20 Things You Didn't Know About Goodfellas

19. Al Pacino Turned Down The Role Of Jimmy

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It took until 2019 for Al Pacino to finally star in a Martin Scorsese movie with The Irishman, but it wasn't the first time Pacino was offered a role in one of his films.

Pacino was initially offered the role of Jimmy Conway, the Irish-American associate of the Lucchese crime family, who was ultimately, of course, played by Robert De Niro.

According to IMDb, Pacino allegedly turned the part down due to fear of bring typecasted.

Funnily enough, Pacino played Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice, a sterotypical gangster, in Dick Tracy that same year, a decision that Pacino has since admitted he regrets. So much for avoiding typecasting.


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