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Nicknames: "Al Pacino"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Alfredo James Pacino

Alfredo James Pacino- Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. 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.

Pacino was born in East Harlem, New York City to Italian American parents Rose and Salvatore Pacino, who divorced when he was two years old. When he was two, 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 worked as an insurance salesman and restaurateur.

Pacino attended the School of Performing Arts in New York. During his teenage years 'Sonny', as he was known to his friends, aimed to become a baseball player, though he was also nicknamed 'The Actor'.

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 worked at a string of low-paying jobs, including messenger boy, busboy, janitor, and postal clerk, in order to finance his acting studies.

He started smoking at age nine, drinking and casual marijuana use at age thirteen, but never took hard drugs. His two closest friends died young of drug abuse, at the ages of 19 and 30. Growing up in a deprived area, he got into occasional fights, and was something of a minor troublemaker at school.

He acted in basement plays in New York's theatrical underground but was rejected for the Actors Studio while still a teenager. Pacino then joined the Herbert Berghof Studio (HB Studio), where he met acting teacher Charlie Laughton, who became his mentor and best friend.

During this period, he was frequently unemployed and homeless, and sometimes had to sleep on the street, in theaters, or at friends' houses.

In 1962, his mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather, James Gerardi, one of the most influential people in his life, also died.

Although he has never married, Pacino has three children from several relationships.

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 2001), with actress Beverly D'Angelo, with whom he had a relationship from 1996 until 2003.[

Pacino had a relationship with Diane Keaton, his co-star in the Godfather Trilogy. The on-again, off-again relationship ended following the filming of The Godfather Part II.[

Other women he has had relationships with include Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Kathleen Quinlan and Lyndall Hobbs.

Films

1. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2. Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer] 3. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

  • 1973 - Scarecrow
  • 1973 -Serpico

1. Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama 2. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor 3. Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor

  • 1974 - The Godfather Part II

1. BAFTA Award for Best Actor 2. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor 3. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

  • 1975 - Dog Day Afternoon

1. BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role[69] 2. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor[24] 3. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama[28]

  • 1977 - Bobby Deerfield

1. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

  • 1979 - ...And Justice for All

1. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor 2. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

  • 1980 - Cruising - A Gay classic
  • 1982 - Author! Author!

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[28]

  • 1983 - Scarface

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama[28]

  • 1985 - Revolution
  • 1989 - Sea of Love

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama[28]

  • 1990

The Local Stigmatic Filmed in 1985

  • 1990 - Dick Tracy

1. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2 Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor 3. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture

  • 1990 - The Godfather Part III

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama[28]

  • 1991 - Frankie and Johnny
  • 1992 - Glengarry Glen Ross

1. Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor[71] 2. Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture[28]

  • 1992 - Scent of a Woman

1. Academy Award for Best Actor 2. Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama[28]

  • 1993 - Carlito's Way
  • 1995 - Two Bits
  • 1995 - Heat
  • 1996 - Looking for Richard

1. Director/Narrator/Richard III 2. Directors Guild Award—Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

  • 1996 - City Hall
  • 1997 - Donnie Brasco
  • 1997 - The Devil's Advocate
  • 1999 - The Insider
  • 1999 - Any Given Sunday
  • 2000 - Chinese Coffee

Also director; filmed in 1997

  • 2002 - Insomnia
  • 2002 - S1m0ne
  • 2002 - People I Know
  • 2003 - The Recruit
  • 2003 - Gigli
  • 2003 - Angels in America

1. Emmy Award for Best Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie[73] 2. Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture[28] 3. Screen Actors Guild Award–Best Actor in A Mini-Series or Television Movie[74]

  • 2004 - The Merchant of Venice
  • 2005 - Two for the Money
  • 2007 - Ocean's Thirteen
  • 2007 - 88 Minutes
  • 2008 - Righteous Kill
  • 2010 - You Don't Know Jack

1. TV film 2. Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie[58] 3. Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture[28] 4. Screen Actors Guild Award–Best Actor in A Mini-Series or Television Movie[75]

  • 2011 - Wilde Salome

Director

  • 2011 - Son of No One
  • 2011 - Jack & Jill
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Al Pacino's Timeline

1940
April 25, 1940
New York, NY, USA