Al Pacino's Phil Spector Looks Remarkably Like Al Pacino

Ray Gustini
Al Pacino's Phil Spector Looks Remarkably Like Al Pacino

Al Pacino is starring Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO biopic for director David Mamet, despite bearing little resemblance to the owl-eyed, fuzzy haired Spector who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 , or the owl-eyed, less fluffy-haired younger Spector who produced some of the most memorable pop hits of the 20th century.

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The movie's shooting in Manhattan this week, and Orlando Gomez*  Salon's Justin Elliott snapped a picture of the actor in full costume.

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Is it just us, or would that be a great poster for The Al Pacino Story? For reference, here's what the real Spector looked like during his 2007 murder trial:

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In younger, happier times he looked like this.


In other words, he never looked like Al Pacino.

* Correction: Salon editor Kerry Lauerman writes in: "Would you mind crediting Orlando Gomez? He's a very nice super in our building, who took the snap at our urging." Nice shooting, Orlando.