Al Pacino

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Al Pacino
Pacino in September 2004
BornAlfredo James Pacino
(1940-04-25) 25 Aprile 1940 (age 84)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Alma materHB Studio
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
Years active1967–present
Net wirthSteady $135 million (2014)
Hicht5 fit 6 in
Pairtner(s)Jan Tarrant (1988–89)
Lyndall Hobbs (1990–97)
Beverly D'Angelo (1997–2003)

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (/pəˈn/; born Apryle 25, 1940) is an American actor.[1] Pacino haes haed a career spannin ower five decades, in that time he haes received numerous accolades an honours baith competitive an honorar, amang them an Academy Awaird, twa Tony Awairds, twa Primetime Emmy Awairds, a Breetish Academy Film Awaird, fower Gowden Globe Awairds, the Lifetime Achievement Awaird frae the American Film Institute, the Gowden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Awaird, an the Naitional Medal o Airts. He is an aw ane o few performers tae hae wan a competitive Oscar, an Emmy, an a Tony Awaird for actin, dubbed the "Treeple Croun o Actin".

A method actor an umwhile student o the HB Studio an the Actors Studio in New York Ceety, whaur he wis tocht bi Charles Laughton an Lee Strasberg, Pacino made his featur film debut wi a minor role in Me, Natalie (1969) an gained favourable notices for his lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971). He achieved internaitional acclaim an recogneetion for his brakthrou role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972). He received his first Oscar nomination an wad reprise the role in the equally successfu sequels The Godfather Part II (1974) an The Godfather Part III (1990). Pacino's performance as Michael Corleone is nou regairdit as ane o the greatest screen performances in film history.

Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he wis an aw nominatit for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) an ...And Justice for All (1979) an wan the awaird in 1993 for his performance as the blind Lieutenant Colonel Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990) an Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Pacino wis nominatit for the Academy Awaird for Best Supportin Actor. Ither notable roles include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (1993), Lieutenant Vincent Hanna in Heat (1995), Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997), Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999) an Detective Will Dormer in Insomnia (2002). In telly, Pacino haes actit in several productions for HBO includin the miniseries Angels in America (2003) an the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack (2010), baith o that wan him the Primetime Emmy Awaird for Ootstaundin Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

In addeetion tae his wark in film, Pacino haes haed an extensive career on stage an is a twa-time Tony Awaird winner, in 1969 an 1977, for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? an The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel respectively. A lifelang fan o Shakespeare, Pacino directit an starned in Looking for Richard (1996), a documentary film aboot the play Richard III, a role that Pacino haed earlier portrayed on-stage in 1977. He haes an aw acted as Shylock in a 2004 featur film adaptation an a 2010 production o The Merchant of Venice. Haein made his filmmakkin debut wi Looking for Richard, Pacino haes an aw directit an starned in the independent film Chinese Coffee (2000) an the films Wilde Salomé (2011) an Salomé (2013), aboot the play Salomé bi Oscar Wilde. Syne 1994, Pacino haes been the jynt preses o the Actors Studio wi Ellen Burstyn an Harvey Keitel. In 2016, he received the Kennedy Centre Honour.[2]

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  1. Lawrence Grobel (Apryle 22, 2008). Al Pacino. Simon and Schuster. pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-1-4169-5556-6. Archived frae the original on December 14, 2017. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Martha Argerich, Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, James Taylor To Receive 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" (PDF) (Press release). Kennedy Center Honors. 23 Juin 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2017.