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Al Pacino

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Al Pacino Al Pacino (real name Alfredo James Pacino) was born on April 25, 1940, in South Bronx, New York. He was a famous American film actor.

Biography and Career :

Alfredo James "Al"Pacino was born in East Harlem, New York City on April 25, 1940, to Italian American parents Rose and Salvatore Alfred Pacino, who divorced when he was only two years old.

After that his mother moved to the South Bronx near the Bronx Zoo, to live with her parents, Kate and James Gerardi, who originated from Corleone, Sicily. His father moved to Covina, California, and got hired as an insurance salesman and restaurateur.

Al Pacino graduated the High School of Performing Arts in New York. During his teenage years 'Sonny' as his friends called him, wanted to become a baseball player although he was a lso nicknamed 'The Actor'. Al Pacino flunked nearly all of his classes except English and dropped out of school at 17. His mother disagreed with his decision, they had an argument and he left home. He had jobs like messenger boy, busboy, janitor, and postal clerk, in order be able to study acting.

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". Al Pacino became worldwide known 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. Also got Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for fellow actors 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".

Even if he has never married, Al Pacino has had several relationships with actresses and has three beautiful children.

Why is AL Pacino famous?

Al Pacino is an American film and stage actor and director. He is most famed for playing mobsters including Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" trilogy and Tony Montana in "Scarface", although he had some good guy several times, when he was on the other side of the law, as a police officer, detective and a lawyer.

Why do we like Al Pacino?

His role as Frank Slade in "Scent of a Woman" got him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after geting seven previous Oscar nominations.

Quotes :

- "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."

- "I'm an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools."

- "My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness."

- "No one ever asked me to play Hamlet. I don't think I'm right for the part, but it would have been nice to be asked."

- "The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful--my personal life suffers."

Trivia :

- His nickname was Sonny.
- Height : 5' 7" (1.70 m)
- He was arrested in January 1961, charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
- He has a daughter, named Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant.
- He dropped out of school at the age of 17.
- His grandparents originate from Corleone, Sicily.
- He was voted the 41st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

Filmography :

- Rififi (2007)
- Heat (2007) (VG)
- Torch (2007) (announced)
- Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
- 88 Minutes (2007) (completed)
- Two for the Money (2005)
- The Merchant of Venice (2004)
- "Angels in America" (2003) (mini) TV Series
- Gigli (2003)
- The Recruit (2003)
- People I Know (2002)
- S1m0ne (2002)
- Insomnia (2002/I)
- Francis Coppola's Notebook (2001) (V)
- Chinese Coffee (2000)
- Any Given Sunday (1999)
- The Insider (1999)
- The Devil's Advocate (1997)
- Donnie Brasco (1997)
- City Hall (1996)
- Heat (1995)
- Two Bits (1995)
- Carlito's Way (1993)
- Scent of a Woman (1992)
- Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
- The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) (V)
- Frankie and Johnny (1991)
- The Godfather: Part III (1990)
- Dick Tracy (1990)
- The Local Stigmatic (1990)
- Sea of Love (1989)
- Revolution (1985)
- Scarface (1983)
- Author! Author! (1982)
- Cruising (1980)
- ...And Justice for All (1979)
- "The Godfather Saga" (1977) (mini) TV Series
- Bobby Deerfield (1977)
- Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
- The Godfather: Part II (1974)
- Serpico (1973)
- Scarecrow (1973)
- The Godfather (1972)
- The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
- Out of It (1969)
- Me, Natalie (1969)
- "N.Y.P.D." (1 episode, 1968)
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The Panic in Needle Park
The Godfather
Scarecrow
Serpico
The Godfather: Part II
Dog Day Afternoon
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America at the Movies
Bobby Deerfield
Cruising
Author! Author!
Scarface
Sea of Love
Dick Tracy
The Godfather: Part III
The Local Stigmatic
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