Al Pacino's biography
Alfredo James Pacino is 82 years old film producer born at Manhattan. Alfredo was born on Thursday 25th of April 1940. Alfredo is often nicknamed as Al Pacino. According to year of birth 1940 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 25th of April means Alfredo is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.
He is white american. Alfredo is citizen of United States of America. He is agnostic. His primary profession is to be film producer. You can know Alfredo also as film actor, screenwriter, stage actor. Alfredo is recently known as television actor. He received Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Serpico in 1974
Al Pacino's family
He has 1 daughter.
Al Pacino's daughter: Julie Pacino
Al Pacino's daughter's name is Julie Pacino. She is known as film producer. His daughter was born on Monday 16th of October 1989.
Al Pacino's schools
We found 6 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: HB Studio, Actors Studio, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Herman Ridder Junior High School, Wake Forest Department of Theatre and Dance.
Detailed informations about his schools
- Grew up in the South Bronx, New York City and attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17.
Al Pacino's career
Alfredo´s main focus is to be film producer. Alfredo is famous thanks to Michael Corleone In The Godfather Film Series, Scarface. He is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Is Al Pacino gay ?
He is known to be straight.
Al Pacino's girlfriend
Al Pacino and Beverly D'angelo have been together since 1996 for 7 years. She is known as actor. Alfredo´s girlfriend was born on Thursday 15th of November 1951 in Columbus.
Awards and competitions
Al Pacino's Awards
- He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for work Serpico in 1974
- Alfredo received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work Dog Day Afternoon in 1976
- He received award for National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Godfather in 1973
- Alfredo received award for National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for work The Godfather in 1973
- He received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Scent of a Woman el tanguito in 1993
- Alfredo received award for Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries for work Looking for Richard in 1997
- Alfredo received award for National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for work Serpico in 1974
- Alfredo received award for Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for work Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? in 1969
- He received award for Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for work The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel in 1977
- Alfredo received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for work Scent of a Woman el tanguito in 1993
- Alfredo received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for work Angels in America in 2004
- Alfredo received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for work You Don't Know Jack in 2011
- He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work Angels in America in 2004
- He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work You Don't Know Jack in 2010
Al Pacino's Rankings
- Ranked #4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Premiere magazine ranked him as #37 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
- His performance as Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) is ranked #4 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- His performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (1974) is ranked #20 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- His performance as Tony Montana in Scarface (1983) is ranked #74 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- His performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (1974) is ranked #11 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
- His performance as Frank Serpico in Serpico (1973) is ranked #40 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
Al Pacino's Nominations
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Godfather in 1973
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Serpico in 1974
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work The Godfather Part II in 1975
- Alfredo was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Dog Day Afternoon in 1976
- Alfredo was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work ...And Justice for All in 1980
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Dick Tracy in 1991
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Glengarry Glen Ross in 1993
- Alfredo was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work Phil Spector in 2013
- Alfredo was nominated for Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for work The Merchant of Venice in 2011
- Alfredo was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
- He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for work Revolution in 1986
What else you don't know about Al Pacino ?
Alfredo´s middle name is James. Alfredo likes to spend time in: New York, Los Angeles, Bronx, Boston, Sicily, San Francisco, Milan, London.
What Al Pacino has done for a first time
- Won his first Academy Award twenty-one years after his first nomination.
- Was director Bryan Singer's first choice for the role of Dave Kujan in The Usual Suspects (1995). Pacino passed on the role and has since stated that that is the role he regrets passing on the most.
- Revealed to James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) for the first time ever that his maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily.
- His Oscar nomination for The Godfather (1972) marked his first of four consecutive nominations, a feat he shares with Jennifer Jones (1943-1946), Thelma Ritter (1950-1953), Marlon Brando (1951-1954) and Elizabeth Taylor (1957-1960).
- Got co-star Kevin Spacey his first major role in a film. Pacino saw Spacey performing on Broadway and suggested him to the director of Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) for the role of John Williamson.
- Became a father for the first time at age 49 when his [now ex] partner Jan Tarrant gave birth to their daughter Julie Marie Pacino, aka Julie Pacino, on October 16, 1989.
- Was the first choice for the male lead in Cover Me Babe (1970) that instead went to Robert Forster.
Al Pacino's quotes
- The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.
- I can't say I've been sober though. I don't like that word. What does it mean? 'Sober! He's very sober'.
- There are times when I have a temperament. Yes, my temperament is there ... but I hope I'm gentle. Yes, I think I am.
- I'm single and I don't particularly like it. I'm certainly the kind of person who prefers ... it ... it ... It's good to have someone in your life that you're going through this thing with. It's good. That's a thing in life that I aspire to.
- I like what Norman Mailer said about alcohol: 'Drink has killed a lot of my brain cells and I think I would have been a better writer without it, but it would be one less way to relax.'
- Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them.
- [on whether acting and his roles reflected who he is] In the end you're just playing a role.
- I hope the perception is that I'm an actor, I never intended to be a movie star.
- I'm constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.
- I guess you find yourself repeating certain motifs. But at the heart of it all, I'm an actor, always looking for a role. And then you try to make things fresh.
- People always said that time, the '70s, was about pretty boys, and then I came along!
- But I was just lucky. People like [Francis Ford Coppola] were making films, and I got opportunities.
- The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful -- my personal life suffers.
- My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.
- I don't understand the hatred and fear of gays and bisexuals and lesbians...it's a concept I honestly cannot grasp. To me, it's not who you love...a man, a woman, what have you...it's the fact THAT you love. That is all that truly matters.
- [When asked what a movie of his life would be called and who would play him] It would be called 'The Dustin Hoffman Story'. When we were starting out, [Robert De Niro], me and Hoffman were always sort of mixed up. People mistook us for each other.
- In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.
- My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well.
- [on Julie Christie] The most poetic of actresses.
- The only problem is, I don't have the appetite to make my own pictures. I don't want to direct. So I'm always in a kind of passive position, waiting for someone to come to me with a project... That I sort of don't like.
- An actor with too much money will usually find a way to get rid of it.
- He who persists at his folly will one day be wise.
- I recommend watching The Dresser (1983). It's a great movie if you want to know about actors.
- I am a dancer, but I don't think I would be on Dancing with the Stars (2005) mainly because I would be too shy.
- [on people considering him a legend] I'm very flattered to hear that, that compliment. I don't think of myself as anything but an actor struggling to find the next role and when I do get the role to try and see if I can find any way into it.
- [on being in Dublin, Ireland] I always feel so at home here, it's great. In fact, I just want to do a movie here so then I could really stay for a while, get around and see it, and be a part of it.
- [on his acting teacher Lee Strasberg] Someone said to him: 'Oh, I know you.' He replied: 'You know my name. You don't know me'.
- The first thing that comes to mind about Sea of Love (1989)? Ellen Barkin's body.
- [on rejecting the role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988)] I gave that boy [Bruce Willis] a career.
- [on turning down the part of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)] That role was mine for the taking but I couldn't understand the script.
- [on The Godfather trilogy] A long, awful, tiring story.
- I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
- [on Johnny Depp] -- Johnny is one of the greatest actors of his generation. He has incredible instincts. He's able to put himself into the head of his character and vary his level according to the needs of each scene. That's a very rare gift.
- The best thing I heard about that once is, 'I don't want you to miss me. I want you to remember me.' [2018, when asked how he'd like to be remembered]
Al Pacino's height, body shape, eye color, hair color
Lets describe how Al Pacino looks. We will focus on Alfredo´s height, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. He is tall as 5' 7" (170 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted brown - dark. Alfredo´s hair is shade of salt and pepper. If you are really curious, you may find interesting Alfredo´s shoe size is 10.