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Al Pacino
Born April 25, 1940





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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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Scarface Antonio "Tony" Montana
The Godfather Michael Corleone
The Godfather: Part II Don Michael Corleone
The Godfather: Part III Don Michael Corleone
Ocean's Thirteen Willy Bank
Insomnia Will Dormer
Heat Lt. Vincent Hanna
Dog Day Afternoon Sonny Wortzik
The Recruit Walter Burke
The Devil's Advocate John Milton
88 Minutes Jack Gramm
Frankie and Johnny Johnny
City Hall Mayor John Pappas
The Merchant of Venice Shylock
Carlito's Way Carlito Brigante
People I Know Eli Wurman
Scarecrow Francis Lionel 'Lion' Delbuchi
Gigli Starkman
Sea of Love Frank Keller
The Insider Lowell Bergman
Serpico Officer Frank Serpico
S1m0ne Viktor Taransky
Donnie Brasco Benjamin 'Lefty' Ruggiero
Scent of a Woman Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Glengarry Glen Ross Ricky Roma
Any Given Sunday Tony D'Amato
Revolution Tom Dobb
Two for the Money Walter Abrams
The Panic in Needle Park Bobby
Righteous Kill Rooster
Cruising Steve Burns
Two Bits Gitano Sabatoni
Author! Author! Ivan Travalian
Bobby Deerfield Bobby
You Don't Know Jack Dr. Jack Kevorkian
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Himself
...And Justice for All Arthur Kirkland
Chinese Coffee Harry Levine
Ultimate Fights from the Movies Tony Montana (Scarface) (archive footage)
Pitch Himself
Jack and Jill Al Pacino
The Local Stigmatic Graham
Wilde Salomé Himself / King Herod
The Son of No One Detective Stanford
Stand Up Guys Valentine "Val"
Looking for Richard Himself/Richard III
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside Himself
Madonna: Truth or Dare Himself
Dick Tracy Big Boy Caprice

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