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De Niro and Pacino

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De Niro and Pacino

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The American Film Institute is giving Robert De Niro its Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday night; coincidentally, Al Pacino was recently voted the most important film actor — period — by the audience of Britain's tony Channel 4. Who's right? NPR's Neda Ulaby went to a Washington, D.C., video counter and asked a couple of articulate tough-guy movie experts for their opinions. Scott Mueller and his co-clerk, Adam Robinson, argue the case.