6 Most Influential Life Lessons From Al Pachino

Al Pacino has taken the audience by storm with his performance. His diversity as a performer has been critically acclaimed over the years.

Aditya Krishna
4 min readMar 31, 2018

First impressions are important but not everything. Even after you think you know the person, keep your eyes wide open. Pacino may be a Great Actor, but he’s also a working actor, which means he’s gotta take some jobs to pay the bills and keep the lights on, especially after he lost millions of dollars to an unscrupulous business manager.

He is one actor whose acting as a villain inspires us. Who else can portray a negative character and yet influence us in a way like Al Pacino? His acting style stands alone and there is no match for it. May it be Godfather, Serpico, Scarface, Devil Advocate, Dog Day Afternoon, Scent of a Woman and the other in-numerous films he has acted in. There might be many good movies which I may have missed. In each and every movie he has produced an acting masterclass. Some actors tend to be brilliant in a film but somehow fade away.

Al Pacino had continue to be etched in our memories and so whenever we say the name of the movie we remember the Al Pacino performance and the justice he has done to each and every role he has been a part of. Unlike any other actor his body language speaks more dialogues than his speech.

1. If you get all tangled up, just tango on.

When you’re stuck, surrender to being stuck and start enjoying.
If you stay completely in this moment, there is no being stuck. That actually gives you mental stability to overcome your troubles.

2. Always tell the truth. Even when you lie.

It takes a lot of work to be something you aren’t. To act as something you don’t believe in or is not, at your core, who you truly are, is dishonest; it’s the same as saying or telling someone things that are not true.

3. Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement.

While we may not have a choice with our enemies, we can surely choose how to deal with them. It is like playing any sport: You need to have a strategy in place to win the game with the competitor. But never hate them.

4. Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family.

The family is the most vital thing on the planet. Your family is the people who know you the best. They truly want the best for you and are always looking out for you and your well-being.

5. Don’t regret anything.

We tend to go through life with many regrets, or things we think we should be regretting, because of what others tell us. We are not supposed to live life with regrets at all because, as we’ve been told, everything teaches us a lesson.

6. When In Doubt, F*ck.!

If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it. Trying something new and losing isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try, you lose.

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Aditya Dhotre is a self-taught designer who specialises in visual design, He is fuelled by curiosity and passion for design, technology and life.

When he is not busy breaking down design, he works on pet projects and short films.

Adi always believed that the “Creative” arena will be his best playground.



Aditya Krishna

Exploring the world through art and design. Always on the hunt for new inspiration and adventures.