It's common knowledge that prominent actors and directors approach interviews, especially on television, with some caution. Over twelve years, presenting more than 200 of the most illustrious stars of film, theatre, television and music, 'Inside the Actors Studio' has earned the reputation of being a forum where guests can speak fearlessly, openly and honestly about the things that matter most to them: their craft and the crucial events of their lives and careers that shaped them as people and artists. Al Pacino has led the way for a generation of actors, beginning with his breakthrough portrayal of Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather', an experience he recalls in this video as his certainty every day that he was going to be fired. With the grace and skill of a master magician, he has vanished into one role after another, creating the unforgettable gallery of characters that has earned him eight Oscar nominations, and selection in Britain's Channel Four poll as the greatest movie star of all time. This special episode records a rare public appearance in which the Co-President of the Actors Studio reveals the man behind the many masks as an open, warm, witty and wise person.