Robert De Niro reunites with Al Pacino this month in Martin Scorsese s The Irishman, the epic and Certified Fresh new Netflix gangster flick. The two actors – who last shared the screen in Michael Mann s Heat – have been getting plenty of Oscar buzz for the movie in which Pacino plays infamous Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa and De Niro plays his right-hand man, Frank The Irishman Sheeran. If either wins big this awards season, they will be adding to an already heaving trophy shelf. But who between Pacino and De Niro is the ultimate king of the big screen? We re looking to settle that question by looking at their Tomatometer scores, box office performance, iconic roles, and one wild card category. Did we get it right? Let us know in the comments. (Yes, we re talking to you.)The Irishman is currently available on Netflix.
Average Tomatometer Score/Rank: 81.25% (11th)Average Audience Score/Rank: 77% (15th)Average Domestic Box Office/Rank: 1,579,893.13 (7th)Films: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Far from HomeConsidering DC Comics characters Superman and Batman both had a number of blockbuster films to their names before the turn of the millennium, it s a little surprising that Marvel s own A-lister, Spider-Man, failed to make a successful transition to the big screen until 2002. When he did finally debut in theaters, under the guidance of Sam Raimi, he not only kicked off one of the most successful superhero franchises ever, but also helped lay the groundwork for the massive paradigm shift in Hollywood that would eventually bring us the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, for starters. Of course, Sony Pictures efforts to retain the rights to the character have famously resulted in two reboots and a parallel animated series, but the results overall have been rather spectacular. Raimi s original trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, the MCU-related films with Tom Holland in the role, and the animated Into the Spider-Verse have all largely been critically acclaimed money-makers, and even the first of Andrew Garfield s two outings as the famous wallcrawler is generally well regarded. Spidey may be a late bloomer compared to his DC counterparts, but he s been the most consistent solo hero of them all.5. Back to the Future(Photo by Universal Pictures)Average Tomatometer Score/Rank: 78% (12th)Average Audience Score/Rank: 85.7% (4th)Average Domestic Box Office/Rank: 8,209,623 (16th)Films: Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II,