Al Pacino finally explains his viral ‘Shrek’ phone case

The origin story of Al Pacino’s “Shrek” phone case has finally been revealed.

“My daughter gave me that,” Pacino revealed during a “Today” show appearance on Wednesday. “My youngest daughter put that on my phone.”

Last April, the internet went into meltdown mode when eagle-eyed fans noticed the Oscar winner, 82, had a phone case covered with images of the iconic green ogre.

The “House of Gucci” star shares daughter Julie, 32, with ex-girlfriend Jan Tarrant and twins Anton and Olivia, 21, with ex-girlfriend, “National Lampoon Vacation” star Beverly D’Angelo.

Pacino explained that he hadn’t even noticed what was on the case until Jason Momoa shared the photo on Instagram which immediately went viral.

Al Pacino holding his phone with Shrek phone case split with a closeup of him.
Al Pacino’s surprising phone case is a gift from his youngest daughter.

“I didn’t even look at it until social media told me what was on my phone,” “The Godfather” actor said. “And I took a look and said, ‘Oh, that’s’ Shrek.'”

When NBC News correspondent Harry Smith asked if Pacino had kept the case, which seems more suited for a girl about to start middle school, he scoffed, “Of course, it was a gift!”

Jason Momoa shared a photo on Instagram of him having dinner with others and Al Pacino.
Jason Momoa shared this photo which started it all.
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Fans were thrilled that the legendary actor had a phone case that seemed at odds with his brooding screen image.

“You can’t make this up, Al Pacino is literally the perfect man to exist and he likes Shrek,” one user wrote.

Al Pacino backstage at the Oscars in March 2022.
Pacino’s unusual phone case thrilled fans.
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Even Dreamworks Animation got in on the action, tweeting“Real recognize real,” featuring an image of Shrek holding a phone case adorned with Pacino faces.


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