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Al Pacino gets rave reviews for Dr. Death role

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Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 10:56 [IST]

London (ANI): Hollywood actor Al Pacino has got accolades and praises for his role as the American pathologist and voluntary euthanasia follower Dr. Jack Kevorkian a.k.a. Dr. Death. The 81-year-old doctor, who claims to have assisted 130 patients to die, is the subject of a television movie called You Don't Know Jack.

The film, also starring Susan Sarandon, will be screened in the US on April 24, reports The Telegraph. Pacino said that he has not met Dr. Kevorkian but had a chat with him and seen his television footage.

"The real zealots are rare, they go out the window. That kind of commitment, I wanted to see what that was like. There are times when you want to meet the person you're playing. With Kevorkian, I just enveloped myself in the research. I see him as a doctor who cared for his patients. A sort-of 1960s revolutionary," said Pacino.

Right-to-die activist Dr Kevorkian was convicted of second degree homicide in 1999 and jailed in Michigan. He was released in 2007.

Topics: al pacino, jack kevorkian, you dont know jack, sandra bullock, brad pitt
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