Letterman Top 10 from 9/11/08

Last night’s “Top Ten” list was “Top Ten Reasons I Like Being An Actor.”  The list was presented on-stage by actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, who are currently starring in Overture Film’s “Righteous Kill,” whiich opens today (“Late Show,” CBS, 9/12).

10)  Sometimes when I go to the movies, the popcorn guy will give me a free squirt of chemical butter” (Pacino).
9) “Every time I go to work, I get to ask myself, ‘I wonder if I’ll see Harvey Keitel naked’” (De Niro).
8 )Well, you’ve got to keep honing your craft or you could end up out of the business and taking a job as Governor of California” (Pacino).
7)If you do a scene where you’re eating pudding, they often let you keep the pudding” (De Niro).
6)  I got to meet Spider-Man” (Pacino).
5)  It’s the makeup.  I like wearing the makeup” (De Niro).
4)  You get to make films for personal reasons — I made ‘Righteous Kill’ to let people know I’m still alive” (Pacino).
3)  I get to make films for personal reasons — I made ‘Righteous Kill’ to see if Al was still alive” (De Niro).
2)  “Beats my old gig as a hockey mom” (Pacino).
1)  Get to read well-crafted dialogue like, ‘Get the f*** out of here’” (De Niro).
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