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Al Pacino as Dr. Death in 'You Don't Know Jack': Prescription for Emmy win?

April 25, 2010 |  9:51 am

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Al Pacino won an Emmy in 2004 as creepy Roy Cohn in "Angels in America," and now it looks like he may triumph soon again for a creepy role as suicide champion Jack Kevorkian in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack." No doubt the pic will be nommed for best TV film too.

Reviews have been raves. Variety says: "A perfect marriage of character and star, 'You Don't Know Jack' is a marvelous fact-based account of an engrossing story, creatively gorged with an embarrassment of riches." USA Today calls it "well done," and the New York Times declares "You Don't Know Jack" to be an "insightful look at the frail, elderly man whose embrace of death gave him a reason to live."

Al Pacino's chief competitors will probably be Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz in "Georgia O'Keefe," Chiwetel Ejiofor as African National Congress leader Thabo Mbeki in South African apartheid drama "Endgame," Ian McKellen as mysterious "No. 2" in a modern movie update of cult hit 1960s TV series "The Prisoner," James Badge Dale as a World War II Army private in "The Pacific" and Dennis Quaid and Michael Sheen as Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in "The Special Relationship." Read more about this Emmy smackdown in our forums.

Side note: Today, April 25, is a special one for the past Emmy and Oscar champ. Happy 70th birthday, Al!

Photo: HBO


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