Godfather Effect: Al Pacino Underwent ‘Therapy Five Days A Week For 25 Years’ Thanks To His Sudden Fame

During a recent conversation, Al Pacino, who portrayed the character of a mafia in the super hit movie The Godfather said that he had to seek therapy for many years. Read on to know why.

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Godfather Effect: Al Pacino Underwent ‘Therapy Five Days A Week For 25 Years’ Thanks To His Sudden Fame
Al Pacino, who has a vast and rich experience of more than 50 years in Hollywood, portrayed a character of a mafia in the super hit movie The Godfather which was based on Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather. His acting prowess got him many awards and he is considered to be the most stylish and highly paid actor in Hollywood. Al Pacino, nailed the character of Michael Corleone in the gangster drama which was helmed by talented Francis Ford Coppola. Speaking on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter Podcast, Pacino confessed, that he had to seek therapy after its success. 

He said, “It is a big thing to get used to. I remember [director and actor] Lee Strasberg saying to me, 'Darling, you simply have to adjust.' And you simply do. But it's not so simple. I went through some stuff. I had therapy five days a week for 25 years. I just wanted to move away from the pace of the whole thing, and it was good for me. I enjoyed it. But then, as it happens, the money runs out. Sometimes, if you can hit the note, you go for it — but if you can't, it doesn't look good. So sometimes you hit it, sometimes you don't. I enjoyed it. But then, as happens, the money runs out.” (ALSO READ: The Irishman Trailer: Martin Scorsese's Much Awaited Gangster Movie Starring Robert De Niro And Al Pacino Is High On Thrill)

The 79-year-old actor confessed that he had to go through multiple therapy sessions, every week for 25 years, post his outstanding and marvelous work in The Godfather. Well, fame is not good to all, is it? 

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