Christopher Nolan, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino ‘Heat’ up the Academy

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Did you know that Al Pacino’s character in Heat was a secret cokehead? That was just one of several interesting tidbits revealed during a once-in-a-lifetime screening of Michael Mann’s 1995 crime classic on Wednesday night at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Not only did the screening bring out A-listers such as Sean Penn and numerous other industry power players, but the Academy also managed to score Christopher Nolan to moderate a post-screening Q&A with Pacino (Lt. Vincent Hanna), his Heat nemesis Robert De Niro (master thief Neil McCauley), and writer-director Mann. The trio were later joined onstage by a group of colleagues including Val Kilmer (De Niro’s trusted right hand Chris), Amy Brenneman (De Niro’s girlfriend Eady), Diane Venora (Pacino’s third wife Justine) and Mykelti Williamson (Pacino’s LAPD partner Sgt. Drucker), among others. …

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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