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Who IS this familiar looking guy? It’s Al Pacino made up to resemble Phil Spector for his yet-untitled HBO movie. He probably has a whole room just for his wigs in this project because Spector’s coiffure changed radically over the years. We met the very scary Spector at a Christmas party back in the late 90’s at Joan Rivers’ house (he was dating her assistant) and he was very loud and bossy and guzzled creme de menthe. He made Joan rather nervous. But he did play the piano.


Posted by Janet on August 2, 2011

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  1. By Reta
    On August 2, 2011 at

    GAWD! Poor Joan! Must have been terrifying to look back and realize the freak killer had been in her house. Love Joan. Can you imagine the news if he had done in HER?!

    By the way, this does NOT look like Spector in any way shape or form other than the fright wig which anyone could don. Also the fact that both men are freakishly short, it just isn’t working. When I first heard he was going to do the role i knew it was going to be like this because Pacino does Pacino. Period. I’d like to see someone in the part who completely dissappears, like Philip Seymour Hoffman did when he played Capote.
    To me, this above pic is just pacino in a wig and some funny teeth.

  2. By Mona Garrett
    On August 2, 2011 at

    This HBO project purports that Spector was unjustly convicted—and that struggling “B-movie actress” (the term they always use to refer to her) Lana Clarkson committed suicide at Spector’s home.

    David Mamet is a stauch Spector supporter—and he’s the writer of the steaming pile screenplay.

    Al must think he owes Mamet a favor (Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” was one of Pacino’s best roles, ever).

    Or maybe he needs the cash.

    Or it could be that he’s just a jerk.

  3. By Mona Garrett
    On August 2, 2011 at

    “staunch” egads.

  4. By mistechal
    On August 2, 2011 at

    Just took a fresh look at your web photo , Janet, and coming from another lady of your time, you sure look good. Very pretty. ( And no, I am not gay,but an artist who is probably close in age, but appreciates a beautiful woman.)

  5. By Muffin
    On August 2, 2011 at

    Al Pacino, even with a shit load of makeup, could never, ever be as ugly as Phil Spector!! That man is one of the most hideous looking men I have ever seen.

  6. By Reta
    On August 2, 2011 at

    Muffin: just what I was saying!Piss poor casting if you want “reality”.

    And Mona, very very interesting info, all the more reason NOT to watch this fiasco. He was CONVICTED for Godsake! Putting that lovely woman who that freak murdered on trial all over again sickens me and really makes me wonder if Pacino has lost his mind along with his dyed hair!

  7. By the captain
    On August 2, 2011 at

    this will boost the number of alcoholics in america, folks!!

  8. By dimes
    On August 2, 2011 at

    Wonder if they asked to rent Phil’s wigs.

  9. By Strom
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Resembles Tiny Tim more than Spector. Yid Phil had his ass kissed for years by people who were looking for fame,,,this led to his meglo complex and cost the life of the girl who was also looking for fame. Says a lot.

  10. By yoyo
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Spector may have been a genius producer, however, he always looked unhinged with his crazy eyes & obsessive behavior. I’m sure Ronnie’s taking a few secrets to the grave.

  11. By Denise
    On August 3, 2011 at

    He must have been quite the guest if he made Joan Rivers nervous.

  12. By CoCo
    On August 3, 2011 at

    There’s a lot of stereotyping going on here:
    -being a B movie actress is not a failure (unless you are striving to be an A list star). I would consider being a working B list actor a good career. Who knows what Lana thought?!
    -Spector’s guilt as a murderer does not determine Clarkson’s character. She may or may not have been “that lovely woman” as Reta calls her.
    -even if it was a suicide, not a murder, does that make Phil a good guy? an innocent? I don’t think so.

  13. By dimes
    On August 3, 2011 at

    The suicide angle never made any sense to me. Why would you shoot yourself sitting in the foyer of some stranger’s house?

  14. By Patrick
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Phil exhibits classic bi-polar syndrome. Very up/very down. That with extreme narcisissism and megalomania coupled with a Napoleonic complex. Also an inability to feel empathy leans him toward a psychopathic personality. He is a real bag of snakes.
    Guzzling Creme De Menthe? Egads!
    Janet should have accidentally nudged him off a steep staircase at Joan’s.

  15. By Say Something Nice
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Consolation: Right this minute Phil’s bushy side ‘fro is being used to scrub toilets somewhere in a California cellblock.

    And Phil ain’t happy! 🙂

  16. He is just a little man but He has a Big sound in Music and He has made History with his music and that is something that should never go to waste and that is something…He should be doing for the rest of his life and no matter what twist and turns and frustration and Heartache he has been throw this is something that has torched the world on so many levels!!!His Music has every one dancing from year to year and it moves and it grooves and it is a part of History and there will never be another Phil Spector in this world and so good luck and I Wish you will Sir.

  17. By Patrick
    On August 3, 2011 at

    Remarkably lucid today aren’t we, Casonia.
    REta, it must hurt no longer being the nuttiest girl on Janet Charlton’s Hollywood.
    How the mighty have fallen.

  18. By Walt Cliff
    On August 3, 2011 at

    @Say Something Nice

    LOL! 🙂

  19. By Reta
    On August 3, 2011 at

    You know what Patrick, get off my ass.

    And I have decided to not only no longer comment on dear loony “Casonia” because first of all I don’t think her posts are real, but this leads me to also add I will no longer read them either. I shall skip them just as I have been skipping Gerard’s and strom’s or late. Saves a lot of stress and frustration trying to figure out why some people just can’t get their shit together. I may have to put Patrick on the list soon too, or just quit coming here altogether. Why play in the sandbox if it’s all full of peopleshit?

  20. By Mona Garrett
    On August 3, 2011 at

    C’mon, Reta—Patrick’s occasional pulling of your pigtails is his roundabout way of saying he likes you. 😉

    And based on some your ripostes in return, I’d say you can more than hold your own. Hope you stick around.

    Besides, dear Walt has been located—safe and sound—so we’re celebrating! (Coffee and cheesecake in the Break Room 🙂 )

  21. By Jayjay
    On August 4, 2011 at

    I would LOVE reta to never come back to this site! Take your crazy somewhere else, you mean and bitter woman! (well at least Im assuming your a woman, but whatever). Does anyone even benefit from trading her comments?

  22. By Casonia Sade Logenberry aka Lydia Anne Kelly
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Maybe he should go to hair club for men instead of spending all his money on wigs all the time. Very good music and a real joy director of all time.

  23. By Hedwig "Hedy" Mannerly
    On August 4, 2011 at

    I’m with Casonia on this one! Grammy-winning Phil Spector is a national treasure!

    Or should we refer to him as “Tyrone’s Bitch”—as he is more commonly known today?

  24. By Patrick
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Re:Mona Garret about REta.
    True dat REta. Any girl who ran an antique store is interesting to me. I collect unique and interesting pieces and we would have a lot to talk about. And I especially relish the lovely ‘silver’ pieces. Wink, wink say no more. Don’t split, you’re my favourite person.
    But Casonia has quickly taken over as our most colourful poster.

  25. By Chicagoland
    On August 4, 2011 at

    Don’t abandon ship, Reta!

    Patrick is harmless, very funny, and don’t forget, “a practicing couch odoramist!” 😉

  26. By Walt Cliff
    On August 4, 2011 at

    I love it when Reta & Patrick zing each other. That’s one of my favorite things about this site……aside from the great gossip! lol 🙂


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