...By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
Over the weekend, a Twitter poll gained significant attention, with 270,000 responses pouring in for a question that sparked intense debate: Was Al Pacino or Robert De Niro hotter as a young man? Both actors had shared the screen in iconic films like The Godfather Part II and Heat, leading social media users to engage in a superficial yet passionate contest.
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro both began their careers in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
While they co-starred in the 1974 sequel The Godfather Part II, they did not share any screen time.
Their next collaboration came in the 1995 film Heat, where Pacino portrayed a police officer and De Niro played a professional criminal.
The Poll Results:
Writer Ashley Reese took the Twitterverse by storm on Saturday when she attended a wedding and decided to ask her followers to rate the attractiveness of Al Pacino, aged 83, versus Robert De Niro, aged 79, during their youth.
She posted, “At a wedding and having a big debate rn.
Who was hotter?” The poll garnered an astounding 277,372 votes before closing on Sunday.
Reese herself appeared to favor Pacino, highlighting his performance in the 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon.
Media outlets, including TMZ and Vanity Fair, picked up on Reese’s poll and shared it on platforms like Instagram.
Even celebrities like Mindy Kaling joined the conversation, expressing their frustration with the challenging choice.
The poll’s conclusion was surprising, as Al Pacino and Robert De Niro received an equal number of votes.
Supporters of De Niro praised his rugged yet graceful appeal, considering him the choice of the working man.
Others were captivated by a video montage showcasing the youthful beauty of Pacino, proclaiming him the most beautiful man they had ever seen.
Reese herself marveled at the 50/50 tie, highlighting the significant number of votes cast and comparing it to local elections.
The attention and engagement generated by this poll turned it into what Reese humorously called “the year’s most important election.”
The viral Twitter poll comparing the attractiveness of young Al Pacino and Robert De Niro captivated social media users, sparking a heated debate.
Despite their collaborations in The Godfather Part II and Heat, the focus shifted to superficial judgments.
The poll’s equal vote count for both actors showcased their enduring appeal and left people passionately divided.
This lighthearted online contest ultimately became a significant cultural moment, emphasizing the power of social media engagement in shaping public discourse.