Al Pacino confused, honored at Venice Film Festival
The award is given to a filmmaker who has "left an original mark on contemporary cinema." According to Reuters, though, the actor's acceptance speech focused on Pacino's contention that he had no idea where he was going with his latest directorial effort, "Salome."
"Salome," starring Pacino and the now-ubiquitous Jessica Chastain, is looseley based on Oscar Wilde's play about the biglical Tale of Salome and King Herod.
I didn't know where I was going," said the actor. "I'm confused."
Pacino showed up for the ceremony, reports Reuters, wearing an unbuttoned silk shirt that was apparently the same one he wore to a party the previous evening.