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Born:
April 25, 1940

Birthname:
Alfredo James Pacino

Hometown:
New York, NY

Al Pacino

BIO:

Al Pacino is an eight-time Academy Award nominee. After receiving Best Actor nominations for AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, THE GODFATHER PART II, DOG DAY AFTERNOON and SERPICO, Pacino won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in SCENT OF A WOMAN, for which he also won a Golden Globe.

He received three nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his roles in THE GODFATHER, DICK TRACY and in David Mamet’s screen adaptation GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.

Recently, he was seen in HBO’s television adaptation of Tony Kushner’s play ANGELS IN AMERICA for director Mike Nichols. Earlier in the year, he was seen on-stage in Oscar Wilde’s SALOME both on and off Broadway, and as Arturo Ui in THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Pace University. His most recent film credits include PEOPLE I KNOW and THE RECRUIT.

In 2002, Pacino starred in Christopher Nolan’s INSOMNIA and in Andrew Niccol’s SIMONE. In 1999, Pacino was seen in THE INSIDER for Touchstone Pictures as 60 Minutes reporter Lowell Bergman. The film received seven Academy Awards. Pacino also starred in ANY GIVEN SUNDAY. In 2000, Pacino completed his second directorial effort CHINESE COFFEE and also directed and starred in LOOKING FOR RICHARD, a meditation on Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Pacino’s other film credits include DONNIE BRASCO, THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, TWO BITS, HEAT, CITY HALL and CARLITO’S WAY. Additional films include FRANKIE & JOHNNY, THE GODFATHER PART III, SEA OF LOVE, REVOLUTION, SCARFACE, AUTHOR!AUTHOR!, BOBBY DEERFIELD and SCARECROW.

After studying with Herbert Berghof and Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio, Pacino made his professional acting debut in off-Broadway productions of THE CONNECTION and HELLO, OUT THERE. He won an Obie Award for THE INDIAN WANTS THE BOX. He won two Tony Awards for THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL and DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE? He is also a longtime member of David Wheeler’s Experimental Theatre Company.

Pacino won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Feature Project (IFP) at their 1996 Gotham Awards. In 2000, Pacino was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He also received the Cecil B. De Mille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2001.

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