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Al Pacino, 80, is mobbed by fans outside in hotel in Milan


Al Pacino, 80, is mobbed by fans outside in hotel in Milan as he takes a brief break from filming House Of Gucci

He’s been keeping busy shooting scenes for Ridley Scott’s upcoming murder biopic House Of Gucci.

And Al Pacino enjoyed a brief break from filming as he was greeted by fans outside the five-star Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa in Milan earlier this week.

The iconic actor, 80, who plays Aldo Gucci in the movie, waved at his supporters before he took selfies and signed autographs.

Cheery: Al Pacino enjoyed a brief break from filming House Of Gucci as he was greeted by fans outside the five-star Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa in Milan earlier this week

Cheery: Al Pacino enjoyed a brief break from filming House Of Gucci as he was greeted by fans outside the five-star Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa in Milan earlier this week

Opting for a casual appearance, the screen star was dressed in a navy coat, a black cardigan and dark joggers.

The Godfather legend maintained his low-key look with monochrome trainers and a matching baseball cap, which he held onto.

Rounding things off, Al styled his outfit with aviator shades and stayed protected in a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Hi there! The iconic actor, 80, who plays Aldo Gucci in the movie, waved at his supporters before he took selfies and signed autographs

Hi there! The iconic actor, 80, who plays Aldo Gucci in the movie, waved at his supporters before he took selfies and signed autographs

Dressed down: Opting for a casual appearance, the screen star was dressed in a navy coat, a black cardigan and dark joggers

Dressed down: Opting for a casual appearance, the screen star was dressed in a navy coat, a black cardigan and dark joggers

All in the details: The Godfather legend maintained his low-key look with monochrome trainers and a matching baseball cap, which he held onto

All in the details: The Godfather legend maintained his low-key look with monochrome trainers and a matching baseball cap, which he held onto

Safety comes first: Rounding things off, Al styled his outfit with aviator shades and stayed protected in a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic

Safety comes first: Rounding things off, Al styled his outfit with aviator shades and stayed protected in a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic

'Signore e Signora Gucci': Lady Gaga takes a starring role in the drama about the 1995 assassination of Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) by his ex Patrizia Reggiani

‘Signore e Signora Gucci’: Lady Gaga takes a starring role in the drama about the 1995 assassination of Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) by his ex Patrizia Reggiani

Lady Gaga takes a starring role in the drama about the 1995 assassination of Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, who was later given a 29 year prison sentence for ordering his murder. 

Patrizia was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire.

Her husband had left her for another woman 10 years previously after telling her he was going on a short business trip, from which he never returned. 

The Gucci empire 

The fashion empire of Gucci was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, a Florentine leather merchant whose business of selling leather travel bags prospered after the Depression and World War Two.

Guccio’s son Aldo expanded the business into Paris, New York and Tokyo as the ‘twin Gs’ of the family name became a worldwide fashion icon.

By 1974, the Gucci empire numbered 14 stores and 46 franchised boutiques around the world.

At around the same time, celebrities like Jackie Kennedy were helping establish Gucci as the world’s leading fashion brand by embracing its products.

Maurizio Gucci, Guccio’s grandson and Aldo’s nephew, took control of the company from the board of directors after Aldo, who was sent to prison for tax evasion in 1986 aged 81.

However, Maurizio would be the last member of the family to head the Gucci business.

By 1989, nearly 50 per cent of the business had been bought out by Investcorp, a group of investment bankers angling for shares of the business.

In 1993, Maurizio sold his holding for $170m to a Bahrain-based investment company.

The 72-year-old also wanted more than the $650,000 she had been offered in a divorce settlement, the court heard. 

Patrizia was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal, and was released in October 2014.

Maurizio was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company made famous with its double G logo. 

The film is based on the bestselling novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden. 

The upcoming film is scheduled to go on general release from November 24th 2021. 

Shocking: Patrizia was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire (pictured together)

Shocking: Patrizia was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire (pictured together)



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