Basic Information About Al Pacino
|Full Name||Alfredo James Pacino|
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Theatre Director|
|Date of birth||1940-04-25 (83 years old)|
|Place of birth||East Harlem|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Education||Herman Ridder Junior High School|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Volcanic tirade, smoke-burnished voice|
Frequently plays men of power and/or authority
Surly but essentially moral characters with deep capacity for violence
Jet black hair and dark owl eyes
Diminutive frame, off-set by his formidable bearing
|Kids||Anton James Pacino, Julie Marie Pacino, Olivia Rose Pacino|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ Imdb|
What Movie Awards did Al Pacino win?
Al Pacino awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Audience Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Godfather||1972|
|NBR Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||The Godfather||1972|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Godfather||1972|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Nominee||Scarface||1984|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Winner||The Sting||1974|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Nominee||Carlito's Way||1994|
|Silver Ribbon - Best Male Dubbing (Migliore Doppiaggio Maschile)||Winner||Carlito's Way||1994|
|American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Winner||Dick Tracy||1991|
|CFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Dick Tracy||1991|
|DFWFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Dick Tracy||1991|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||Scent of a Woman||1993|
|ACCA - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||Scent of a Woman||1992|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Scent of a Woman||1992|
|BAFTA Film Award - Best Actor||Winner||Dog Day Afternoon||1976|
|KCFCC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Dog Day Afternoon||1975|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Dog Day Afternoon||1975|
|Prize San Sebastián - Best Actor||Winner||Dog Day Afternoon||1975|
|Golden Carp Film Award - International - Best Ensemble Performance||Nominee||Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood||2020|
|BSFC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Donnie Brasco||1997|
|CFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Donnie Brasco||1998|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Donnie Brasco||1998|
|Chainsaw Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Devil's Advocate||1998|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Villain||Nominee||The Devil's Advocate||1998|
|Oscar - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||Creed||2016|
|IOMA - Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)||Nominee||Insomnia||2003|
|ACCA - Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|CIC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|Gold Derby Award - Ensemble Cast||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|Huading Award - Best Global Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|IFJA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Irishman||2019|
|OFTA Film Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|SFBAFCC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Irishman||2019|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||Glengarry Glen Ross||1993|
|CFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Glengarry Glen Ross||1993|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Nominee||Glengarry Glen Ross||1993|
|Best Actor -||Winner||Glengarry Glen Ross||1992|
|EDA Special Mention Award - Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest||Nominee||88 Minutes||2008|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||88 Minutes||2009|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||The Color of Money||1987|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||Serpico||1974|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Winner||Serpico||1974|
|Golden Globe - Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Winner||Serpico||1974|
|NBR Award - Best Actor||Winner||Serpico||1973|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Serpico||1974|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Serpico||1974|
|NSFC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Miller's Crossing||1991|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||Righteous Kill||2009|
|Yoga Award - Worst Foreign Actor||Winner||Righteous Kill||2009|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Nominee||Sea of Love||1990|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Wag the Dog||1998|
Al Pacino roles
Al Pacino's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|The Godfather (1972)||$35,000|
|The Godfather: Part II (1974)||$500,000 and 10% of the gross after break-even|
|...and justice for all. (1979)||$1,000,000|
|The Godfather: Part III (1990)||$5,000,000|
|Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)||$1,500,000|
|Carlito's Way (1993)||$6,000,000|
|Insomnia (2002)||ca. $11,000,000|
Al Pacino's Quotes
- The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.
- I can't say I've been sober though. I don't like that word. What does it mean? 'Sober! He's very sober'.
- There are times when I have a temperament. Yes, my temperament is there ... but I hope I'm gentle. Yes, I think I am.
- When I try to explain anything I always end up trying to be right usually, but not truthful necessarily. Trying to give the right answer or what I think is the right answer. It's a human instinct. You try to be as clever as you can be. You're trying to come off like you really know what the hell's going on, when you don't!
- I'm single and I don't particularly like it. I'm certainly the kind of person who prefers ... it ... it ... It's good to have someone in your life that you're going through this thing with. It's good. That's a thing in life that I aspire to.
Al Pacino: An Insight to the Life and Career of a Legendary Actor
Al Pacino is a celebrated American actor of both the stage and screen who has enjoyed a successful and enduring career spanning over five decades. With numerous well-loved performances, he is widely considered one of the greatest actors of all time. With two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award, Al Pacino’s journey to acting royalty did not occur overnight.
Early Life and Education
Al Pacino was born Alfredo James Pacino on April 25th, 194, in East Harlem Manhattan, New York. However, his parents separated when he was just a toddler, which forced him and his mother to live with his grandparents in the Bronx. Young Al did not enjoy school and decided to take up odd jobs such as a janitor, messenger, and busboy due to him frequently became unemployed and homeless.
However, it was his love for acting which drove him towards excelling outside of academics. He attended the High School of Performing Arts after being accepted following auditions and studied method acting under the renowned coach Lee Strasberg. His hard work paid off when he eventually gained acceptance into the Actors Studio. It quickly became a turning point in his life, enabling him to quit his day jobs and focus solely on his talented craft.
Pacino initially performed in plays held in the basements of buildings in New York City. He auditioned for numerous acting groups but was largely rejected until Charlie Laughton took him under his wing and mentored him in HB Studio. A long ago speculating career developed further when he strategically appeared Season-Awake and Sing playhouse in Boston earning career-high $125 weekly. That gig would attract influential entertainment, Martin Bergman, who signed him as an actor and later become his close manager for many years.
His first film debut in 1969, ‘Me, Natalie,’ was followed with another breakthrough performance in ‘The Panic in Needle Park’ – demonstrating an ability to climb realms of different genres. These lit up the way for Francis Ford Coppola to premiere Pacino in one of the most magnificent roles of his career as Michael Corleone in the classic 1972 film ‘The Godfather,’ giving him his first Academy Award nomination. Pacino followed The Godfather with a direct performance in iconic films such as ‘Serpico’, ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, and ‘And Justice for All.’
Despite being a revered actor, Pacino has been criticized for repeating his acting role styles. However, the audience still marvels over his thrilling performances in cult classics like ‘Scarface,’, ‘The Devil’s Advocate,’ and is continually churning out fine work even now, such as in ‘Phil Spector,’ ‘Paterno,’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ and the critically acclaimed epic gangster film, ‘The Irishman.
Al Pacino’s career accomplishments consist of an enviable array of highly successful productions spanning television and cinema. Notably, they include some of Hollywood’s greatest box office hits like ‘Scent of a Woman’, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar. Additionally, he has received massive recognition for his extraordinary portrayals throughout cinema which granted him lifetime achievement awards and various accolades like The Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 71st Golden Globe Awards perceiving Al Pacino as outstanding for his comedic and dramatic work. Other unique recognition includes been facilitated by the Icon Award Golden Camera with accolades like seeing him enshrined onto the dust it Cast Rim Walk before Mann’s Chinese Theater.
Personal Life and Real Estate
Pacino is known to be fiercely secretive regarding his private life but is currently not believed to be married or in a relationship. He has three children – daughter Julie Marie with American acting teacher Jan Tarrant and twins Anton James and Olivia Rose with actress Beverly D’Angelo. For someone who has received worldwide accolade for his profession, he has always remained humble and protective of his personal space, choosing to maintain his privacy over tabloid headlines.
Additionally, Pacino has multiple real estate holdings, owning houses in the New York City area, including Beverly hills, Manhattan, Coldwater Canyon Drive in L.A., Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania, and a beachfront residence in Santa Barbara. His multiple properties portray an intelligent eye for investment beyond acting achievements.
Al Pacino’s inspiring journey from a struggling young actor performing exclusively to basement theatre audiences in NYC’s theatre underground to becoming one of the most respected names of Hollywood spans more than five decades. He continues to remain one of the most sought-after actors of both the big and small screen who has renowned his net worth at around $120 million today owing to his exceptional contributions to both. >
Interesting Facts about Al Pacino
- Ranked #4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Was arrested, charged with carrying a concealed weapon. [January 1961]
- Son of Sal Pacino (insurance agent) and Rose (nee Gerardi) Pacino; his maternal grandparents originate from Corleone, Sicily. His paternal grandparents originate from San Fratello, Sicily. Aside from his grandparents being from Corleone in Sicily, his real name "Alfredo" and childhood nickname "Sonny" are also indirect references to the names of his siblings in his breakthrough movie "The Godfather" (Fredo and Sonny).
- Turned down the role of Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), which went to Dustin Hoffman.
- Turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), which went to Harrison Ford.
- Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), which went to Richard Dreyfuss.
- Turned down Apocalypse Now (1979), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Pretty Woman (1990) and Crimson Tide (1995).
- Was offered the role of Harvey Dent / Two-Face on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), which went to Richard Moll.
- Originally asked for $7 million for The Godfather: Part III (1990), a figure that so enraged director Francis Ford Coppola that he threatened to write a new script that opened with Michael Corleone's funeral. Pacino settled for $5 million.
- Francis Ford Coppola asked Pacino to play Captain Willard in his film Apocalypse Now (1979). Pacino politely turned down the offer, saying he would "do anything" for Francis but he "wouldn't go to war with him!".
- Stopped a two-pack-a-day smoking habit to protect his voice (1994). In the mid-1980s, he had been smoking four packs of cigarettes a day. He now only occasionally smokes herbal cigarettes.
- Pacino was so much into character (playing a plain-clothes New York City policeman) while filming Serpico (1973) he actually pulled over and threatened to arrest a truck driver for exhaust pollution.
- Larry King considers Pacino's appearance on his show Larry King Live (1985) in November 1996 as one of his personal all-time favorite interviews.
- Is one of the few Hollywood stars who has never married.
- Despite the fact that he starred in "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui" for Off-Broadway scale pay (the minimum salary allowed by Actor's Equity), the production had the highest ticket price in Off-Broadway history at $100 per ticket.
- Is one of twelve actors to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. The other ten are Barry Fitzgerald Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx, Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson. Pacino was the second male actor, after Fitzgerald, to have been nominated for both a Best Supporting Actor and a Best Actor Oscar in the same year; the third is Foxx, who was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in 2005.
- Won two Tony Awards: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" (1969) and as Best Actor (Play) for "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" (1977).
- Won his first Academy Award twenty-one years after his first nomination.
- He and Chris Sarandon improvised their scene on the phone in the film Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
- Studied at the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio (HB Studio), where he met acting teacher Charlie Laughton (not to be confused with Charles Laughton), who became his mentor and best friend.
Additional information of Al Pacino
|Best Match for Marriage||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Break Up||Beverly D'Angelo|