Al Pacino, 72, has been with his 33 yo girlfriend for about 3 years: did you know this?

Many of you have mentioned the double standard when it comes to extreme age differences in celebrity couples. (Where, let’s face it, the older person is the famous/incredibly wealthy party.) Like it’s seen as somewhat acceptable for an older dude to date a much younger woman, but when a female celebrity does the same thing and gets herself a boy toy (see: Madonna, Ellen Barkin) we call them “Cougars” and make a bigger deal out of it. Personally I just think we do that because it’s rarer to see, and we hold women to a higher standard than men. We put ourselves in their shoes and think “no way could I have much in common with a guy 20 years younger, but the sex must be great.” I used Ellen and Madonna as examples, as they both are/were in long term relationships with men 30 years their junior. (I think Ellen and her man have since broken up and who knows about Madonna and Brahim.)

Thirty years is a huge age difference of course, but what about forty? Al Pacino, 72, has been dating a 33 year-old woman, an Argentinian actress named Lucila Solá, for around three years that we know of. I found photos of them together for the first time on a red carpet back in April, 2010. I follow gossip slavishly and while I’ll admit to not paying much attention to Al Pacino this is the first time I’ve heard of this! Consider Ellen Barkin, 58, who earned tabloid headlines about her mid-20s boyfriend a couple of years ago. All this time Al Pacino has been dating someone who could be his granddaughter and I didn’t realize until The Daily Mail pointed it out. They made the age difference their headline but they don’t make a big deal out of it, they were practically patting Pacino on the back. These two were at the premiere of “Phil Spector,” the HBO movie based on the true story of the eccentric music producer/murderer, in which Pacino stars. As The Mail mentions, Helen Mirren co-stars, but she wasn’t at the premiere with her sassy hair. Boo! She was probably in London due to the play she’s starring in.

Al Pacino is certainly in remarkable shape for a man of 72.

And one of the reasons why was apparent when he showed off his much younger girlfriend Lucila Sola at the premiere of Phil Spector in New York on Wednesday.

The dapper Godfather star looked jubilant as he joked with the beauty, who is 40 years younger than him, on the red carpet.

The pair were the stars of the night at the debut showing of the controversial new HBO film.

However his 33-year-old lover was not the only beautiful woman who turned up for the exciting event.

Girls star Allison Williams, 25, also looked in fine figure in a lace detailed black dress, while The Good Wife favourite Christine Baranski, 60, daringly twinned a leopard print dress with a dark coloured cardigan

One big name who was conspicuous by her absence was Helen Mirren, who is the leading actress in the movie.

[From The Daily Mail]

Pacino is 5 years older than my dad and his girlfriend is around that many years younger than me (I’m not giving specifics!) so yes I think this is a huge age difference. At least she’s not mid 20s but still. If this were the age different between a female celebrity and her boyfriend you could bet we would be hearing about it.

We don’t have photos from that specific event, (you can see them at the Daily Mail) but here are photos of Al and Sofia at the Goldene Kamera awards in Berlin last month. In the other red carpet photos they’re shown in September, 2011 and August, 2010. See – they’ve been together a long time! No biggie to the gossip press, or maybe I just don’t pay enough attention. (I read three gossip magazines every week!)

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  1. lori says:

    Beverly D’Angelo has got to be pi$$ed about this.

    • j.eyre says:

      More to the point, does this mean Beverly D’Angelo is single? ‘Cause that is one sexy lady there. She and I are only 17 years apart – that wouldn’t be gross, would it?

  2. flor says:

    I did because she’s from my country and she’s a famewhore. She’s only known for dating Al Pacino and has made a career out of it. Now she fronts campaigns and every month is in a new magazine talking about him.

    Also, I’m bitter because Al is my celebrity crush.

    • V4Real says:

      She looks like a young Gina Davis in some of those pics.

      • gg says:

        Except with a bunch of silicone pads stuffed into her face.

        I’ll never understand why somebody barely out of their 20s wants to do the full monty on their face.

        I’m looking at you, Llama del Meh.

  3. marie says:

    I thought it was his daughter, whoops

  4. aims says:

    He’s a brilliant actor, but holy hell he looks gross here. He looks like a slime ball.

    • Launicaangelina says:

      Lol! He was a hottie back in the day but I have to agree, he’s not looking so good.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      I agree, he also looks greasy. I could never see myself dating a much younger man (in my case he would be a teenager) but I also could not see myself with a much much older guy. I mean 40 years is a huge gap,obviously in this case he is a rich and famous actor so I can see why she would date him, but still so gross. The most I could do at this point is 10 years, I think that’s fine, any older and it’s weird and creepy.

      • Me Three says:

        I get what you’re saying–you can see why she’s with him– but, as a woman, it just makes me sad. I just don’t get why all these young women are willing to go with these guys who could be their daddy or even grandpa. I know it’s because the guys are rich and famous. How sad for the girls that that is enough for them to accommodate these old men.

        And even sadder is I think the Alecs, Kelseys, Clooneys, and all the other rich and famous guys who hook up with these girls really believe the girls like them. Guess I’m making assumptions but it’s gross.

      • MaiGirl says:

        Add me to the choir, ladies! Besides completely agreeing with what you both said, I think that even though Cindy Crawford’s take on her break up with Richard Gere over their age difference was weirdly-times and maybe self-serving, her point about allowing herself to be controlled/influenced in her twenties because she was still figuring herself out is a TOTALLY valid point. Some of the women I know who are with much older men live HIS life, not theirs, because he is older, more established, and more settled in his personality. They got with the old guy before they really knew who they were, and never had a chance to really develop independently. And honestly, many of them look older than they are after a while. I honestly think being with someone much older can age you faster.

        I also secretly hope someone plays an April Fool’s trick and makes one of these May/December couples in “love” appear to lose all their money for a month or so. It would be DELICIOUS to see how (not) devoted these wives would be if the money wasn’t there to make “aged” appear “distinguished!” 😀

    • T.Fanty says:

      He really does look like he belongs at a cheap Euro-disco.

  5. Arock says:

    That has to be a kooky laundry day, an Argentinian model and Al Pacino wandering around, collecting socks.
    Side note- 33? Right….

    • Agnes says:

      Yeah, I also thought “33”. Ha!

    • Lari says:

      Ya…she does not look 33…43 maybe but I would never have thought she was in her 30’s! EVER!

      • Yuck! says:

        DIDO! She cannot be my age. She’s aged from all the surgery Latin American women endure. They start from a very young age… God, I cannot imagine myself with an old man..disgusting!

    • mushroom says:

      She sure does look much older! But she’s VERY skinny too so who knows…

  6. Ms Kay says:

    Well… I tend to think that nowadays in the celeb world, it’s difficult to see a young woman getting together with a much older man and claim she is with him in the name of love… not that it’s impossible, but I think difficult… People are ambitious. I personally wouldn’t go for Pacino, but hell yes would love to keep him around as a friend and yes good PR purposes as well.

    • OhDear says:

      Especially since the women in these relationships tend to be relatively unknown and/or z-listers while the man is more often than not rich and famous.

      These men, though, seem unable to relate to a woman their own age/accomplishments.

      • gg says:

        Oh, I think they can relate to and even really enjoy being friends with a woman closer to their age. BUT here’s where superficiality and looking like the winner of a trophy TO OTHER MEN so they can be jealous and clap him on the back, wins out over common sense and camaraderie and marrying your best friend. Shallow.

        The reason women are held to a higher standard is they are usually smarter than that! lol Usually.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Did I know this? No, no I didn’t.

  8. Ann says:

    Gawd he looks awful. They’re not in a “relationship”. She’s using his fame to get exposure and make a career of it after she dumps him. I don’t think women fall in “love” with men several decades their senior.

    • LadyJane says:

      You know what? He isn’t wandering around in ridiculous blue tinted glasses all the time (hey Brad Pitt! Hey Johnny Depp!). And he looks great for 70-odd. Yes he looks old but he IS old.

      And you can’t fall in love someone decades older than you? Really? How do you know? People are attractive for many different reasons and power can be one of them. It is impossible to judge 2 people’s dynamic and say they can’t be in love just because they aren’t in the same age bracket. Free yo’ mind!

      • Ann says:

        No, women don’t fall “in love” with men who are decades older than them unless there is something in it for them: money, fame, career advancement, social networking, etc. Call it “love” if you like but you know it isn’t. No one would say a 33 year old man falls “in love” with a 70 year old woman and the reverse is true as well. I’ve never seen a 70 year old plumber who has had a 33 year “fall in love” with him.

      • LadyJane says:

        Just because you haven’t experienced it or observed it doesn’t mean it can’t happen. I am around 33 and I could certainly go for a 70 year old plumber if he struck my fancy. I mean I am sure Al likes seeing her per posterior while she wanders around in her knickers and she likes being on the arm of a genuine hollywood legend. Does that mean they can’t love each other too? I don’t know. And neither do you.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        I would venture a guess and say that regardless of the rationalisations, someone refuses to look death in the face. What better way than to consume youth and pretend you’re 20 (with Viagra)?

  9. sunnyinseattle says:

    He is not good looking, but for 70’s he looks to be in good health. Still, that is disgusting. Sorry man or woman. Disgusting 🙂

  10. Kiddo says:

    He creeps me out and too much of his acting is yelling and it is over the top.

    • V4Real says:

      “Cause she had a great ass”

      Sorry couldn’t resist. Everytime I see a pic of Al I think about that line from the movie “Heat”

  11. says:

    He has the nastiest nails ever (you can’t see them here).

  12. lucy2 says:

    That is a huge age difference. How can they want the same things out of life right now? I’m guessing she’s looking for fame and a bigger career?

  13. Pants says:

    Maybe I have a different attitude because my parents had a 22+ year age gap, but I’m just kind of indifferent. I couldn’t do it, but I figure if you’re talking about a case of two consenting adults, c’est la vie.

  14. T.Fanty says:

    He looks like seven shades of hell, but he also does look very happy. I suppose that if the “used” party is also getting something out of it, there’s really not much reason to be offended. She’s very pretty and got a great figure – I’m sure he’s not there because of her personality, either.

  15. GeeMoney says:

    He’s awesome and all… but dude, get someone closer to your age already!

  16. Jayna says:

    He’s just old. I just couldn’t get naked with him for a million dollars. Plus, he rambles all over the place. He would exhaust me.

    Twelve years younger (Age 60 compared to Al at 72) Liam Neeson is the only one I swoon to as a much older man attraction. But he honestly looks 17 years younger than Al and tall, broad-shouldered, and robust looking, not shrunken. But even Liam at 72, no thanks.

  17. sirsnarksalot says:

    That (and he) is grotesque. I’m as embarrassed for him as I was for Demi Moore when she was spaz dancing all over Art Basel. He WAS a good actor, now he is a shaddow of himself with a bad dye job and shout acting. This just proves how vain and unintelligent he is.

    • flor says:

      You are confusing him with De Niro.

      I will never forgive him for that Adam Sandler movie but Al Pacino has been doing great work in theater and TV. He takes movies for the money but his heart is in theater. His performance in YOU DON’T KNOW JACK is one of his finest.

      • sirsnarksalot says:

        Ugh, De Niro. I love his old stuff, and I give him props for being married to someone age appropriate but he has definitely been phoning it in for ages. When he was “promoting” the last Fockers movie (proof right there he looks for paychecks not quality) he was on Letterman (?) and just refused to engage. He made Dustin Hoffman carry the whole interview. Now Hoffman is a great guy who is still doing great work. Love him. And also, not surprisingly, is still married to a his wife of many, many years.

  18. Agnes says:

    Gross. I assume she’s some sort of a gold/fame digger? And he’s just an old famous dude trying to get laid.

    • flor says:

      This is exactly the case. She has zero talent and has nothing going on besides being Pacino’s girlfriend.

  19. Gine says:

    Ick. I mean, they’re adults who can do whatever they want and the arrangement obviously works for them, but…ick. I wonder if she ever feels like a nursing home attendant.

  20. My Eyes says:

    Oh Al, he – so cute and cuddly and she,
    an opportunist.
    Look at her claw on his shoulder.

  21. i'm french don't kill me says:

    Al ,come in France! i’m the twin of your fiancée(really)! and i’m not a famewhore! and i speak french!

  22. Mar says:

    I think he looks great for his age- and she looks older then 33- more like 39

  23. lady mary. says:

    i hope we dont get to seee Leo or Clooney doing this in the future !

  24. Sugar says:

    I can’t seem to say his name w/o going all Tony Manero. AaaL Pa-Cheee-No is looking good for his age but I base this on my dad who is a few years older & has to my knowledge never botoxed-rock on Dad.

  25. Joanna says:

    it doesn’t bother me. two consenting adults, both getting something out of it. i’m sure he’s not dumb enough to think she’s in it for love. personally, i could never do it, but hey, if it works for them, whatever. although, seriously, between elin, kim k, and this chick, i guess laying on your back does pay off. hmm, maybe i should consider it, lot less hard work, more pay, hmm, but no benefits, lol.

  26. delia says:

    I love Pacino and yes I would, once, you naughty girls, just to live out my Michael Corleone fantasy. But an ongoing sexual relationship with a man 40 years older definitely screams goldigger to me. However, she is gorgeous, he looks pretty good for 72, (at least on the red carpet), they’ve been together 3 years and they still look like they’re happy and having lots of fun. Maybe it’s mostly companionship with a trophy girlfriend. I just can’t say mean things about Al.

    Double standard? Whatever do you mean? Why just the other day that actress, can’t think of her name, was papped with her 40 year younger husband, can’t think of his name either, and nobody said anything. Right? Oh wait, it’s the damn Nyquil hallucinations again!

    • MaiGirl says:

      I know you not, delia, but I love you so much for this clever comment! Well played.

  27. vixo says:

    He used to be so handsome, what happened to you , Al? It’s not just aging, probably bad face lift and awful haircut.

    • bluecalling says:

      i think its the tan, the wind-blown hair, and age…

      many of us will look old when we are old.

      that is why when you are old you should look good at being old. most stars try to look young at being old and that does not work (whether with clothes, facelift, makeup, or arm piece).

  28. Really? says:

    What’s gross to me is the image i have in my mind of his age when she was born…can you imagine being over 40, holding a baby and saying “one day, it’s you and me kid???”


    • A says:

      Oh my, oh no no no no *deeply disturbing*

      I will always find men (and women, but let’s face it, it’s rare) like this sick and creepy.
      I lose respect for people like this. What the F is wrong with them?!

  29. Legal Annie says:

    I am a 34 year old woman and still find Robert Duvall to be sexy.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I was just about to comment on Robert Duvall! He is 41 years older than his wife Luciana & they tango together beautifully.

      I don’t care how many years separate people when it’s really love. Good for them if they’re happy.

      And I don’t get the Pacino-dissing. This man is a great, great actor & has been for decades. So he’s not looking so good now—well, someday we will be 72-too.

  30. pzc says:

    I guess it’s not too late for me and Christopher Walken then.

  31. Happy21 says:

    When I was a teenager I was in LOVE with Al Pacino and I thought as if. Now, I see that I could really have been a contender 😉

    I’m 35 now so that would have been possible. Damn it!

  32. Miss M says:

    I wish I did not know this…She is my age? I couldn’t and I can’t see myself dating someone around my grandfather’s age.

  33. Gemini08 says:

    Let’s be real here: There IS a difference between a man dating a younger woman and a woman dating a younger man. Men are forever boys inside – no matter what their age. Women on the other hand at 40 and over are leaps and bounds more mature than their male counterparts. A woman dating a much younger man is like dating a school boy! Besides sex what could a 20-something guy truly offer a 40-something woman?? All that being said- this is gross! There are age differences and their there are age differences!

  34. MavenTheFirst says:

    I am sure he knows he is loved for himself. :rolls eyes:

  35. Helvetica says:

    I am almost the same age as her and would not date a 72 year old man. What could we possibly have in common? Plus imagining sex with someone that old is… gross. Yes, I am shallow. No, I don’t care.

    Looove her first and second dresses pictured.

  36. Rita S. says:

    Well, my boyfriend’s about the same age difference with me too and he’s not rich or famous, but he is good looking for his age, and we are in love. We of course have our differences, but it doesn’t seem to be a big deal so far. So I don’t know about these two, but I can assure you it is possible to be with someone much older and love them. 🙂

  37. Peanut says:

    40 years is just gross. And this is coming from a woman who’s married to a guy 11 years my senior. So it’s not like I have a big problem with age differences.

  38. rachel says:

    Eh- good for them.

    I am sure he enjoys having this lovely young thing- its not illegal, and society affords him this luxury. Admirable? Whatever.

    As for her? Fine. Is she a gold digger? I am sure his money is a factor. As has been pointed out, these disparities are rarer in cases where the older one doesn’t have alot of bucks and/or power. But I can’t get inside her head. I think reactions to power, fame, money, cachet could all get mixed up, inextricably entwined with feeling of genuine attachment. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be pure craven. We are human.

    My issue is the way we (media, society, etc) treat these disparities differently according to gender of the older member, as is suggested by the post. Its accepted if not expected from older men, yet considered eyebrow raising in older women. And I think this is because our society lets men age, even get a reasonable amount of jowls and moobs and paunches, but women are considered DONE when they are old and no longer hot, or old and obviously very soon to be no longer hot. A women’s value is still tied to how many people would still hit it– irrespective of money, power, talent, past stardom. And this is why it seems weird to the masses when older woman go for a younger dude, and why that is considered a temporary (cougar) hook up and definitely not a lasting partnership. Because she has an expiration date that trumps all of her other assets. And that is a bummer.

    • Alexa says:

      So true, Rachel! And it totally sucks! That is why I get sad and angry when people pick on someone like Demi after her marriage with a younger guy doesn’t work out – saying, “What did you expect?” Well – she expected someone who promised fidelity to remain faithful . . . as she should!

  39. s says:

    he’s my dad’s age and I’m her age. and my dad was an old dad. that’s just so gross. anyway, I think she’s really gorgeous, FWIW. Argentine women are stunning.

  40. elild says:

    one of the sweetest, most charismatic men i know is near eighty (he wont admit his age). he;s beautiful, blue eyed, and a sicilian. he is a life long dance teacher so he is very fit. he often has a girlfriend of forty or perhaps younger. lucky woman, i say.

  41. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Gross, but they are both adults.

  42. Cazzie says:

    They look like they deserve each other.

    And to think that in the Seventies, Al Pacino was an *incredibly* good-looking man….wow. Time is a thief.

    • Christina says:

      Yup. Pacino as Michael Corleone was disturbingly beautiful. Obviously, you’d have to be daft to expect a man to look the same at 72 as he did at 32, but Pacino started ageing badly from his 40s onwards.

      As for this woman. She doesn’t look beautiful to me… just weird in that plastic way so many Hollywood women look. And I kind of doubt she’s only 33. Looks way older than that to me, but then, plastic surgery can so distort your features that it’s impossible to say.

  43. Nancy says:


  44. Wolfie says:

    Lucila cheated Al Pacino with Luis Miguel last year. She is a back up singer on Luis Miguel´s shows

  45. Mandy says:

    I’ve got to throw some side eye here. I’m not so sure she’s 33. I’m 32 and feel that I look much younger than her. Just sayin’.

  46. Adrien says:

    He’s playing producer, Phil Spector. Al’s girl reminds me of Phil’s very young wife. Anyway, his girlfriend looks like Sofia Vergara.

  47. Aud says:

    Money is to ‘love’ as collagen is to lips…

  48. jaye says:

    God bless them both, but I just don’t think I could get even remotely turned on by someone old enough to be my pop-pop.

  49. Maritza says:

    She is really beautiful but I bet she is just a gold digger. Al Pacino looks way to old for her, besides the money and fame I don’t see what else she sees in him.

  50. Dee says:

    I would go with Serpico as Al’s hottest. That beard, so hot. He had a great beard face…