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AL PACINO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Al Pacino was born on April 25th, 1940 in New York City, New York with the birth name Alfredo James Pacino.  His parents were Salvatore and Rose and when he was very young they divorced and so he moved with his mother into his grandparents home.  As a young boy he liked to imitate actors e would hear on the movies and during school he became involved in the school plays.  At the age of seventeen he dropped out of the High School of the Performing Arts to pursue a career.
 
He decided as he got older that he wanted to pursue a career as an actor.  He began with doing stage productions and would often have to borrow money to pay for the bus fair to get to auditions.  He then decided to go and study at the Actors Studio in New York City in 1966 studying under Lee Strasburg.   
 
Al then found work appearing on stage in a number of plays, but finally made a name for himself and earning an Obie Award for his role on, "The Indian Wants the Bronx" (1966-1967).  Next he won a Tony Award for, "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie".  

Soon Pacino began to get involved with working on films.  His film debut was in, "Me, Natalie" (1969) starring with Patty Duke, James Farentino , Elsa Lanchester, Martin Balsam, Deborah Winters, Salome Jens, Bob Balaban, Nancy Marchand and Catherine Burns, followed by, "The Panic in the Needle Park" (1971) co-starring Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright, Raul Julia, Kiel Martin, Joe Santos and Paul Sorvino.  Al was already beginning to make a name for himself in Hollywood and the next role he was cast in would make him a well known star. He was cast as, Michael Corleone in the film, "The Godfather" (1972) for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.     

His film career was in full swing with roles on such films as, "Serpico" (1973) with John Randolph, Tony Roberts, Allan Rich, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, M. Emmet Walsh and Judd Hirsch to name a few, "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) also starring John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penny Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen and Carol Kane, "Bobby Deerfield" (1977) with Marthe Keller and "Justice for All" (1979) starring with John Forsythe, Jack Warden, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Lahti, Craig T. Nelson and Thomas G. Waites.  In total he received another three nominations for Best Actor consecutively for three years.  However even with so much success up to this point, his career began to decline when he worked on two films that turned out to be unsuccessful, "Cruising" (1980) with Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Ed O'Neill, Richard Cox, Powers Boothe and Don Scardino and "Author! Author!" (1982) co-starring Tuesday Weld, Dyan Cannon, Alan King, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding.  

Luckily, Pacino's star status picked up again when he was cast in the film, "Scarface" (1983) starring alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Harris Yulin, Steven Bauer and Angel Salazar, but then when he worked on his next film, "Revolution" (1985) with Donald Sutherland and Nastassja Kinski, he received he worst reviews ever in his career keeping him off the big screen for the next four years.
 
He then chose to focus on directing films and directed, "The Local Stigmatic" (1990) Paul Guilfoyle and Joseph Maher, which still has never been released.  Pacino also directed a documentary in 1996, "Looking For Richard" and "Chinese Coffee" (2000), "City Hall" (1996) and "Donnie Brasco" (1997).     

Pacino then returned back to his love of acting with a great comeback in the film, "The Godfather" Part III" (1990) followed by great reviews for the film, "Dick Tracy" (1990) and earning another Academy Award nomination.  Finally, in 1992 he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role on, "Scent of a Woman" co-starring Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Gabrielle Anwar.
 
His career was now in full swing and there was no holding back.  He worked on two more highly successful films, "The Insider" (1999) and "Any Given Sunday" (1999).
 
Al Pacino has always been one of Hollywood's most desired bachelors.  He never married but does have a daughter, Julie Marie from acting teacher, Jan Tarrant. He has also had a long relationship with his girlfriend, Beverly D'Angelo and they have a set of twins together. 
 
Al Pacino currently resides in Beverly Hills, California and remains active in the entertainment industry.  Throughout his career he has received a number of honors and awards such as, in October 1997 being  ranked#4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.  He was also voted the number 1 greatest movie star of all time in a Channel 4 (UK) poll as well as the 41st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.  In 2001 he was a recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field".  Then in 2005 Premiere Magazine ranked him as #37 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.  Finally in 2007 he was also honored with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Filmography

2013 Gotti: Three Generations 
2012 King Lear 
2012 Hands of Stone 
2011 The Son of No One 
2010 The Being Frank Show 
2010 You Don't Know Jack 
2008 Righteous Kill 
2007 Ocean's Thirteen 
2007 88 Minutes 
2005 Two for the Money 
2004 The Merchant of Venice 
2003 Angels in America
2003 Gigli  
2003 The Recruit 
2002 Simone 
2002 Insomnia
2002 People I Know 
2000 Chinese Coffee 
1999 Any Given Sunday  
1999 The Insider 
1997 The Devil's Advocate 
1997 Donnie Brasco
1996 City Hall 
1995 Heat 
1995 Two Bits 
1993 Carlito's Way 
1992 Scent of a Woman 
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross 
1991 Frankie and Johnny 
1990 The Godfather: Part III
1990 Dick Tracy 
1990 The Local Stigmatic 
1989 Sea of Love 
1985 Revolution 
1983 Scarface 
1983 Hill Street Blues
1982 Author! Author! 
1980 Cruising 
1979 ...And Justice for All.
1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television 
1977 Bobby Deerfield
1975 Dog Day Afternoon 
1974 The Godfather: Part II 
1973 Serpico 
1973 Scarecrow 
1972 The Godfather 
1971 The Panic in Needle Park 
1969 Me, Natalie 
1968 N.Y.P.D. 





Matinee Classics - Carlito's Way starring Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo and Ingrid Rogers
Matinee Classics - Ocean's 13 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Vincent Cassel, Bob Einstein, Olga Sosnovska, David Palmer, Julian Sands, Angel Oquendo, Jerry Weintraub, Scott L. Schwartz, Oprah Winfrey and Noureen DeWulf
Matinee Classics - Scarface starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris Yulin, Paul Shenar, Angel Salazar, Pepe Serna, Míriam Colon, Al Israel, Michael Alldredge and Mark Margolis
Matinee Classics - Serpico starring Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Barbara Eda-Young, Cornelia Sharpe, Tony Roberts, John Medici, Allan Rich, Norman Ornellas, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Grover, Albert Henderson, Hank Garrett, Damien Leake, Joseph Bova, Gene Gross, John Stewart, Woodie King Jr., James Tolkan, Ed Crowley, Bernard Barrow, Sal Carollo and Mildred Clinton
Matinee Classics - Serpico starring Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Barbara Eda-Young, Cornelia Sharpe, Tony Roberts, John Medici, Allan Rich, Norman Ornellas, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Grover, Albert Henderson, Hank Garrett, Damien Leake, Joseph Bova, Gene Gross, John Stewart, Woodie King Jr., James Tolkan, Ed Crowley, Bernard Barrow, Sal Carollo and Mildred Clinton
Matinee Classics - The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale and Rudy Bond
Matinee Classics - The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale and Rudy Bond
Matinee Classics - The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale and Rudy Bond


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