Al Pacino Biography

Al Pacino

Born: 4/25/1940
Birthplace: New York City

Academy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actor known for his intensity portraying sensitive men caught in brutal circumstances. He played gangsters in Coppola's Godfather trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990), Scarface (1983), and Donnie Brasco (1997), and a cartoonish villain opposite Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy (1990). He has also played roles on the other side of the law, as a cop in Serpico (1973) Sea of Love (1989), and Heat (1995), and a lawyer in …And Justice for All (1979) and Devil's Advocate (1997). He continues work in the “ legitimate” theater, winning a Tony for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (1969) and playing Shakespeare's Richard III (filmed as Looking for Richard, 1996). He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in Scent of a Woman (1992) and received Oscar nominations for six other performances. Other films include Carlito's Way (1993), Heat (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997) and The Insider (1999).

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