Al Pacino's methodical approach to acting often means he is isolated on and off film sets.

The OSCAR-winning actor approaches each role with a high degree of intensity, as he is determined to get into the mind frame of characters including MICHAEL CORLEONE in The Godfather.

But he says, "I'm sorry to say it, but it was all a drag doing those things. When I was younger, making films, I would try to stay in the role and be in a state of isolation, both on and off set.

"If I were to go back, I would tell myself, 'You don't have to do that all the time, Al. Just be yourself, and only when it's time to act, only then get into the role.'"

Even now, the screen legend finds film-making arduous work, adding, "I can't really say that I enjoy any of them."

24/11/2004 09:38