Insomnia, Any Given Sunday, especially Any Given Sunday, and The Devil's Advocate even noteworthy as far as is acting ability? It's very average stuff, especially when all the guy is does is yell and shout in Devil's and Any Given Sunday. In fact, people just look at those performances in Devils and Sunday as campy fun, which it is. And I think we all can agree, Patch was merely decent in Insomnia and Williams stole that film away from him.
You can say it's equally as versatile, but to say more so is just completely untrue. One way to look at is aside from a few exceptions, I could see DeNiro play any role that Pacino did because DeNiro has been there and done that as far as what Patch is known for. I cannot say the same thing the other way around.
You're just a cook...
Last edited by Alex_DeLarge; 04-12-2009 at 11:40 PM.