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 theActors StudioIn the late 1960s is welcomed at theActors Studiofrom 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 Paura d'amare 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 OrphansIn 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/ Paura d'amare, directed by Garry Marshall


1992/ Americans, directed by James Foley


1992/ Scent of a Woman-Profumo di Donna, 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 Coffeedirected 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. serie TV, episodio 2 x05


2003/ Angels in America, regia di Mike Nichols serie TV


2010/ You Don’t Know Jack - Il Dottor Morte, regia di Barry Levinson


2013/ Phil Spector, regia di David Mamet, film TV



Al Pacino Regista


1996/ Riccardo III, un Uomo, un Re


2000/ Chinese Coffee


2007/ Babbleonia, documentario


2011/ Wilde Salomè



Al Pacino Sceneggiatore


1966/ Riccardo III, un Uomo, un Re, regia di Al Pacino


2011/ Wilde Salomè, regia di Al Pacino



Al Pacino Produttore



1990/ The Local Stigmatic, regia di David F. Wheeler


1996/ Riccardo III, un uomo, un Re, regia di Al Pacino


2000/ Chinese Coffee, regia di Al Pacino


2013/ Phil Spector, regia di David Mamet, film Tv


2014/ The Humbling, regia di Barry Levinson



Al Teatro


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 – best supporting 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