Al Pacino is a top veteran actor from the Hollywood movie industry who has been a part of the industry for over 50 years now.
Apart from being a popular, multiple award-winning actor, Al Pacino is also a filmmaker in his own rights. Al Pacino is most renowned for his impressive method acting, wherein he immerses himself in the movie character to an extreme length by studying their background and history.
Besides working in the Hollywood film industry, Al Pacino has also been a major part in theater as well.
Al Pacino is widely recognized for his distinct throaty voice and often his volcanic tirade in his movies.
About Al Pacino
|Real Name||Alfredo James Pacino|
|Date of Birth||25th April 1940|
|Age (as of November 2018)||78 years|
|Place of Birth||East Harlem (New York City)|
|Education||Graduated from Lee Strasberg's Acting Studio (New York City)|
|Height||5 ft 7"|
(170 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Mother||Rose Pacino (nee Gerardi)|
|Net Worth||INR 1206,00,00,000|
(USD 165 Million)
|Famous for||Me, Natalie (1969), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), The Godfather (1972), Serpico, Scarecrow (1973), The Godfather-II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), ...And Justice For All (1979), Scarface (1983), Revolution (1985), Dick Tracy, The Godfather-III (1990), Scent of a Woman (1992), Carlito's Way (1993), Heat (1995), City Hall (1996), Donnie Brasco, The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Insider, Any Given Sunday (1999), Insomnia (2002), The Recruit, Gigli (2003), The Merchant Of Venice (2004), 88 Minutes, Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Righteous Kill (2008), Wilde Salome, Jack and Jill (2011), Stand Up Guys (2012), Manglehorn (2014), Danny Collins (2015), Misconduct (2016), The Pirates of Somalia, Hangman (2017), Paterno (2018)|
|First Movie||Me, Natalie (1969)|
|Favorite Actors||Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and John Cazale|
|Hobbies||Reading and acting|
Al Pacino is one of the most talented veteran actors from the Hollywood film industry who is most distinct for his impressive method acting skills and peculiar dialogue delivery which makes it a treat to watch his movies.
Al Pacino’s age is around 78 years as Al Pacino was born on the 25th of April, 1940 in East Harlem, New York City. Al Pacino’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Al Pacino’s weight is around 75 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Al Pacino loves to read books and act, as part of his hobbies.
Al Pacino’s father, Salvatore ‘Sal’ Pacino was an insurance salesman by profession while Al Pacino’s mother was Rose Pacino. Although Al Pacino did not have any brothers, Al Pacino’s elder sisters include Josette Pacino, a teacher by profession and Paula Pacino and Roberta Pacino (twins). Al Pacino’s younger sister is Desiree Pacino. Being a popular actor Al Pacino was linked with several top celebrities of the time. Al Pacino’s ex-girlfriends include Hollywood actresses Beverley D’Angelo, Diane Keaton, Lucila Sola and Penelope Ann Miller and also his acting coach Jan Tarrant. Although Al Pacino has never been married, Al Pacino has a daughter, Julie Pacino, from his relationship with Jan Tarrant. Al Pacino also has a daughter, Olivia Rose D’Angelo, and a son, Anton James D’Angelo, from his relationship with Beverley D’Angelo.
Having been an integral part of the Hollywood movie industry for almost 50 years, Al Pacino’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 1206 crores (USD 165 Million).
As for his success as a talented actor, Al Pacino is the recipient of numerous prestigious acting awards and honors besides having had immense nominations for awards as well.
Al Pacino is the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his impressive acting in ‘Scent of a Woman’ (1993). Besides having won an Academy Award, Al Pacino has also had 7 Oscar nominations to his credit as well.
Al Pacino is also the winner of the British Academy Film Awards’ Best Actor in a Leading Role award for his amazing characters in ‘The Godfather-III’ (1976) and in ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ (1976), besides having had 3 British Academy Film Award nominations also.
Al Pacino won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his impressive performance in ‘Serpico’ (1974), the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama again for ‘Scent of a Woman’ (1993), the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his excellent acting in ‘Angels in America’ (2004) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role in ‘You Don’t Know Jack’ (2011). Besides having won 4 Golden Globe awards, Al Pacino has also had 13 Golden Globe Award nominations as well.
Al Pacino’s award-wins also include winning the American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Film for his role in ‘Dick Tracy’ (1991), the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Leading Actor for his role in ‘Donnie Brasco’ (1997), the David De Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role in ‘The Godfather’ (1973) and David De Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role in ‘Serpico’ (1974), the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ (1976), the National Board of Reviews Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The Godfather’ (1972) and National Board of Reviews Award for Best Leading Actor for his role in ‘Serpico’ (1973) and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Leading Actor for his role in ‘The Godfather’ (1973).
Having won these numerous awards, Al Pacino holds the distinction of having won the “Triple Crown of Acting” as he has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award also.
Besides having won these awards, Al Pacino has also received several honors and accolades as well, including the 1992 Boston Film Festival’s Film Excellence Award, the 1994 Venice International Film Festival’s Career Golden Lion award, the 1996 San Sebastian International Film Festival’s Donostia Award, the 1996 Gotham Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2001 Golden Globe Awards’ Cecil B DeMille Award, the 2007 American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011 National Medal of Arts and has also been honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
Interesting Facts About Al Pacino
- Al Pacino is a smoker and also drinks alcohol.
- Al Pacino gained immense popularity for his lead characters Tony Montana in ‘Scarface’ and Michael Corleone in ‘The Godfather’ movie series, which also earned him numerous awards.
- Al Pacino is considered to be one of the greatest method actors in the history of filmmaking.
- Al Pacino often chooses to play tough, gangster-type roles in movies, which he portrays with utmost perfection thanks to his impressive method acting skills.
- Al Pacino confesses to be a huge fan of the opera.
- Prior to entering Hollywood as an actor and gaining widespread fame, Al Pacino used to work as a stand-up comedian, an usher in a theater, a postal clerk and even as a busboy and janitor at a hotel, to support himself.
- Al Pacino is among the handful of Hollywood actors who have never been married.
- Although Al Pacino earned an Academy Award nomination quite early in his career, Al Pacino had to wait for over 21 years to finally win his first Oscar.
- Al Pacino aimed to be a professional baseball player, and his talent earned him the nickname ‘The Actor’, as a teenager.
- Al Pacino earlier suffered from chronic insomnia, which he portrayed with perfection in his role in the movie ‘Insomnia’.