Al Pacino

Famous American actor Al Pacino refuses to take part in a play for moral reasons. The author of the book on which it is based was a supporter of the Nazi regime.

Actor Al Pacino, best known for his role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather movie series, has dropped out of a stage adaptation of the novel Hunger due to the writer’s strong support for Adolf Hitler, according to The Telegraph.

Pacino signed on to narrate the play being produced by the Aveny-T theatre in Copenhagen. He dropped out of the play at the last minute because “he couldn’t come to terms with Knut Hamsun’s support for the German occupation and Nazism,” said Jon Stephensen, manager of Aveny-T.

Hamsun, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920, became an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler’s Nazi regime in his 70s and 80s and praised the occupation of Norway during the Second World War. Hamsun is rumored to have sent Germany’s minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels his Nobel Prize medal as a gift to gain an audience with Adolf Hitler.

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