Pacino said he was delighted to receive lots of money and not have to do much:
I've always loved the theater and making films is good as well, but I never truly saw myself as a model. It's ridiculous. Who am I? I was never comfortable as a sex symbol. But now I'm stripping off for playboy and showing Mister Bojangles to the world. And now L'Oréal want to put my mush on their shampoo advert? Why the hell not!
Oh without a doubt. And I have to say this is all David [Mamet]'s doing. When I turned up and he showed me the various wigs, I was like woah, David. What the fuck! But then he explained that Phil Spector's dream was to one with the music and what is more one with the music than the microphone, ergo he wanted to become a microphone and that's what the hair was for. And I was there, dumbass that I am, thinking it just made me look like a complete asshole.For more on Al Pacino's Playboy photo shoot CLICK HERE.