Oscar winning actor Al Pacino and America’s top female talk show host Oprah Winfrey will visit Saudi Arabia as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017.
Pacino is set to be in the kingdom on May 11 and 12, where he will be talking to a television show about his journeys and successes on and off the silver screen, Head of the Entertainment Authority, Amr al-Medani announced.
As for Oprah, she will be in Jeddah in September and in Riyadh in December, where she will be part of an all-female talk show to tale her media experiences, as well as the hardships she faced on her way to becoming one of the world’s top media personalities.
In addition to winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his role in ‘Scent of A Woman’, 77-year-old Pacino is regarded as one of Hollywood’s best actors of all time.
Winfrey is known for her talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. She has interviewed some of the planet’s most famous people and received an Oscar nomination for her acting in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.
According to Al-Medani, other entertainment events scheduled for this year include hosting the Canadian entertainment group ‘Cirque du Soleil’, the Russian Grand Circus of Moscow, and Indian-American novelist Deepak Chopra.