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.



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

20:25
Government approves Armenia’s Business Environment Improvement Process for 2019
The government approved on Thursday the 2019 action plan aimed at improving Armenia’s business environment. The document outlines a set of...
19:55
US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid
Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation, BBC reported. In a video...
19:25
Air temperature to increase by 5-6 degrees on April 25-28
In the daytime of April 28 in separate regions, on 29-30 in most regions short-term rain and thunderstorm is predicted. On 26-27 no...
18:52
Artsakh refutes Azerbaijani media reports on targeting civilians
The Artsakh defense ministry reacted on Thursday to Azerbaijani reports suggesting the Armenian Armed Forces had opened fire at the Chiragli...
18:17
IS conflict: Coalition strikes on Raqqa 'killed 1,600 civilians'
More than 1,600 civilians were killed in US-led coalition air and artillery strikes during the offensive to oust the Islamic State group from...
17:26
EU and Council of Europe to allocate €2,3 million for Partnership for Good Governance programme
The representatives of the European Union and the Council of Europe presented today the launch of the second phase of Partnership for Good...
16:03
Artsakh president holds working consultation
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan on Thursday convened in Askeran town a working consultation devoted to the process of implementation...
15:58
Armenia violated Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s rights, European court rules
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday delivered a judgement in the Levon Ter-Petrosyan v. Armenia case, unanimously...
15:21
Pashinyan: Armenia proposes a peace agenda to Azerbaijan, not a war agenda
Armenia proposes a peace agenda, not a war agenda to Azerbaijan in the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) settlement, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan...
14:17
More than 100 Indonesian election workers, police die of exhaustion
The death from exhaustion of more than 100 Indonesian election workers and police officers during the world’s largest one-day vote has...
13:59
Moscow church hosts candlelight vigil in honor of Armenian Genocide victims
A wreath and flower-laying ceremony took place on Wednesday at the memorial to the Armenian Genocide victims in the Armenian church complex of...
13:31
Armenia performs first-ever liver transplantation
First-ever liver transplantation with a living donor has been performed in Armenia, Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan told a Cabinet meeting on...
13:02
Macron on Armenian Genocide anniv: Man is capable of the worst
We commemorate the Armenian Genocide to make sure that the history does not repeat itself, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet on...
12:25
GRENKE Chess Classic: Aronian draws with Lagrave in fifth round
Armenian GM Levon Aronian drew his game against French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Round 5 of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 taking place in...
11:58
Colorado recognizes Artsakh, commemorates Armenian Genocide
Colorado’s State Senate unanimously voted on Wednesday to designate April 24 as “Colorado Day of the Remembrance of the Armenian...
11:45
No room for Trump at Buckingham Palace during UK visit
Donald Trump and his wife Melania will not be able to stay at Buckingham Palace – because building work is being carried out, Daily Mail...
11:30
German MP of Turkish descent calls for including Armenian Genocide issue in textbooks
German MP of Turkish origin Cem Ozdemir made a post on Facebook on the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide marked on Wednesday,...
11:01
German lawmakers call for stronger protection of Christian minorities worldwide
German lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger protection of Christian minorities worldwide after coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in...
10:54
Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualties
An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, Reuters reports, quoting a...
10:44
Turkish police block Armenian Genocide commemoration in Istanbul
Turkish police on Wednesday blocked protesters trying to hold a commemoration in Istanbul of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and forced deportation...
20:27
No precipitation predicted over the coming days in Armenia
No precipitation is predicted on 25-29, Hydromet meteorological service reported on Wednesday in its daily weather update. Northeast wind speed...
20:20
Armenian Assembly of America calls Trump’s April 24 statement as “missed opportunity”
President Donald Trump’s April 24th statement on the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is a missed opportunity to end genocide...
19:29
Former senior Armenian official requests asylum in Russia
Former Chief of Armenia’s Compulsory Enforcement Service Mihran Poghosyan has reportedly requested political asylum in Russia, citing...
18:41
Trump commemorates the Armenian Genocide referring to it as “one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century”
As he has for the second year, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday marked the day set aside to commemorate the mass killing of 1.5 million...
18:10
Nominees for the 2019 Aurora Prize named
The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity’s Selection Committee has named three outstanding 2019 Aurora Humanitarians, recognized for...
17:52
Artsakh FM met with former President of Uruguay Jose Mujica
The delegation headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Artsakh Republic Masis Mayilian arrived in the capital city of the Oriental Republic...
17:25
Mkhitaryan thanks to all countries that have recognized the Armenian Genocide
Armenian national team captain and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has commemorated Armenian Genocide on the 104th anniversary of this...
16:49
Turkey calls to study its archives over the Armenian Genocide
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying...
16:10
EPP chief: I stand by the Armenian people and join my thoughts and prayers to theirs
President of the European People's Party (EPP) Joseph Daul issued a message on the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide....
15:49
Lawmakers call on Israel to recognize Armenian Genocide
Lawmakers called on Israel to recognize the Armenian Genocide on its annual memorial day Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post reports. “The...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}