One of Hollywood’s most well-known performers is Al Pacino. The actor has been in the industry for more than 50 years and appeared in legendary movies like The Godfather Parts 1, 2, and 3. The famous person, who has long struggled with mental illness, has not always found fame to be simple.
Pacino received nominations for both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for his ground-breaking work in The Godfather. After the movie was released and he was thrust into the limelight, Pacino’s mental state started to deteriorate.
Actor and director Lee Strasberg gave the struggling young actor advice to “adjust to his new existence” at the time.
Pacino acknowledged that it is not that easy, though.
I went through some crap,” Pacino admitted on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. For 25 years, I attended counselling five days per week.
The actor admitted that Michael Corleone, who he played in The Godfather II, had depression.
In The Humbling, when he portrayed an elderly actor who had an affair with a younger woman, the same thing occurred.
The author said, “As the character ages, the feelings he has for his work become less accessible to him. In an effort to make up for this, he becomes a little off and confused and slides into a form of melancholy that reflects itself in his work. He claimed that the character’s “tragic breakdown” was what initially attracted him to the position.
Despite acknowledging that he has experienced difficulties in the past, the actor recently said that he feels “fortunate” and “spared” for not having encountered the difficulties that some of his fellow performers regrettably did and still do.
He admitted, “I might be depressed, although I’m not sure about that,” during the Venice Film Festival.
People experience depression, which is terrible, can endure for a very long time, and is really miserable.
“I am aware of that because I have had similar symptoms in the past, but not to the same degree,” I believe that being spared and being fortunate both apply to me.
After Robin Williams’ sad suicide in 2014, concerns about the actor’s mental health arose.
In the 1980s, Pacino made an effort to lighten his burden by acting in very few movies. In response to a question about his time away from the camera, he said, “It was good for me. It caught my attention.
The World Health Organization estimates that 5% of adults globally experience depression. That is roughly 280 million people over the world.
The condition is one of the main causes of disability worldwide and can result in suicide.
One of the most widespread mental health conditions, the majority of those affected do not receive treatment.
Everyone will experience sadness at some point in their lives, according to the NHS, but when the condition controls your life and prevents you from carrying out daily tasks, it becomes a problem.
Just two of the numerous potential causes of depression are stress and traumatic experiences. Additionally, there are connections between depression and physical health. Heart problems, for instance, can result in depression.
According to the NHS, depressive symptoms might include the following:
- Persistent sadness or depression
- Being helpless and helpless-minded
- I am moved to tears by sentiments of regret, resentment, and intolerance toward others because I have a low self-esteem.
- An absence of enthusiasm or drive for activities
- Having trouble making choices
- Lacking enjoyment in life
- Apprehension or worry about hurting or killing oneself.
- Additional physical signs include:
- Slurred speech or slower than usual movement changes in weight or appetite (usually decreased, but sometimes increased)
- Unexpected pains and aches
- Inadequate energy
- Bad quality drive (loss of libido)
- Modifications to the menstrual cycle
- Having trouble falling asleep or getting up earlier than normal in the morning are two examples of sleep disturbances.
- A person may avoid acquaintances or ignore interests and hobbies as a result of the disorder’s poor social effects.
Doctors will describe the severity of the ailment after making a diagnosis. Depression can range in severity from minor to severe. The most severe type of depression, making navigating daily life nearly hard.
Consult a doctor as soon as possible if you are concerned about your mental health or the mental health of someone you know. The Samaritans can be called at 116 123 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if someone is having suicidal thoughts.