If you hadn’t been an actor, what would you have done?
Really, I don’t know. As a kid, I always had this idea of joining the circus and travelling. I’d have been a clown probably. Somewhere it’s still a fantasy of mine, I think it’s the anonymity attached to it. It’s a bit of daydream.
Do you long for anonymity, then?
If ever I have any moments of anonymity, it’s pretty much a luxury. I’m sort of fine not having it, I’ve learned how to live without it. My kids have a difficult time going out publicly with me.
For example, we’ve never really been able to do anything like go on a camping trip. I didn’t become an actor to become famous, but it happened after The Godfather.
What would you do if you were anonymous for the day?
Probably what I do anyway. I would be myself – as I am, with the exception of not being recognised.
Al Pacino: 'Even at 75, quitting is almost unthinkable- Sure I'm aware I'm getting old but I can still do it!
BY FRANCINE COHEN (19 APR 2015) for Mirror.
In the pic with son Anton James Pacino.