Al Pacino Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Sonny
Full Name Alfredo James Pacino
Profession Actor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter
Nationality American
Age 82 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth April 25, 1940
Birthplace New York City, U.S.
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Al Pacino was born on 25th April, 1940 in East Harlem, New York City. He is an American filmmaker and famous actor who has had a professional career spreading over 5 decades. He is the former student of the Lee Strasberg, and Charlie Laughton in the Actors and HB Studio in New York City.

Career Journey

In 1969, Al Pacino made his very first movie debut in ‘Me, Natalie (1969)’. His movie ‘The Panic in Needle Park (1971)’ got him huge recognition for playing drug addict character. He accomplished worldwide praise for his portrayal of Michael Corleone in the movie The Godfather directed by Francis Ford in 1972 and later depicted in it’s sequential The Godfather 2 and 3.

In 1993, Al Pacino earned wide recognition for his visually impaired character of Lieutenant Colonel in the film Scent of a Woman. He performed many supporting roles in various films such as Glengarry Glen, and Dick Tracy that garnered him the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. Pacino’s other prominent characters incorporate Carlito’s Way role of Carlito Brigante,  Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco, Lieutenant Vincent Hanna in Heat, Detective Dormer in Insomnia, and Lowell Bergman in The Insider.

In the TV series, he has performed in a few creations for HBO, incorporating the Jack Kevorkian’s You Don’t Know Jack and the  Angels in America miniseries. Notwithstanding his work in the film industry, Al Pacino has had a broad vocational career in stage shows. Pacino’s depicting portrayal in the TV shows like The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? granted him the title of Tony Award champ, twice in 1969 and then in 1977.

As a deep-rooted enthusiast of Shakespeare, Pacino coordinated and featured in a narrative movie Looking for Richard in 1996. He has likewise played a lead role in the TV stage drama The Merchant of Venice in 2010. Pacino depicts a supporting performance along with  Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Andy García, and Matt Damon in the TV show Ocean’s Thirteen, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Achievements

Al Pacino has gotten various awards and praises both privileged, and competitive including 2 Tony Awards, 1 Academy Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 1 British Academy Film Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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Al Pacino Education

Qualification High School Dropout
School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, New York City, New York

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Al Pacino Career

Profession: Actor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Debut:

  • Film: Me, Natalie (1969)
  • TV show: Angels in America (2003)

Net Worth: $120 Million USD Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Sal Pacino

Mother: Rose Gerard Pacino

Sister(s): Roberta Pacino, Paula Pacino Paula Pacino, Josette Pacino, Desiree Pacino

Marital Status: In a relationship

Currently dating: Jan Tarrant (1988–1989); Beverly D’Angelo (1997–2003)

Children: 3

Son(s): Anton James Pacino

Daughter(s): Julie Marie Pacino, Olivia Pacino

Dating History:

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Hobbies: Football, Travelling

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Movies: Jack and Jill

Facts You Never Knew About Al Pacino!

  • When Pacino was two years of age, his parents get separated.
  • He was known as “Sonny” among his companions in his high school years.
  • To back and support his studies, he took low paying occupations like dispatcher, waiting- assistant, janitor, and postal agent.
  • Al-Pacino is one of a couple of actors to be renowned as a Triple Crown of Acting for achieving an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar Awards.
  • Al Pacino presentation of Michael Corleone in The Godfather and its sequels is viewed as one of the best performance in the history of the film industry.
  • In 1973, Al Pacino for his outstanding performance in the film Serpico was granted the first nominations for Best Actor Oscar.
  • Al Pacino has been designated alongside Harvey Keitel, and Ellen Burstyn as the joint leader of the Actors Studio since 1994.

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