Pacino forgot meeting Spector

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Actor Al Pacino (AP Photo)

PASADENA, Calif. — Al Pacino said Friday that he decided not to meet famed record producer Phil Spector before portraying him in an HBO movie — only to find he already had.

A friend showed Pacino a 20-year-old photo in which the actor was standing next to Spector. Pacino said he has no memory of the moment.

The movie, “Phil Spector,” debuts in March. It focuses on the client-attorney relationship between Spector and Linda Kenney Baden, who represented him in his first trial on charges that he murdered actress Lana Clarkson.

That ended in a mistrial, but Spector was convicted in a second trial and is now serving 19-years-to-life in prison.

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