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Al Pacino’s Visit to Borough Park

Pacino talking in a husky smokers accent, Pacino accepting an Oscar… Pacino shuckling in the back of a Hasidic shul in Brooklyn? Definitely, not something you’d expect.

But the actor was spotted in Brooklyn Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood davening and eating cheesecake early last week, according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s blog. Pacino was reportedly preparing for his upcoming role as the controversial Jewish character Shylock in the Merchant of Venice, which will be performed at Shakespeare in the Park this summer.

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