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Al Pacino, born Alfredo James Pacino

New York, 25 April 1940



Was born in East Harlem, a neighborhood in Manhattan from Salvatore Pacino, insurance agent and restaurateur son of Italian immigrants from San Fratello (Italy), by Rose Gelardi, a housewife, daughter of immigrants Italians from Corleone (Palermo). His father abandoned the family when his son is still in its infancy, leaving him with his mother and grandparents in the South Bronx, in very difficult living conditions.To start smoking at the age of nine and thirteen had already had experience with alcohol and marijuana. It failed several times at school, until at the age of seventeen he decided to interrupt his studies, does a thousand trades for a living, Shoeshine, Porter, worker. In 1961 he was arrested for illegal firearms pass port while the following year her mother died at the age of 43 years. He enrolled in numerous drama schools, waiting for many years to be admitted to the Actors StudioIn the late 1960s is welcomed at the Actors Studio from what, in the years that followed, Pacino will consider his greatest teacher, Lee Strasberg who recognizes him as remarkable acting skills. Takes part in some plays that won him minor awards. The real Al career begins when, in the years ' 70, Francis Ford Coppola chose him to play the character of Michael Corleone, the Godfather .

In 1991 he played the film Fear of love along with Michelle Pfeiffer, in which he plays a Cook, who after his release from jail, begins an affair with a waitress with whom he works together with the same diner. 

The following year she played the Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman – women's perfume,women's perfume remake directed by Dino Risi, where Pacino's part was played by Vittorio Gassman. Thanks to this film Al Pacino received an Academy Award for best actor. In the same year he received the nomination for best supporting actor for Americans with Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey. 

In 1993 he played former drug dealer Carlito Brigante in Carlito's WayIn 2005 back in theater with the play the Orphans. In 1977 refused various roles in various films to play the role of Michael Corleone.



Al Pacino Actor



1969/ Me, Natalie, directed by Fred Coe

1971/ The panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg

1972/ The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola

1973/ Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg

1973/ Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet

1974/ The Godfather II, directed by Francis Ford Coppola

1975/ Dog day afternoon

1977/ A Bobby Deerfield, Sydney Pollack

1979/ ... and justice for all, directed by Norman Jewirson

1980/ Cruising, directed by William Friedkin

1982/ Dad, are you a landslide, directed by Arthur Hiller

1983/ Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma

1985/ Revolution, directed by Hugh Hudson

1989/ Dangerous Seduction, directed by Harold Becker

1990/ The Local Stigmatic, directed by David f. Wheeler

1990/ Dick Tracy, directed by Warren Beatty

1990/ The Godfather, part III, directed by Francis Ford Coppola

1991/ Fear of love, directed by Garry Marshall

1992/ Americans, directed by James Foley

1992/ Scent of a Woman, directed by Martin Brest

1993/ Carlito's Way, directed by Brian de Palma

1995/ A day to remember, directed by James Foley

1995/ Heat, the challenge, directed by Michael Mann

1996/ City Hall, directed by Harold Becker

1997/ Donnie Brasco, directed by Mike Newell

1997/ The Devil's advocate, directed by Taylor Hackford

1999/ Any given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone

2000/ Chinese Coffee directed by Al Pacino

2002/ Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan

2002/ S1mOne, directed by Andrew Niccol

2002/ People I Know, directed by Daniel Algrant

2003/ The recruit, directed by Roger Donaldson

2003/ Tough love, Tough Love, directed by Martin Brest

2004/ The merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford

2005/ Two for the money, directed by D.J. Caruso

2007/ 88 minutes, directed by Jon Avnet

2007/ Ocean's Thirteen, directed by Steven Soderbergh

2008/ Challenge without rules, directed by Jon Avnet

2009/ I Knew it Was You, directed by Richard Shepard

2011/ The Son of no One, directed by Dito Montiel

2001/ Wilde Salome, directed by Al Pacino 

2011/ Jack and Jill, directed by Dennis Dugan

2012/ Men of Word, directed by Fisher Stevens

2014/ The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson

2014/ Manglehorn, directed by David Gordon Green

2015/ The  song of life, Danny Collins

2016/ Conspiracy--the conspiracy, directed by Shintaro Shomosawa

2017/ Hangman, regia di Johnny Martin





1968/ N.Y.P.D. TV series

2003/ Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols TV series

2010/ You Don’t Know Jack - Il Dottor Mortedirected by Barry Levinson 

2013/ Phil Spector, directed by David Mamet, TV movie



Al Pacino Director


1996/ Richard III, a Man, a King

2000/ Chinese Coffee

2007/ Babylon, Documentary

2011/ Wilde Salomè



Al Pacino Screenwriter


1966/ Richard III, A Man, a King, directed by Al Pacino

2011/ Wilde Salome, directed by Al Pacino



Al Pacino Producer



1990/ The Local Stigmatic, directed by David F. Wheeler

1996/ Richard III, A Man, a Kingdirected by Al Pacino

2000/ Chinese Coffee, directed by Al Pacino

2013/ Phil Spector,directed by David Mamet, film Tv

2014/ The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson



At the Theatre


1967/ Awake an Sing!

1967/ America, Hurrah 

1968/ The Indian the Bronx

1969/ Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?

1970/ Camino Real 

1977/ The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel 

1977/ Riccardo III

1983/ American Buffalo 

1985/ The Local Stigmatic 

1988/ Giulio Cesare

1992/ Salomè

1992/ Chinese Coffe 

1966/ Hughie

1998/ Oekaadis 

2005/ Orphans

2011/ The merchant of Venice

2012/ Glengarry Glen Ross 



Al Pacino was voiced by



Diego Regent in People I Know; Two for the money; 88 minutes; I Knew It Was You; The Humbling

Chevalier in The Son of No One; Manglehorn; Conspiracy-The Conspiracy

Sandro Idris in The scarecrow

Maclean in Angels in America

Massimo Corvo in Challenge without rules

Angel Nicotra in Jack and Jill

Ugo Maria Malone in The song of life – Danny Collins

Gabriele Lavia in Wilde Salome

Giancarlo Giannini in that Afternoon from Dogs; Cruising; Dad, are you a landslide; American Scent of a Woman-women's perfume; Carlito's Way; Heat-The Challenge; City Hall; Richard III, a man a King; Donnie Brasco; The Devil's advocate; The Insider truth; Any Given Sunday; Insomnia; S1mone; Extreme Love-Tough Love; The recruit; The merchant of Venice; Ocean's Thirteen; You Don't Know Jack-Dr. Death, men of Word;Phil Spector



Academy Awards


1973/ Nomination for best supporting actor for the Godfather

1974/ Best actor Nomination for Serpico

1975/ Nominated for best supporting actor for the Godfather – Part II

1976/ Best actor Nomination for that Afternoon from Cani 

1980/ Best actor Nomination for ... And justice for all

1991/ Nomination at mile supporting actor for Dick Tracy

1993/ Nomination for best supporting actor for Americans

1993/ Best actor for Scent of a Woman – women's perfume



Golden Globe


1973/ Nominated best dramatic actor for the Godfather

1974/ Best actor in a drama film for Serpico

1975/ Nominee for best actor-drama for The Godfather Part II

1976/ Nominated Best actor in a drama film for That Afternoon from Dogs

1978/ Nominated Best actor in a drama film for a moment, a life

1980/ Nominated for best actor in a drama film for ... And justice for all

1983/ Nominated Best actor in a comedy film for dad, are you a landslide

1984/ Nominated Best actor in a drama film for Scarface

1990/ Nominated Best actor in a drama film for Dangerous Seduction

1991/ Nominated Best actor in a drama film for the Godfather – Part III

1991/ Best supporting actor Nomination for Dick Tracy

1993/ Bestsupporting actor Nomination for Americans

2001/ Golden Globe Award for lifetime achievement, Cecil b. DeMille

2004/ Best actor-miniseries or television film for Angels in America

2011/ Best actor--miniseries or television movie for "You Don't Know Jack-Dr. Death

2014/ Nominated for best actor in a mini-series or television movie for Phil Spector

2016/ Nominated for best actor in the film comedy to the song of life-Danny Collins



Emmy Award


2004/ Best actor- for Angels in America

2010/ Best actor- for "You Don't Know Jack-Dr. Death

2013/ Nominated best actor for Phil Spector



Bafta Award 


1973/ Nominated Best actor for the Godfather

1975/ Best actor for Serpico

1976/ Best actor for dog day afternoon and for the Godfather – Part II

1991/ Nomination for best supporting actor for Dick Tracy  



Tony Award


1969/ Best supporting actor for the show Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?

1977/ Best actor for the show The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

2001/ Nominated for best actor for the show for The merchant of Venice



David di Donatello 


1973/ David special to the role for the movie The Godfather

1974/ David di Donatello for best foreign film Serpico

1994/  David di Donatello for best foreign actor for the movie Carlito's Way