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Images Of Al Pacino As Joe Paterno Released

Not only does Al Pacino have a lot in common with Joe Paterno — both are iconic Italian-Americans born in New York before the United States joined World War II with last names that differ by only a syllable — he also looks a lot like in him.

On Sunday, published an image of Pacino, who will play the all-time winningest college football coach in an upcoming HBO movie that will be directed by Barry Levinson. It’s the first look we’ve seen of Pacino’s portrayal of Paterno.

Photo: Marcell Rev | HBO

The former star of The Godfather and Scarface is seen in a “classic Joe” outfit, from his Nike pullover to his salt and pepper hair to his trademark Coke-bottle glasses. One strikingly noticeable aspect left out by the picture is Paterno’s signature rolled up khakis, perhaps his most recognizable wardrobe choice.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.


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