ACTORS Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are widely known for their individual performances in a number of blockbuster films.
The two have become a hot topic around the internet lately, and here’s why.
Why are Al Pacino and Robert De Niro trending?
An online war broke out after Twitter users Ashley Reesepublished a poll on May 13, 2023, asking followers who they thought looked better when they were younger: Al Pacino or Robert De Niro.
The caption read: “At a wedding and a big debate. Please vote. Who was hotter?
Though Reese appeared to favor young Al Pacino after 277,372 votes, Twitter seems torn as the poll ended with 50 percent per candidate.
The poll drew a whopping 38.7 million views and 17.4,000 likes.
Reese’s viral post even caught the attention of Fox News, who spoke about it in their morning post.
What are people saying about the two?
Although the poll has ended, many users on the social media platform are still engaging in the debate.
One user said: “It’s Pacino. However, I see a lot of disrespect in De Niro. He was very sexy too!”
“It’s a real challenge! Young Al Pacino’s voice was like silk, but young Rober De Niro’s calling card never turned down.”
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Even actress Mindy Kaling chimed in, simply writing “Oh damn” without indicating which actor she was referring to.
After completing the poll, Reese wrote, “This 50/50 draw is amazing.”
“More people voted in this poll than in some local elections.”
Did Al Pacino and Robert De Niro work together?
Despite being pitted against each other online for their good looks, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are good friends in real life.
Both from New York, they met in their mid-20s before taking up acting.
The two have appeared in four films together, including:
- The Godfather Part II (1974)
- Heat (1995)
- Righteous Kill (2008)
- The Irishman (2019)
in one GQ In an interview with the two actors, Al Pacino opened up about their 50-plus-year friendship, saying, “We started dating early on.”
“And we shared something that was a big deal at the time.”