and and al pacino

“The great guy on this picture was Al Ruddy. For some reason, Al would always come up to me during the shooting and say, ‘Hey, hey, kid, Pacino, listen to me: You’re gonna be great. You’re gonna be great in this picture. You’re great, ya understand?’ I said, ‘Oh yeah, great, you know, thanks.’ I didn’t know what I was doing! It was really encouraging because he was the only one who spoke to me. There were scenes where I’d be in the middle of the scene, and I’d hear some sort of–I really heard, I wasn’t just hearing things!–I heard people were giggling, sort of snickering. I thought, 'What is that about?!?’ And it was about me!”