Al Pacino

Al Pacino

Movie Actor

Alfredo James Pacino is an American actor. Considered one of the most influential actors of the 20th century, he has received numerous accolades: including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, making him one of the few performers to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.

Full Name
Alfred James Pacino
Apr 25, 1940
5' 6"
Net Worth


Al Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in The Bronx, New York. He is the son of Italian immigrants Rose and Salvatore Pacino. His father left when Al was two years old, and his mother raised him with her parents in the South Bronx neighborhood. Pacino attended high school at Herbert H. Lehman High School before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

Pacino began his acting career in 1967, appearing off-Broadway in a production of Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? This led to many Broadway roles including The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and American Buffalo. In 1972, he made his film debut with The Godfather, which earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman in 1993. 

Throughout his career, Pacino has been recognized as one of the greatest actors of all time, earning numerous awards and nominations including numerous Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Tony Awards. He is also well known for his starring roles in films such as Scarface (1983), Serpico (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2001 and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1940</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Al Pacino is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 25, 1940, Al Pacino was born in East Harlem, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Pacino's Broadway Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pacino's Broadway debut in the production of "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" wins him a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in The Godfather</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pacino stars as Michael Corleone in the classic film "The Godfather" and is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Pacino Stars in Scarecrow </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pacino stars alongside Gene Hackman in the road movie “Scarecrow” and wins his first Golden Globe for Best Actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pacino wins an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the movie “Scent of a Woman”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives AFI Life Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives the AFI Life Achievement Award in recognition of his lifetime of work in the film industry.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Iconic Roles</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Al Pacino has played some of the most iconic roles in American film. From Tony Montana in Scarface to Michael Corleone in The Godfather, his performances have become legendary.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Acting Range</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Al Pacino is an incredibly versatile actor. He can play a wide range of characters from heroic figures to villainous ones, making him one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Commitment to Acting</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Al Pacino is a dedicated actor who takes his craft seriously. He has spent decades honing his skills and perfecting his performances, making him one of the finest actors of all time.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started as a Stand-Up Comedian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Al Pacino started his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City. He first appeared on stage at the age of 19.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Rejected for the Role of Han Solo</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Al Pacino auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars but was rejected by George Lucas because he was considered to be too old for the role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Won 8 Academy Award Nominations</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Al Pacino has been nominated for 8 Academy Awards and has won one Best Actor award for his role in The Scent of a Woman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Started Acting at 25 Years Old</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Al Pacino didn’t start acting until he was 25 years old. His first major film role was in The Panic in Needle Park in 1971.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Passed Over for The Godfather</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Al Pacino originally auditioned for the role of Sonny Corleone in the 1972 film The Godfather, but was passed over in favor of James Caan.</p></div>


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