Al Pacino greets fans outside a New York theatre wearing a scruffy outfit

And the Oscar for most scruffy costume goes to: A shabbily dressed and bleary eyed Al Pacino greets fans outside theatre

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20:15 GMT, 26 October 2012

He's one of Hollywood's most iconic actors, and he's known for immersing himself into his roles.

And you'd be forgiven for thinking Al Pacino's next character was a tramp after the 72-year-old actor stepped out to greet fans in a very dressed down outfit.

The screen legend greeted fans outside New York's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre after finishing a performance of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Scruffy: Al Pacino opts for a somewhat dressed down look as he signs autographs at to fans outside a New York theatre

Scruffy: Al Pacino opts for a somewhat dressed down look as he signs autographs to fans outside a New York theatre

And his adoring fans got more than they bargained for.

Pacino appeared with unkempt hair and sported a unusual look – comprising of a thin scarf to resemble a tie, a plunging neckline top, scruffy jacket and crumpled trousers.

He also appeared bleary eyed as he signed autographs.

Not that the crowd cared about his look – they seemed overjoyed by the kind-hearted gesture from the Oscar winning actor.

The Carlito's Way actor dressed in in a scruffy look after finishing a stage performance of Glengarry Glen Ross

Not his best look: The Carlito's Way actor dressed in in a scruffy look after finishing a stage performance of Glengarry Glen Ross

According to Deadline. Al Pacino to set to play an ageing rocker who decides to change his ways after discovering a letter by John Lennon to his 19-year-old self.

The drama, which is entitled Imagine, will also star Jeremy Renner.

The Avengers star will play Pacino's estranged son, while Julianne Moore stars as the owner of a hotel that the main character moves into for spiritual enlightenment.

The kind hearted actor signed autographs to the adoring mob outside the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Nice gesture: The kind hearted actor signed autographs to the adoring mob outside the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Crowd control: Al Pacino sjpws jos support to his fans by meeting them after the show

Crowd control: Al Pacino shows his support to his fans by meeting them after the show

Screenwriter Dan Fogelman said: 'Every writer has 'that one project' … the one they feel so strongly about that they can't bear to turn it over to anyone else.

''For me, that project is Imagine. It was a career highlight simply to get a script of mine into Al Pacino's hands.

'To have him read it, and then want to star in it – it's five steps past career highlight. And now, to have Julianne Moore and Jeremy join the fray … it's beyond my wildest dreams.

He added: 'I've been hiding in my house for the past few weeks out of fear that someone would pinch me. We are going to make a very special film here.'

Filming is expected to begin shooting on Imagine early next year.

That's better: Al Pacino looked smartly dressed for the premier of his new movie Stand Up Guys earlier this mont

That's better: Al Pacino looked smartly dressed for the premier of his new movie Stand Up Guys earlier this month