Al Pacino smashed his iPhone in a restaurant because he got angry at Siri

Al Pacino

This is just a fun story that I got a kick out of reading, and hopefully, you will too. I love Al Pacino so much — or, at least, I adore the idea of Al Pacino in his former life when he was an actor who didn’t sign up for absolutely any movie he was offered. But the new Pacino is somewhat noteworthy too for the hilarity involved with his weird-ass scarf obsession. Seriously, I give Russell Brand and Johnny Depp a tough time for their careful reliance upon scarves, but Pacino has them both beat as far as his embarrassing selection goes. Peace signs, really? Dude.

Anyway, this week’s issue of the Enquirer has a tiny story in the gossip section about how Pacino threw a screaming fit at his iPhone because the Siri app kept messing with him. Then his buddy Christopher Walken (speaking of guys have devolved into bad movie mavens) got worried about Al until he realized that his friend was not fighting with an actual person. Here’s the story:

Christopher Walken

Al Pacino and Christopher Walken were unching at LA’s Brite Spot eatery when Al visited the men’s room — and moments later Walken heard loud pounding — and his pal screaming profanities! Rushing in, he found Al furiously stomping his Smartphone — smashing it into pieces! “Smart phone, my ass,” Pacino was bllowing. Said an eyewitness: “Al had been trying to use the so-called ‘Siri’ feature on his iPhone, but the automated voice kept giving him wrong information. Angrily eyeballing his shattered phone, Pacino snarled, “That’s the last time that f***ing witch speaks to me!'” Exiting the john, the stars got strange stares as they headed to their table. Cracked Walken to the waitress: “And people think I’m the crazy one!”

[From Enquirer, print edition, July 8, 2013]

I believe this story mostly because Pacino seems like the type to grumble over the new-fangled technology available to “kids these days” (maybe he should ask his 33-year-old girlfriend for a tutorial). Still, doesn’t it seem strange that Pacino was consulting Siri … in the bathroom? When I think of Al Pacino in the bathroom, I immediately recall the iconic scene in The Godfather where Michael Corleone left the men’s room and (SPOILER ALERT – ha!) shooting Virgil Sollozo and Captain McCluskey. Now Pacino is shouting at Siri in the bathroom. Damn.

Al Pacino

Christopher Walken

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  1. marie says:

    ha ha ha, I can definitely see this happening..

  2. Beth says:

    This is so funny. I want to be at lunch when Pacino and Walken waltz in. The best I’ve ever got was Drew Barrymore, which is actually pretty awesome.

  3. ds says:

    Funny… but my God do I love Christopher Walken.

    • Rachel says:

      Me too. Do not cast aspersions on Christopher Walken, Bedhead!

      As for Siri, there are times I’ve wanted to drop kick her ass also.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    I can believe this too, except somehow I doubt Walken would say that about being thought of as the crazy one. I don’t think he’d find anything crazy about what Al did!

  5. Kaboom says:

    The fun part is where you hear Walken’s voice in your head saying “And people think -I- am the crazy one.”

  6. Nashville Girl says:

    A colleague and I walked into an event yesterday hysterically laughing as Siri told us that turning her off was outside her functionality. “She” really can be annoying.

    • Ellie says:

      She can say annoying stuff, but she only speaks when spoken to! I thought I’d hate her but she’s really useful—and sometimes accidentally hilarious.

    • j.eyre says:

      Siri is a little b!tch and a homewrecker. Mr. Rochester will ask her a calculus equation while chewing on a sandwich underwater and she will say “Yes, Edward – I will be happy to solve that for you. Just a moment, Eddie.” And if I ask her to to play the ABC song, in a well enunciated, steady voice, she’s say, “I’m sorry Jane, I can’t understand you.”

      I swear one time she said “You’ll be out soon, Jane.”

    • anon33 says:

      LMAO I hate Siri. Half the time when I try to use her, I end up telling her to eff off, and she says “That’s not very nice, anon33.”

  7. Arock says:

    This happened, my heart just knows it. Omg, I wish they would make a reality show just following these two around on mundane daily business- trips to CVS, dr appt, meeting for coffee with their friends. OR they could film an ironic version a la Steinbeck meets The Simple Life.

    • Gia says:

      This is a brilliant idea! It combines my 3 favourite things: reality tv, old people and famous people. If someone out there with any kind of ‘power’ is reading this… make it happen!

  8. princesslizabeth says:

    Oh, to be at that lunch.

  9. DanaG says:

    That would off been so funny and it does make Christopher Walken look like the saner of the two and that isn’t easy. LOL I love Al Pacino always have always will.

  10. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    LMAAAAAAAAAO!! Blood pressure high.
    Keep calm, Al Pacino. SO much of anger is not good for your health at this age.

  11. Hannah says:

    Please somebody film a reenactment of this for youtube!!

  12. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Pacino can do no wrong in my eyes, he’s one of the few super famous actors who impressed me in person. I lived in New York for awhile, became a bit casual/blase about not losing it when I saw actors, until one day I saw Al Pacino filming on the street – he said “Hello!” to my friend and I (she was visiting and had never seen a famous person in her life, she just about connipted). As did I, totally classy dude. Maybe he was just having a good day, maybe he was hitting on two young girls, who knows, he was awesome though. And I never say this about anyone but he looked better in person.

  13. Shelley says:

    *Sigh* Al Pacino used to be so yummy!! He could still get it tho’ 🙂

  14. mkyarwood says:

    Easy there, grampa, she’s not real.

  15. Lucybelle says:

    I feel like doing this sometimes! I don’t know if I haven’t spent enough time talking to her or what, but Siri never seems to know what I am saying. Makes me want to throw her out the window.

    On another note, WHY does the National Enquirer always use so many exclamation points? I mean I know it’s not the Wall Street Journal or anything but all the !!! really drive me crazy.

  16. Leah says:

    The godfather, serpico, dog day afternoon. I will always love al pachino forever and ever.

  17. aenflex says:

    I’m glad these two are friends. They are both sublimely bad ass.

  18. Shelly says:

    Hahahahaha! BEST HEADLINE EVER!! That Siri is a bitch! She can never understand me and directs me to random websites! GO AL!

  19. user00005 says:

    Bedhead, those are not ‘peace signs’ on that black silk scarf. It is the logo of Italian design house ‘GIORGIO ARMANI’ made into a pattern. 1000% sure.

  20. Beatriz says:

    I don’t care what he does, I love me some Pacino 😀

  21. Turtle Dove says:

    I can’t be the only one who is wistful because these two legends are advancing in years.

  22. Sachi says:

    Awesome. 😀

    And Al Pacino and Christopher Walken can be in any bad movie they want. They’re at the point in their careers when they should be able to choose projects just for sh*ts and giggles.

    I’ve never had an iPhone but seeing the commercials was enough to discourage me from getting it. That “Siri” voice reminds me of the time when I still had a Pay as You Go (Canadians will know what I’m talking about :D) cellphone and the automated voice could never understand what I was trying to say.

    • tessy says:

      I remember Melanie very well, she drove me nuts too. I still have pay as you go but now I have it deducted off my credit card every month. I kept losing all my minutes by being late. Shows how much I use my old clunker cell phone. In fact when I saw the title of this I thought Siri was Pachino’s girlfriend. 🙂

  23. Denise says:

    In Al’s defence, those aren’t peace signs on his scarf, they’re logos but I can’t recall for what. Still, it does look cheap! I love that he thought enough to accessorise but never thought to iron out the creases from it being folded!

  24. Pandy says:

    I don’t believe it. They were seated close enough to the washroom that C Walken overheard Pacino freaking out and went in to see what was happening? Don’t buy it.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Then you’ve forgotten how loud an actor can talk! Christopher Walken is great, he was one of the best Inside the Actor’s Studio Interviews I remember, especially for the questionnaire part. His favorite word? “Lunch”. His favorite swear word? (milking coy reply): “Darn”. The audience cracked up.