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Al Pacino is starring Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO biopic for director David Mamet, despite bearing little resemblance to the owl-eyed, fuzzy haired Spector who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 , or the owl-eyed, less fluffy-haired younger Spector who produced some of the most memorable pop hits of the 20th century.

The movie's shooting in Manhattan this week, and Orlando Gomez* Salon's Justin Elliott snapped a picture of the actor in full costume.

Is it just us, or would that be a great poster for The Al Pacino Story? For reference, here's what the real Spector looked like during his 2007 murder trial:

In younger, happier times he looked like this.

In other words, he never looked like Al Pacino.

* Correction: Salon editor Kerry Lauerman writes in: "Would you mind crediting Orlando Gomez? He's a very nice super in our building, who took the snap at our urging." Nice shooting, Orlando.


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