Yes!!! Pacino was the best ever in these movies. Then he started the whole flailing, screaming, over the top crap that is so overrated and so easy for any two bit actor to do. Gary Oldman is THE guy who still does this imo. Oldman’s performance in Tinker, Tailor etc. was Oscar worthy imo, even better than his Churchill performance that finally got him the Oscar.
p.s. are you the fellow who is ok with grammar policing?