"I was an usher. It was a huge movie house. The Rivoli Theater in New York. There was a three-way mirror that was the candy counter. I saw myself for the first time in my life, three quarters, and the profile too - and I thought, 'I'm finished'" Contactmusic quoted him, as saying. "I was mesmerised by it. It wasn't vanity, I was shocked. It was like a different person," he added.
However, the manager out there was not so pleased with Pacino's fascination, and after catching him in the act one day, gave him the boot. "The manager didn't like my doing that. He caught me doing it again one day. He was walking down the stairs and fired me in flight: 'You're gone, you're fired.' I was out of there," the actor revealed.