Al Pacino

Biography

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface, Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice in Dick Tracy and Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations.

He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the leading role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough when he was given the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, the court room drama ...And Justice for All and Scent of a Woman.

In addition to a career in film, he has also enjoyed a successful career on stage, picking up Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. His love of Shakespeare led him to direct his first film with Looking for Richard, a part documentary on the play Richard III. Pacino has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including one from the American Film Institute. He is a method actor, taught mainly by Lee Strasberg and Charlie Laughton at the Actors Studio in New York. Although he has never married, Pacino has had several relationships with actresses and has three children.

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Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface, Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice in Dick Tracy and Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations.

He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the leading role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough when he was given the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, the court room drama ...And Justice for All and Scent of a Woman.

In addition to a career in film, he has also enjoyed a successful career on stage, picking up Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. His love of Shakespeare led him to direct his first film with Looking for Richard, a part documentary on the play Richard III. Pacino has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including one from the American Film Institute. He is a method actor, taught mainly by Lee Strasberg and Charlie Laughton at the Actors Studio in New York. Although he has never married, Pacino has had several relationships with actresses and has three children.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1940-04-25

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Irishman
2017 The Trap
2016 Misconduct as Abrams
2015 Manglehorn as A.J. Manglehorn
2015 Danny Collins as Danny Collins
2014 The Humbling as Simon Axler
2014 Cruising Electric (1980) as archive
2013 Wilde Salomé as Himself / King Herod
2013 Salomé as King Herod
2013 Phil Spector as Phil Spector
2012 Casting By
2012 The Godfather Legacy as Himself
2012 Stand Up Guys as Valentine "Val"
2011 Jack and Jill as Al Pacino
2011 The Son of No One as Detective Stanford
2010 You Don't Know Jack as Dr. Jack Kevorkian
2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Himself
2008 Righteous Kill as Rooster
2007 Ocean's Thirteen as Willie Banks
2007 Brando as Himself
2007 88 Minutes as Jack Gramm
2006 The Godfather and the Mob as (archive footage)
2005 Two for the Money as Walter Abrams
2004 The Merchant of Venice as Shylock
2003 Angels in America as Roy Cohn
2003 Angels in America(6 episodes) as Roy Cohn
2003 Gigli as Starkman
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 The Recruit as Walter Burke
2002 People I Know as Eli Wurman
2002 S1m0ne as Viktor Taransky
2002 Insomnia as Will Dormer
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Tony Montana (Scarface) (archive footage)
2000 Chinese Coffee as Harry Levine
1999 Any Given Sunday as Tony D'Amato
1999 The Insider as Lowell Bergman
1998 The Making of 'Scarface' as Himself
1997 The Devil's Advocate as John Milton
1997 Pitch as Himself
1997 Donnie Brasco as Benjamin 'Lefty' Ruggiero
1996 Looking For Richard as Himself/Richard III
1996 City Hall as Mayor John Pappas
1995 Heat as Lt. Vincent Hanna
1995 Two Bits as Gitano Sabatoni
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Carlito’s Way as Carlito Brigante
1992 Scent of a Woman as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross as Ricky Roma
1991 Frankie and Johnny as Johnny
1990 The Godfather: Part III as Don Michael Corleone
1990 The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Himself
1990 Dick Tracy as Big Boy Caprice
1990 The Local Stigmatic as Graham
1989 Sea of Love as Frank Keller
1985 Revolution as Tom Dobb
1983 Scarface as Tony Montana
1982 Author! Author! as Ivan Travalian
1980 Cruising as Steve Burns
1979 ...And Justice for All. as Arthur Kirkland
1977 The Godfather Epic as Don Michael Corleone
1977 Bobby Deerfield as Bobby
1975 Dog Day Afternoon as Sonny
1974 The Godfather: Part II as Don Michael Corleone
1973 Serpico as Officer Frank Serpico
1973 Scarecrow as Francis Lionel 'Lion' Delbuchi
1972 The Godfather as Michael Corleone
1971 The Panic in Needle Park as Bobby
1969 Me, Natalie as Tony
1949 The Emmy Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(5 episodes)
1900 Where the White Man Runs Away as Seymour Tolbin
1900 The Godfather Saga(0 episodes) as Michael Corleone

Directing

2013 Wilde Salomé … Director
2013 Salomé … Director
2000 Chinese Coffee … Director
1996 Looking For Richard … Director

Writing

2013 Wilde Salomé … Screenplay
1996 Looking For Richard … Writer

Production

2014 The Humbling … Producer
1996 Looking For Richard … Producer

Crew

1993 In the Name of the Father … Thanks

Creator

2001 You Don't Know Jack … Creator

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