Al Pacino

Al Pacino

  • Birth Name :
  • Alfredo James Pacino
  • Date of Birth :
  • April 25, 1940
  • Place of Birth :
  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
  • Profession :
  • Actor, Director, Screenwriter
  • Nationality :
  • American

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Al Pacino Biography

Alfredo James Pacino is considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time. He has received numerous awards and honors, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Prime-time Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the National Medal of Arts.

Pacino made his feature film debut with a minor role in 'Me, Natalie' (1969). He achieved international acclaim and recognition for his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather (1972)".

Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and Justice for All (1979). He won the award in 1993 for his performance as a blind Lieutenant Colonel in Scent of a Woman (1992).

In addition to his work in film, Pacino has had an extensive career on stage and is a two-time Tony Award winner, in 1969 and 1977. A lifelong fan of Shakespeare, Pacino directed and starred in Looking for Richard (1996). He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and a 2010 production of The Merchant of Venice. Since 1994, Pacino has been the joint president of the Actors Studio with Ellen Burstyn and Harvey Keitel.

Al Pacino has never married, but has three children. The eldest, Julie Marie (born 1989), is his daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. He also has twins, son Anton James and daughter Olivia Rose (born January 25, 2001), with actress Beverly D'Angelo. Pacino has had relationships with Tuesday Weld, Jill Clayburgh, Marthe Keller, Kathleen Quinlan and Lyndall Hobbs.