The actor has more than five decades of experience in the industry and has acted in renowned films like The Godfather parts 1, 2, and 3.
The famous person, who has battled mental illness for many years, hasn’t always found fame to be simple.
Pacino’s breakthrough performance in The Godfather earned him Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. However, as soon as the film was out and he was forced into the spotlight, Pacino’s mental state started to deteriorate.
At the time, struggling young actor Pacino was given the advice to just “adapt to his new environment” by director and actor Lee Strasberg, but Pacino agreed that it is not that simple.
Pacino said “I went through some trauma. I attended counseling five days a week for 25 years.”
The actor realized that the character he played in The Godfather II, Michael Corleone, had depression.
The same thing occurred when he portrayed an elderly actor in the film The Humbling who had an affair with a younger woman.
“The character is getting older and the sentiments he has for his work are becoming less available to him, so he attempts to compensate and gets a little off and confused and slips into a type of despair that reflects itself in his work,” the speaker added.
He claimed that he was initially lured to the part due to the character’s “tragic decline.”
The actor admitted that he has had challenges in the past, but lately stated that he feels “lucky” and “spared” for not having gone through the struggles that some of his fellow performers, tragically, have and continue to face.
During the Venice Film Festival, he said: “I might be depressed, but I don’t know about it.”
People sometimes suffer depression, which is awful, can last for a very long period and is really unpleasant.
“I am aware of it since I have previously, though not to the same extent, had symptoms that are comparable. I feel lucky and protected.”
The tragic demise of actor Robin Williams in 2014 raised questions about the actor’s mental health.
In the 1980s, Pacino made an effort to reduce his workload by appearing in fewer films.
When questioned about the time spent away from the camera, he responded, “It was good for me. I enjoyed it. The money actually runs out, though.”
The World Health Organization estimates that 5% of adults worldwide suffer from depression. That equates to almost 280 million people worldwide.
The majority of people who suffer from one of the most common mental health issues do not receive any therapy.
According to the NHS, everyone will experience some form of depression at some point in their lives. However, when the condition overtakes your life and makes it difficult for you to carry out daily duties, it becomes a problem.
There are numerous potential reasons for depression, just two of which are stress and adverse life events.
Furthermore, there are links between depression and physical health. For instance, a cardiovascular disease might cause depression.
After a diagnosis, doctors will describe the condition’s severity. Depression can range from mild to moderate to severe. The most severe kind of depression, making it practically impossible to function in daily life.
If you are worried about your mental health or the mental health of someone you know, see a doctor as soon as possible.