Culture 11:29 17/01/2011

Al Pacino awarded “Golden Globe” for portraying Jack Kevorkian

 “It’s a great honor for me to have portrayed such an extraordinary person as Jack Kavorkian,” says Al Pacino as he accepts the Golden Globe. “It’s great for actors to portray real characters. It’s a special thing for the actor. Barry Levison is a great director and did so much for this movie. It’s a great cast that Barry Levison put together.”

Looking rumpled and slightly wizened but pleased, Al Pacino fielded questions in the press room after his win for his portrayal of Jack Kevorkian in "You Don't Know Jack."

He gingerly sidestepped a question about his thoughts on right-to-die issues by saying, "I am going to stay away from that controversy. It's not my policy to speak about that. I'm sorry, I don't mean to be unbelievably dull."

Jack Kevorkian is an Armenian-American pathologist, right-to-die activist, painter and composer. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient’s right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claims to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said that "dying is not a crime."

Beginning in 1999 Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, on condition that he would not offer suicide advice to any other person.

Al Pacino has been nominated 15 times to Golden Globe. This is his fourth Golden Globe. He thanked HBO and the producers, his girlfriend and his dear friend Charlie Lawton.



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