London: Acting legend Al Pacino`s former lover Diana Becirovic has claimed that she dumped the actor because she found his "intense" personality tiresome.
The Serbian model dated Pacino during the making of `The Godfather` in 1972. Pacino, now 72, played mobster Michael Corleone in the Francis Ford Coppolla directed film in his early 30s, the Daily Mail reported.
"He was always so tense and paranoid," Becirovic told a Serbian newspaper.
"I always thought my role was to make a man feel like a man and his role should be to make me feel like a woman. But I never felt that way with Al. It was boring," she said.
The former Playboy model says she decided to break the relationship with the Oscar-winner because of his dominating personality.
"He started to give me orders and I didn`t want to listen to that. For example, if we were out he used to say, `Let`s go straight home`. And I`d say, `You can go by yourself if you want`.
"It`s a pity. Many fans see him like the Godfather, strong and heroic. But I saw him as tense and worried all the time because of his strong ego," she said.
First Published: Monday, February 11, 2013, 16:18