Al Pacino

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  • Birth Name: Alfredo James Pacino
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/25/1940, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Al Pacino 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.
  • Al Pacino Relationships:
  • Beverly D'Angelo - Ex-significant Other
  • James Gerardi - Grandfather
  • Julie Marie Pacino - Daughter
  • Kate Gerardi - Grandmother
  • Rose Pacino - Mother
  • Salvatore Pacino - Father
  • Jan Tarrant - Ex-significant Other
  • Olivia Pacino - Daughter
  • Anton Pacino - Son
  • Lucila Sola - Significant Other
  • Jill Clayburgh - Ex-significant Other
  • Al Pacino Awards:
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 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
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1977 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 1969 Tony: Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 2011 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1972 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - 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
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1974 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 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
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1974 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1972 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1975 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 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
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 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
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee

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