Al Pacino in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Photo by AP.

A cinema legend with roles in movies such as The Godfather, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Heat Al Pacino has never been far from the theatre. It was where he first displayed his outstanding acting talent, with blistering performances that rivetted crowds. Over the years, however, his screen presence, while a draw for audiences, could overwhelm the roles he took on.