Al Pacino Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of high school at 17 to study acting in New York City at the HB Studio and the Actors Studio.
  • Early jobs included usher at Carnegie Hall and stand-up comic.
  • Breakthrough role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) was originally offered to Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty and Ryan O'Neal.
  • Turned down starring roles in Pretty Woman (1990), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
  • First love is theater, especially Shakespeare; directed a feature-length documentary in 1996 called Looking for Richard, about his staging of Richard III.
  • In 2003-04, was involved in a bitter custody battle with ex-girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo concerning their twins.
  • Received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
  • Lost weight to portray Jack Kevorkian in the 2010 HBO movie You Don't Know Jack; didn't meet Kevorkian until the night before the premiere of the film.
  • Enjoys playing poker.

Awards

  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1974, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1974, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1972, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 1969, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1977, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 2011, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1973, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1975, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1972, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Nominee
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1975, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Olivia Pacino — Daughter
  • Jill Clayburgh — Ex-significant Other
  • Lucila Sola — Significant Other
  • Anton Pacino — Son
  • Beverly D'Angelo — Ex-significant Other
  • James Gerardi — Grandfather
  • Julie Marie Pacino — Daughter
  • Kate Gerardi — Grandmother
  • Rose Pacino — Mother
  • Jan Tarrant — Ex-significant Other
  • Salvatore Pacino — Father