Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" trilogy
Tony Montana in "Scarface"
Al Pacino was born in East Harlem, Manhattan, NY on April 25, 1940. He is well known for playing mobsters, and often appeared on the other side of the law—as a police officer, a detective and lawyer. Pacino won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 65th Academy Awards in 1992 for his performance as Frank Slade in "Scent of a Woman" his first after seven nominations.
He made his feature film debut in 1969 in the film "Me, Natalie" in a minor supporting role, before playing the lead role in the 1971 drama "The Panic in Needle Park." Pacino’s major breakthrough came in 1972 with the role of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His 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," "...And Justice for All."
In addition to a career in film, he has enjoyed a successful career on stage, winning Tony Awards for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel." A longtime fan of Shakespeare, he made his directorial debut with "Looking for Richard," a quasi-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 Charles Laughton at the Actors Studio in New York.
Pacino has never married, Pacino, but has had several relationships with actresses and has three children.
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