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Al Pacino Net Worth

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Al Pacino net worth:
$185 Million

Al Pacino information

Al Pacino information

Birth date: April 25, 1940
Birth place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Theatre Director
Education:High School of Performing Arts, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, HB Studio
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Julie Marie Tarrant, Olivia Rose D'Angelo, Anton James D'Angelo
Parents:Sal Pacino, Rose Gerard Pacino
Siblings:Roberta Pacino, Josette Pacino, Desiree Pacino, Paula Pacino
Awards:Academy Award for Best Actor, Kennedy Center Honors, AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, David di Donatello Special Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Obie Award for Best Actor
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Movies:, Beyond Deceit, Jewel of India
TV shows:Angels in America, The Godfather Saga

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One of the hottest guy in Hollywood Al Pacino net-worth can be believed to be 135 million dollars. Al Pacino whose actual name is Alfredo James Pacino is an American celebrity, who appeared in lots of films both on stage and screen. In his youthful days, his parents got divorced and he needed to move with his mom to stay with his grandparents.

In those days, Al Pacino didn’t want to go to college whatsoever. Finally, after performing in many school plays, Al Pacino determined to become actor in his own future and likely at that time no one could have believed that Al Pacino net-worth could be just as high as it’s today. Nevertheless, initially his selection didn’t look like a blessed one. In the start of it, he generally felt depressed and being consistently in a poverty.

Al Pacino Net-Worth – 135 Million Dollars

Then, Al Pacino fulfilled his acting mentor Lee Strasberg who helped him to register in to big-screen performances. His first advent movie was called “Me, Natalie” which was launched in 1969. Right after, he really got a part within the picture entitled “The Panic in Needle Park”. The character in that movie made him fairly known along with the look led him to be selected by Francis Ford Coppola in his own transfer to behave as Michael Corleon. With this part, in addition, he got time nominated within the Oscar Awards.

Next, Al Pacino was picked to play in traditional movies including “Serpico”, “And Justice for All” and “Dog Day Afternoon”. Still, when the 1980’s arrived, Al Pacino recognized that 70s handled him far better. All of the roles in such films were extremely successful and it raised the level of Al Pacino net-worth too.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Irishman2018pre-productionJimmy Hoffa
Dabka2017completedSeymour Tolbin
The Trap2017/Ipre-production
Hangman2017/IIpost-productionDetective Archer
Misconduct2016Charles Abrams
Danny Collins2015Danny Collins
Manglehorn2014Manglehorn
The Humbling2014Simon Axler
Salomé2013King Herod
Phil Spector2013TV MoviePhil Spector
Stand Up Guys2012Val
Jack and Jill2011/IAl Pacino
The Son of No One2011Detective Charles Stanford
You Don't Know Jack2010TV MovieJack Kevorkian
Righteous Kill2008Rooster
Ocean's Thirteen2007Willy Bank
88 Minutes2007Jack Gramm
Two for the Money2005Walter
The Merchant of Venice2004Shylock
Angels in America2003TV Mini-SeriesRoy Cohn
Gigli2003Starkman
The Recruit2003Walter Burke
People I Know2002Eli Wurman
S1m0ne2002Viktor Taransky
Insomnia2002Will Dormer
Chinese Coffee2000Harry Levine
Any Given Sunday1999Tony D'Amato
The Insider1999Lowell Bergman
The Devil's Advocate1997John Milton
Donnie Brasco1997Lefty
City Hall1996Mayor John Pappas
Heat1995Lt. Vincent Hanna
Two Bits1995Grandpa
Carlito's Way1993Carlito
Scent of a Woman1992Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Glengarry Glen Ross1992Ricky Roma
Frankie and Johnny1991Johnny
The Godfather: Part III1990Don Michael Corleone
Dick Tracy1990Big Boy Caprice
The Local Stigmatic1990Graham
Sea of Love1989Det. Frank Keller
Revolution1985Tom Dobb
Scarface1983Tony Montana
Author! Author!1982Ivan Travalian
Cruising1980Steve Burns
...and justice for all.1979Arthur Kirkland
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesDon Michael Corleone
Bobby Deerfield1977Bobby
Dog Day Afternoon1975Sonny
The Godfather: Part II1974Michael
Serpico1973Serpico
Scarecrow1973Lion
The Godfather1972Michael Corleone
The Panic in Needle Park1971Bobby
Me, Natalie1969Tony
N.Y.P.D.1968TV SeriesJohn James

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Danny Collins2015performer: "Hey Baby Doll", "Don't Look Down"
Phil Spector2013TV Movie performer: "Abraham, Martin and John"
Jack and Jill2011/Iperformer: "Dunkaccino"
Bobby Deerfield1977performer: "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Boo-Hoo!"
Serpico1973performer: "Aria di Rinuccio" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salomé2013
Wilde Salomé2011Documentary
Chinese Coffee2000
Looking for Richard1996Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Humbling2014producer
Looking for Richard1996Documentary producer
The Local Stigmatic1990producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wilde Salomé2011Documentary written by
Looking for Richard1996Documentary narration

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desire2015/IShort special thanks
Mantus2014special thanks
Art of Conflict2012Documentary special thanks
Arbitrage2012the director wishes to thank
Little Spain2011Documentary very special thanks
Dick Tracy Special2010TV Movie special thanks
Explicit Ills2008special thanks
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game special thanks
Based on a True Story2004Documentary thanks
Biography2001TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentary thanks
In the Name of the Father1993special thanks
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stand Up Guys: The Stand Up Songs of Jon Bon Jovi2013Video shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter
Close Up2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself
Casting By2012DocumentaryHimself
The Godfather Legacy2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Little Spain2011DocumentaryHimself
Wilde Salomé2011DocumentaryHimself / King Herod
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Being Frank Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee (segment "Al Pacino")
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale2009Documentary shortHimself
Caia Quem Caia2008TV SeriesHimself
Film '722008TV SeriesHimself
88 Minutes: Director's Point of View2008Video shortHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino2007TV MovieHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself - Ocean's 13 Premiere
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Experience2006TV Series documentaryHimself / Hickey
'Dog Day Afternoon': After the Filming2006Video shortHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Casting the Controversy2006Video shortHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Recreating the Facts2006Video shortHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': The Story2006Video shortHimself
Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute2006TV MovieHimself
The Making of 'Two for the Money'2006Video documentary shortHimself
El Magacine1999-2005TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Heat'2005Video documentaryHimself
'Merchant of Venice': Shakespeare Through the Lens2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Honorary Oscar to Sidney Lumet
Pacino and DeNiro: The Conversation2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Babbleonia2005Video documentaryHimself
The Culture Show2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Caiga quien caiga2004TV SeriesHimself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Unseen + Untold: Scarface2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scarface: Acting2003Video documentary shortHimself
Scarface: Creating2003Video documentary shortHimself
Scarface: The Rebirth2003Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHimself
180°: Christopher Nolan Interviews Al Pacino2002Video documentary shortHimself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHimself
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Exclusif2002TV SeriesHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards2000TV Special
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play
Making of the Insider2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Scarface'1998Video documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP1998TV SeriesHimself
À part ça...1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Pitch1997DocumentaryHimself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Caiga quien caiga1996TV SeriesHimself
Primer plano1996TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Richard1996DocumentaryHimself / Richard III
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jonas in the Desert1994DocumentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Moving Image Salutes Al Pacino1993TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama & Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Making of 'Scent of a Woman'1992Documentary shortLieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Madonna: Truth or Dare1991DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tonight with Jonathan Ross1991TV SeriesHimself
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Sea of Love'1989ShortHimself
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Play
Filming a Love Story: Bobby Deerfield1977Documentary shortHimself
Lumet: Film Maker1975Documentary shortHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Godfather: Behind the Scenes1971Documentary shortHimself
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Supporting Actor in a Play
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Academy Event: Heat2016Video shortHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Behind the Scenes of Danny Collins2015Video shortHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Humbling
Third's a Charm: The Making of 'Ocean's Thirteen'2014Video documentaryHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Inside Story: Scarface2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lowdown on Making Stand Up Guys2013Video shortHimself
Stand Up Guys: American Muscle - The Stand Up Stunt Driving Scenes2013Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Quick Reviews with Maverick2016TV SeriesVincent Hanna / Ricky Roma
Welcome to the Basement2012-2015TV SeriesRicky Roma / Sonny / Serpico
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentarySteve Burns
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Humbling
2nd Indie Fest of YouTube Videos 20142014TV MovieHimself
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood2014DocumentaryHimself
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I)2014DocumentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryTony Montana
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013TV SeriesFrank Serpico
The Being Frank Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2011TV SeriesHimself - Award Winning Actor
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee (segment "Al Pacino")
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesMichael Corleone
MythBusters2008TV Series documentaryLieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Return To..2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryArthur Kirkland / John Milton (uncredited)
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialHimself
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryMichael Corleone (uncredited)
The Godfather and the Mob2006TV Movie documentary
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Bullets Over Hollywood2005TV Movie documentary
El oficio de actor2005TV Movie documentaryDon Michael Corleone Sonny Wortzik
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialHimself
Carlito's Way: Brian De Palma on 'Carlito's Way'2005Video shortCarlito
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
Camilla: The Uncrowned Queen2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Based on a True Story2004Documentary
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2004TV SeriesHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentarySteve Burns (uncredited)
The Making of 'Carlito's Way'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Ultimate Fights from the Movies2002Video documentaryTony Montana (Scarface)
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Francis Coppola's Notebook2001Video documentary short
Gordon Willis on Cinematography2001Video documentary shortMichael Corleone (uncredited)
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Remembers2000TV Series documentary
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialOfficer Frank Serpico (uncredited)
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity1999Video documentaryHimself
Gomorron1995TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Show1995TV SeriesHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
In the Name of the Father1993Michael Corleone
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoDon Michael Corleone
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982TV SeriesIvan Travalian
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsMost Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love InterestDanny Collins (2015)· Katarina Cas
2013Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyInternational
2012Career Achievement AwardDublin International Film FestivalFor his outstanding contribution to film
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleJack and Jill (2011)· Adam Sandler
· Katie Holmes
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorJack and Jill (2011)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2011Queer LionVenice Film FestivalWilde Salomé (2011)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini ActorYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Actor of the DecadeAngels in America (2003)
2009Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorRighteous Kill (2008)· Robert De Niro
2007Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
2005American Cinematheque AwardAmerican Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAngels in America (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieAngels in America (2003)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorAngels in America (2003)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesAngels in America (2003)
2003OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
2001Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
2000Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
1997BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorDonnie Brasco (1997)
1997DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in DocumentaryLooking for Richard (1996)
1996Lifetime Achievement AwardGotham Awards
1996Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
1994Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleScent of a Woman (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaScent of a Woman (1992)
1992Film Excellence AwardBoston Film Festival
1992Best ActorValladolid International Film FestivalGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)· Jack Lemmon
· Ed Harris
· Alan Arkin
· Kevin Spacey
· Alec Baldwin
· Jonathan Pryce
1991American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureDick Tracy (1990)
1980Best ActorKarlovy Vary International Film Festival...and justice for all. (1979)
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975Prize San SebastiánSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest ActorDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaSerpico (1973)
1974DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Serpico (1973)
1973Special DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsThe Godfather (1972)
1973NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorSerpico (1973)
1972NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorThe Godfather (1972)
1972NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Godfather (1972)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalDanny Collins (2015)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionPhil Spector (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesPhil Spector (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MoviePhil Spector (2013)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesPhil Spector (2013)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorPhil Spector (2013)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesPhil Spector (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionPhil Spector (2013)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2009Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Actor88 Minutes (2007)
2008EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsMost Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest88 Minutes (2007)· Alicia Witt
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: VillainOcean's Thirteen (2007)
2006Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryTwo for the Money (2005)· Rene Russo
2004Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorGigli (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAngels in America (2003)
2004TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaAngels in America (2003)
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)Insomnia (2002)
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearInsomnia (2002)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesAngels in America (2003)
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album· Gerry Bamman
· Robert Bella
· Claire Bloom
· Lindsay Crouse
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Brian Dennehy
· Denise Dumont
· Jill Gascoine
· Amy Irving
· Anne Jackson
· Jordan Lage
· Brian Stokes Mitchell
· Alfred Molina
· Natasha Richardson
· Patrick Stewart
· Allyson Tucker
· Kathleen Turner (also producer)
· Eli Wallach
· Fritz Weaver
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - DramaAny Given Sunday (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaThe Insider (1999)
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Devil's Advocate (1997)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorDonnie Brasco (1997)
1998Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorDonnie Brasco (1997)
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe Devil's Advocate (1997)
1997Truer Than Fiction AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsLooking for Richard (1996)
1994DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Carlito's Way (1993)
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1993CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1993CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorScent of a Woman (1992)
1991OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleDick Tracy (1990)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Godfather: Part III (1990)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDick Tracy (1990)
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleDick Tracy (1990)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorDick Tracy (1990)
1991CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDick Tracy (1990)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaSea of Love (1989)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorRevolution (1985)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaScarface (1983)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalAuthor! Author! (1982)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading Role...and justice for all. (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama...and justice for all. (1979)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaBobby Deerfield (1977)
1977People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Godfather: Part II (1974)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Godfather: Part II (1974)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorSerpico (1973)
1975Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1975People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleSerpico (1973)
1973OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Godfather (1972)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Godfather (1972)
1973BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesThe Godfather (1972)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDick Tracy (1990)
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1974NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorSerpico (1973)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorDonnie Brasco (1997)
1992NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorScent of a Woman (1992)
1991NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorDick Tracy (1990)
1974NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorSerpico (1973)

TitleSalary
S1m0ne (2002)$11,000,000
Insomnia (2002)ca. $11,000,000
Carlito's Way (1993)$6,000,000
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)$1,500,000
The Godfather: Part III (1990)$5,000,000
...and justice for all. (1979)$1,000,000
The Godfather: Part II (1974)$500,000 and 10% of the gross after break-even
The Godfather (1972)$35,000

#Fact
1Offered the role of Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
2Along with Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Emma Thompson, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett, he is one of only eleven actors to receive Academy Award nominations in two acting categories in the same year. He was nominated for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992) and Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) at the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, winning the former award.
3Struggled with alcoholism during the start of his career.
4After completing The Godfather (1972), Al was so broke he actually owed a studio $15,000 so he never saw a paycheck for his work on that film.
5He has worked with 7 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, William Friedkin, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, and Barry Levinson.
6Along with Barry Fitzgerald and Sylvester Stallone, he is one of only three actors to receive Oscar nominations for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing the same character: (1) Fitzgerald was nominated for both awards for playing Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way (1944), (2) Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Michael Corleone The Godfather (1972) and Best Actor for the same role in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and (3) Stallone was nominated for Best Actor for playing Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976) and Best Supporting Actor for the same role in Creed (2015).
7Although he played Morgana King and Marlon Brando's son in The Godfather (1972), he is only ten and sixteen years their junior respectively.
8Has great respect for many of his peers including Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp and Sean Penn.
9As of 2014, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Godfather: Part III (1990), Scent of a Woman (1992) and The Insider (1999). Of those, The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) are winners in the category.
10Claims to have learned more about acting from friend John Cazale than from anybody else.
11During the early 80s Pacino tried unsuccessfully to develop a biographical film on Amedeo Modigliani.
12Release of his book, "Al Pacino in Conversation with Lawrence Grobel". [2006]
13Palisades, New York: Acting [February 2012]
14Starring in "Salome: The Reading" with Marisa Tomei on Broadway. [April 2003]
15Performing on Broadway in "Salome" alongside Sheryl Lee, in the Circle in the Square Theatre, New York, USA. [June 1992]
16Became a father for the 2nd and 3rd time at age 60 when his [now ex] partner Beverly D'Angelo gave birth to their twins Anton and Olivia Pacino on January 25, 2001.
17Became a father for the 1st time at age 49 when his [now ex] partner Jan Tarrant gave birth to their daughter Julie Marie Pacino, aka Julie Pacino, on October 16, 1989.
18One of the few Razzie Award winners to have won an acting award for playing himself. He won Worst Supporting Actor for Jack and Jill (2011).
19Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson, Jason Robards, Jeremy Irons, Geoffrey Rush and Christopher Plummer.
20Starred as King Herod in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" on Broadway in 1992 opposite Sheryl Lee (directed by Robert Allan Ackerman), and in 2003 opposite Marisa Tomei (directed by Estelle Parsons). He reprised the role opposite Jessica Chastain in 2006 in Los Angeles and in the documentary-drama film Wilde Salomé (2011) that he also wrote and directed.
21He was awarded the 2011 American National Medal of the Arts for his services to drama on February 13, 2012 at the White House in Washington D.C.
22Before becoming a professional actor he held a number of jobs including a messenger, shoe salesman, supermarket checker, shoe shiner, furniture mover, office boy, fresh-fruit polisher, and a newsboy.
23Spoke three of the American Film Institute's 100 Movie Quotes: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." from The Godfather: Part II (1974) at #58, "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" from Scarface (1983) at #61 and "Attica! Attica!" from Dog Day Afternoon (1975) at #86.
24He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
25Lives in Palisades, New York.
26The voice of Moe the Bartender from The Simpsons was based on Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
27Lifetime Member of the prestigious Actors Studio. He was accepted into the studio in 1966, studying under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg.
28He is a huge fan of Dick Van Dyke.
29Got Kevin Spacey his first major role in a film. Pacino saw Spacey performing on Broadway and suggested him to the director of Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) for the role of "John Williamson".
30When asked by the AFI, he named The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) and Singin' in the Rain (1952) as his favorite films.
31(Summer 1992) Starred on Broadway alongside Sheryl Lee in Oscar Wilde's "Salome", in the Circle in the Square Theatre, under the direction of Robert Allan Ackerman. The play costarred Suzanne Bertish, Arnold Vosloo and Esai Morales.
32Former New York deputy mayor Ken Lipper was one of Pacino's classmates in school.
33Resides in Beverly Hills, California.
34He has been a friend of HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, for several years, and has stayed as his guest at Highgrove House.
35His Oscar nomination for The Godfather (1972) marked his first of 4 consecutive nominations, a feat he shares with Jennifer Jones (1943-1946), Thelma Ritter (1950-1953), Marlon Brando (1951-1954) and Elizabeth Taylor (1957-1960).
36Has suffered from chronic insomnia.
37Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses." Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had thought of firing him during the early shooting of the now-classic film, vetoed Pacino for the lead. Instead, Evans insisted on the casting of the even shorter Dustin Hoffman! On her part, Christie -- who was notoriously finicky about accepting parts, even in prestigious, sure-fire material -- turned down the female lead, which was then taken by Marthe Keller (who, ironically, became Pacino's lover after co-starring with him in Bobby Deerfield (1977)). Of his dream cast, Schlesinger only got Olivier, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Pacino has yet to co-star with Christie.
38Over the end credits of Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) the two stars, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon compete at doing Pacino impressions.
39At one point, David Cronenberg was in line to direct the film The Singing Detective (2003), with Pacino in the lead.
401970-75: Lived with Jill Clayburgh.
41Revealed to James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) for the first time ever that his maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily.
42Stated in an interview that the movie he most wanted to be in but couldn't get the role was Slap Shot (1977). Director George Roy Hill opted not to go with Pacino because he could not ice skate.
4310/16/97: Imprinted his hands and signature in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
44Was director Bryan Singer's first choice for the role of "Dave Kujan" in The Usual Suspects (1995). Pacino passed on the role and has since stated that that is the role he regrets passing on the most.
45His performance as Frank Serpico in Serpico (1973) is ranked #40 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
46His performance as "Michael Corleone" in The Godfather: Part II (1974) is ranked #11 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
47His performance as Tony Montana in Scarface (1983) is ranked #74 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
482006: His performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (1974) is ranked #20 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
492006: His performance as Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) is ranked #4 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
50Turned down role as Michael Corleone in the Godfather videogame.
51Turned down the role of Richard Sherman for a remake of The Seven Year Itch (1955) which was never filmed.
52During the making of The Recruit (2003), he met and became close friends with Colin Farrell. He went on to call Farrell the most talented actor of his generation.
53He is one of only six actors to be nominated for an Oscar for playing the same role in two films. He was nominated as for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). The others are Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Peter O'Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968), Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976) and Creed (2015).
54Had been friends with John Cazale since they were teenagers. They starred together in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Godfather (1972).
55Alec Baldwin, who co-starred with Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and Looking for Richard (1996), wrote a 65-page final thesis on Pacino and method acting for his degree at NYU.
56Early in his acting career, he considered changing his name to "Sonny Scott" to avoid being typecast by his Italian name. "Sonny" was his childhood nickname.
57Briefly worked as a stand-up comic early in his career.
58Worked in the mail room of Commentary magazine.
59Has a production company called Chal Productions. The "Ch" is in tribute his friend "Charlie Laughton" (not the actor Charles Laughton) while the "Al" is for himself.
60Attended The High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out.
61Grew up in the South Bronx, New York City
622005: Premiere Magazine ranked him as #37 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
63He and Jamie Foxx are two out of the only three actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in the same year. (Barry Fitzgerald did it first in 1945) Pacino was nominated in 1993 for Scent of a Woman (1992) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) / Foxx in 2005 for Ray (2004) and Collateral (2004). Both men won the Best Actor award, and they both played blind men in their roles: Pacino as Frank Slade and Foxx as Ray Charles.
64His favorite actress is Julie Christie.
65While Paramount brass dithered over whether to cast him as Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972), the role that would make him a star, a frustrated Pacino signed up for the role of Mario Trantino in The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971). When Paramount finally decided to offer him the role in "The Godfather", it had to buy him out of his contract with MGM. Ironically, the role went to Robert De Niro, whom The Godfather: Part II (1974) would make a star.
66Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
67His performance in the Broadway play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" won him a Tony Award for Best Dramatic Supporting Actor, and a Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1969.
68Won the Best Actor Obie (awarded for the best Off-Broadway performances) for "The Indian Wants The Bronx" in 1968. Was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for "Why Is A Crooked Letter" in 1966.
69Was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in "Richard III" in Boston from Dec. 1972 to Jan. 1973 and at the Cort Theater in New York City from June 10 to July 15, 1979. He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's "Aurturo Ui" at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977, for which Pacino won a Tony Award. Wheeler also directed Pacino in Heathcote Williams' "The Local Stigmatic" for Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City in 1976. Pacino appeared in a 1989 film of "Stigmatic" (The Local Stigmatic (1990)) directed by Wheeler that was presented at the Cinémathèque in Los Angeles.
70He has four sisters: Josette, a teacher, twins Roberta Pacino and Paula, and a younger sister named Desiree, whom Pacino's father adopted whilst married to his fourth wife.
71He is the stepson of actress and make-up artist Katherin Kovin-Pacino.
72He was rejected repeatedly by studio heads while auditioning for the role of Michael in The Godfather (1972) but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. This film was shot briskly because both the director and the leading actor were in constant fear of being fired. Ironically, it turned out to be a breakthrough for both.
73Read for Chazz Palminteri's part in The Usual Suspects (1995). Source: Director Bryan Singer, "Pursuing The Usual Suspects" documentary from UK DVD.
74In 2004 he became the 18th performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting. Oscar: Best Actor, Scent of a Woman (1992); Tony: Best Supporting Actor-Play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?: (1969) and Best Actor-Play "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" (1977); and Emmy: Best Actor-Miniseries/Movie, Angels in America (2003).
75Portrayed crime bosses in The Godfather Trilogy, Scarface (1983) and Dick Tracy (1990).
76He was voted the 41st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
77In a "Playboy" magazine interview, he claimed that he was fired from his job as a movie theater usher while walking down the staircase and admiring himself in the mirrored wall.
78For a short while, he was the only actor to be in the #1 Best and Worst Movie on IMDb: The Godfather (1972) and Gigli (2003).
79Was voted the Number 1 greatest movie star of all time in a Channel 4 (UK) poll.
80He is an avid William Shakespeare fan, "Hamlet" being his favorite play.
81Studied acting under his friend Charles Laughton.
82He and Chris Sarandon improvised their scene on the phone in the film Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
83Won his first Oscar twenty-one years after his first nomination.
84Won two Tony Awards: in 1969 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and in 1977 as Best. Actor (Play) for "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel."
85He is one of the eleven elite thespians 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 and Cate Blanchett. 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.
86Despite 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.
87One of the few Hollywood stars who has never married.
88Larry King considers Pacino's appearance on his show Larry King Live (1985) in November 1996 as one of his personal all-time favorite interviews.
89Once worked as an usher at Carnegie Hall.
90Is an avid fan of opera.
91Al was so much into character (playing a plain-clothes NYC cop) while filming Serpico (1973) he actually pulled over and threatened to arrest a truck driver for exhaust pollution.
921994: Stopped a two-pack-a-day smoking habit to protect his voice. In the mid-1980s he had been smoking four packs of cigarettes a day. He now only occasionally smokes herbal cigarettes.
93Francis Ford Coppola asked Pacino to play Captain Willard in his film Apocalypse Now (1979). Pacino politely turned down the offer, saying he'd "do anything" for Francis but he "wouldn't go to war with him!".
94Was frequently refered to as "that midget Pacino" by producers of The Godfather (1972) who didn't want him for the part of Michael Corleone.
95His maternal grandparents originate from Corleone, Sicily. His paternal grandparents originate from San Fratello, Sicily.
96Originally 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.
97Turned down Crimson Tide (1995).
98Turned down Pretty Woman (1990).
99Turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
100Turned down Apocalypse Now (1979).
101Turned down Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
102Turned down the role of Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
103Dropped out of school at the age of 17.
104Son of Sal Pacino (insurance agent) and Rose Pacino (she died when Al was 22).
105January 1961: Was arrested, charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
106October 1997: Ranked #4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

#Quote
1[on becoming famous] The reaction wasn't positive. I was catapulted out of a cannon. People are more accepting of fame today because of all the media outlets. Young people even aspire to it. I became more aware of myself, constantly reminded that I had this name because strangers kept calling me by it. Being an outsider is part of being an artist. You try to conform. But some of us just can't. I didn't know what was expected of me. I still don't.
2[on Johnny Depp] -- Johnny is one of the greatest actors of his generation. He has incredible instincts. He's able to put himself into the head of his character and vary his level according to the needs of each scene. That's a very rare gift.
3[on Diane Keaton getting him back into movies after a four-year hiatus in the 1980s] I'd probably be a short-order cook right now if it wasn't for Diane. I'd become kind of detached from everything and I was enjoying a life out of the mix. She's the one who found Sea of Love (1989) and told me I should do it. She said, 'You're not on the A-list anymore, buddy. Are you going to go back to living in a rooming house? You've been rich too long. You're an adult now.'"
4[on one's career] I think that the idea of resurgence is wonderful. But basically I think it's just luck. Also, if you start to say, 'How about if I made a movie with this person who is really a good director?' or 'How about if I did a movie about something that I feel I've got something to say about?' These things happen and I feel you're lucky when it happens.
5[on being off-screen from 1985 to 1989] I poured my own money into my own film, The Local Stigmatic (1990). Which I never released. I did some plays. All of a sudden the years passed and suddenly I owed some back taxes and the mortgage was due and I was broke. But you know what really hit me? I was walking through Central Park and this guy comes up to me - didn't know him at all - and he says, 'Hey, what happened to you? We don't see you, man.' I said, 'Well, I... uh... uh...' and he said, 'C'mon Al, I want to see you up there.' And I recognized that I was lucky to have what I've been given. You gotta use it.
6[on directing] I have worked with many great film directors and seen that there is a level of film-making that I can never get to so I don't even bother. I just enjoy engaging in film as an amateur. I don't have the pressure of having to deliver. I am off the hook.
7I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
8[on The Godfather trilogy] A long, awful, tiring story.
9[on turning down the part of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)] That role was mine for the taking but I couldn't understand the script.
10I was smoking at nine and smoking a pipe by 12... well, I was dramatic. The cop on the beat used to buy us booze when I was 13 and 14. He was a great guy. He would say, 'Have a little of this', and he would keep a watch on us. I don't know that it would be politically correct but he is not working anymore and is long retired.
11[on rejecting the role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988)] I gave that boy [Bruce Willis] a career.
12The first thing that comes to mind about Sea of Love (1989)? Ellen Barkin's body.
13[on Scarface (1983)] We couldn't show our faces after it opened. I was at a party after a screening at Sardi's. I walked in and the faces looked like those in a wax museum. People were sitting so still. Liza Minnelli was there. She hadn't seen the movie. She came up to me and said: 'What did you do to these people?' And yet it survived.
14Something happened in the 1980s that is hard to define. It had something to do with the movies that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas - both very close friends of Francis Ford Coppola - started to make. I met them when they were kids. I saw them as real film people. I got no feeling of theatre from them. They are geniuses. But they set the standard for a new kind of movie. You also can't discount the impact of television. It's a complex story. Those socially concerned movies like Serpico (1973) or Dog Day Afternoon (1975) or Taxi Driver (1976) were no longer as doable. Those films became independent film. They were no longer launched as brassy marquee features. That's exactly right. You look at The Panic in Needle Park (1971): a film about two drug addicts in the city. That was made by Fox. They could never get that made today.
15[on working with Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)] I loved him. He was such a sensitive person. He saw the difficulties I was having and I think he saw a little of himself when he was young. I was in awe. I remember once he came up behind me and gave me a little massage. 'You okay?' he'd say.
16[on being offered the part of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)] Naturally my first thought was: 'I can't play that. It's a really hard part. Can't I play Sonny? That's a good part.' Then all this screen testing began. It was the Scarlett O'Hara of its day. Francis put that cast together and they okayed everybody except for me and Marlon Brando. Finally, they okayed Marlon. 'But this kid? No way!'
17[on his acting teacher Lee Strasberg] Someone said to him: 'Oh, I know you.' He replied: 'You know my name. You don't know me'.
18[on the tough neighborhood he grew up in] They used to call it Fort Apache - the 41st Precinct. But that was the start of the heroin thing. Around 1948 that's when the drugs came into New York. That's when the trouble started. Of all my dearest, closest friends from that time, none of them survived.
19[on being in Dublin, Ireland] I always feel so at home here, it's great. In fact, I just want to do a movie here so then I could really stay for a while, get around and see it, and be a part of it.
20I'm the same now as I've always been - sort of a recluse. People resent me for remaining myself when they think I should be acting like a superstar. I never wanted to be an actor and I don't particularly enjoy it. I have to act. There just isn't anything else for me.
21[on preparing to play the character of Tony Montana in Scarface (1983)] I worked with an expert in knife combat, with a physical education guy who helped me get the kind of body I wanted for the part. I used the boxer Roberto Durán a little bit. There was an aspect of Durán , a certain lion in him that I responded to in this character. And I was very inspired by Meryl Streep's work in Sophie's Choice (1982). I thought that her way of involving herself in playing someone who is from another country and another world was particularly fine and committed and... courageous.
22[on the casting of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)] Francis [Ford Coppola] knew I could do the part, and so did I. But he kept asking me to test again and again. I didn't want to go. I don't go where I'm not wanted. Once I got the role, I was waking up at four or five in the morning and going into the kitchen to brood over [it].
23With young actors I learn from them, just as hopefully I always will. If I were to advise them in some way, I would say this is a craft that you just have to keep doing. Do it whenever you can and you shouldn't spend too much time dealing with the fact that there's a world out there with a lot of competition. You have to educate yourself. You have to read. You have to see things that are inspiring to you.
24[on people considering him a legend] I'm very flattered to hear that, that compliment. I don't think of myself as anything but an actor struggling to find the next role and when I do get the role to try and see if I can find any way into it.
25(1979, on his pre-fame job as a building superintendent) I was about 26. My friend told me about this job with a rent-free apartment and $14 a week. So I went down and got a boiler's permit and came back and I was a super. It was my first real place that was not a rooming house or sharing with a girl-I had lived with a girl before that. Now I had my own little home. I had no money, hardly anything to eat, but I had a roof over my head. I was a super for 11 months. I drank, actually, but I hung in there and came out of it. It was a very fruitful time and, at the same time, it was the lowest time in my life. I used to hang an 8 x 10 glossy of me on the door.
26(1979, on his beginning as an actor at the High School of Performing Arts) I was never very happy with performing; it didn't turn me on much. If I made a catch at third base, I'd do a double somersault and sprawl out on the ground. I was acting-overacting. They taught Stanislavsky at Performing Arts. That whole thing about the Method and serious acting, having to feel it, I thought it was crazy. What was going on? Where was the fun? So I was kind of bored with it.
27[1979, Playboy Magazine] I wanted to be a baseball player, naturally, but I wasn't good enough. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I just had a kind of energy, I was a fairly happy kid, although I had problems in school. In the eighth grade, the drama teacher wrote my mother a letter saying she should encourage me. I used to recite The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. And I would read the Bible in the auditorium. That was the first time I heard of Marlon Brando. I was in a play and they said, "Hey, Marlon Brando - this guy acts like Marlon Brando." Isn't that weird? I was about 12. I guess it was because I was supposed to get sick onstage and I really did get sick every time we did this play. Actually, the person I related to was James Dean. I grew up with the Dean thing. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) had a very powerful effect on me.
28(1979 quote on his first time at the Oscars) I was at the Oscars once, for Serpico. That was the second time I was nominated. I was sitting in the third or fourth row with Diane Keaton. Jeff Bridges was there with his girl. No one expected me to come. I was a little high. Somebody had done something to my hair, blew it or something, and I looked like I had a bird's nest on my head, a real mess. I sat there and tried to look indifferent because I was so nervous. Any time I'm nervous, I try to put on an indifferent or a cold look. At one point, I turned to Jeff Bridges and said, "Hey, looks like there won't be time to get to the Best Actor awards." He gave me a strange look. He said, "Oh, really?" I said, "It's over, the hour is up." He said, "It's three hours long." I thought it was an hour TV show, can you imagine that? And I had to pee-bad. So I popped a Valium. Actually, I was eating Valium like they were candy. Chewed on them. Finally came the Best Actor. Can you imagine the shape I was in? I couldn't have made it to the stage. I was praying, "Please don't let it be me. Please." And I hear . . . "Jack Lemmon." I was just so happy I didn't have to get up, because I never would have made it.
29(1979, Playboy Magazine) Bang the Drum Slowly is my all-time-favorite film. I saw that three or four times. I'd like to go see it again. The baseball motif, the quality of the relationship between Moriarty and De Niro, is beautiful. Maybe I relate to it because I wanted to be a baseball player. For some reason, people don't talk about that movie.
30(1979, on Marlon Brando) There's no doubt every time I see Brando that I'm looking at a great actor. Whether he's doing great acting or not, you're seeing somebody who is in the tradition of a great actor. What he does with it, that's something else, but he's got it all. The talent, the instrument is there, that's why he has endured. I remember when I first saw On the Waterfront. I had to see it again, right there. I couldn't move, I couldn't leave the theater. I had never seen the likes of it. I couldn't believe it.
31The most popular movie I've ever made is Scarface (1983), all over the world. It's amazing to me. It's wonderful. We sometimes forget that it was Oliver Stone who wrote it. He is a political creature, and I think that is an undercurrent in the movie. And the combination of him and Brian De Palma made for this kind of fusion or explosion. It worked.
32I am a dancer, but I don't think I would be on Dancing with the Stars (2005) mainly because I would be too shy.
33I recommend watching The Dresser (1983). It's a great movie if you want to know about actors.
34Gary Cooper was kind of a phenomenon - his ability to take something and elevate it, give it such dignity. One of the great presences. Charles Laughton was my favorite. Jack Nicholson has that kind of persona; he's also a fine actor. Robert Mitchum's great. Lee Marvin, too. These guys are terrific actors.
35After every movie, Humphrey Bogart -- even at the end -- was very worried he'd never get another part. If you don't get the job, there's no work, there's no outlet, there's no expression, there's no painting. You just live and hope that another day will come with a role that will serve as a canvas for you.
36He who persists at his folly will one day be wise.
37An actor with too much money will usually find a way to get rid of it.
38It surprised me, the feeling I got when I won the Oscar for Scent of a Woman (1992). It was a new feeling. I'd never felt it. I don't see my Oscar much now. But when I first got it, there was a feeling for weeks afterward that I guess is akin to winning a gold medal in the Olympics. It's like you've won a race and everybody knows you won. It's a wonderful feeling, a complete feeling.
39[on making The Godfather (1972)] Every time I'd run into Marlon Brando on set, my face would turn red and I'd start laughing...have you any idea what it was like to do a scene with Brando? I sat in movie houses when I was a kid watching Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Viva Zapata! (1952). Now I'm playing a scene with him. He's God, man!
40[on Jack Lemmon] Jack was the most selfless actor I've ever worked with. He was the most considerate and the most generous. He cared a great deal about what he was doing. He was a complete actor who gave 150 percent. But the remarkable thing about Jack was that he kept growing. So his best work was his latest work.
41[on Heat (1995)] I remember chasing Bobby De Niro around at 3 a.m. I didn't warm up and boom, there went my hamstring. I was like, "Great, I feel like old Al." Then I realized, "I AM old Al." I guess I have to keep in shape as I get older. But I don't like to work out. Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lie down until it passes.
42The only problem is, I don't have the appetite to make my own pictures. I don't want to direct. So I'm always in a kind of passive position, waiting for someone to come to me with a project... That I sort of don't like.
43[on Julie Christie] The most poetic of actresses.
44My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well.
45[on The Godfather: Part III (1990)] You know what the problem with that film is? The real problem? Nobody wants to see Michael have retribution and feel guilty. That's not who he is. In the other scripts, in Michael's mind he is avenging his family and saving them. Michael never thinks of himself as a gangster - not as a child, not while he is one and not afterward. That is not the image he has of himself. He's not a part of the Goodfellas (1990) thing. Michael has this code; he lives by something that makes audiences respond. But once he goes away from that and starts crying over coffins, making confessions and feeling remorse, it isn't right. I applaud [Francis Ford Coppola] for trying to get to that, but Michael is so frozen in that image. There is in him a deep feeling of having betrayed his mother by killing his brother. That was a mistake. And we are ruled by these mistakes in life as time goes on. He was wrong. Like in Scarface (1983) when Tony kills Manny - that is wrong, and he pays for it. And in his way, Michael pays for it.
46In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.
47[When asked what a movie of his life would be called and who would play him] It would be called 'The Dustin Hoffman Story'. When we were starting out, [Robert De Niro], me and Hoffman were always sort of mixed up. People mistook us for each other.
48[When asked what romantic character he would want to be] [Pablo Picasso]. I love the idea that he used to just sit and stare at an empty canvas for as long as 12 hours straight. If you keep staring at the canvas, the hope is that something or someone will come to mind. That's a romantic notion in itself.
49I don't understand the hatred and fear of gays and bisexuals and lesbians...it's a concept I honestly cannot grasp. To me, it's not who you love...a man, a woman, what have you...it's the fact THAT you love. That is all that truly matters.
50My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.
51The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful -- my personal life suffers.
52I've always believed, I always hoped . . . I don't think I know what I'm saying when I say this, but I was hoping that we could have a museum where we had films. That there was a museum where films were, like, hung. Like paintings. And you went to the museum. I got the movie The Local Stigmatic (1990) that I made. It's 52 minutes and everybody has seen it now because I've personally got them in to see it, to show it to them and I paid them for it, too. But it's over at the Museum of Modern Art and I love saying . . . This is really pretentious of me, this is what I really like. I love to say: 'Oh, it's at the Museum of Modern Art. Isn't that great?' 'Have you released it?' 'No, I never did.' I love saying that, you know? 'How come?' 'Because I didn't feel like it.' It's fun to do that.
53[on why his film Chinese Coffee (2000) has yet to be released] 'Coffee' is done, I got a couple of little important things to do about it, like little tiny things, and THEN I will unveil it. It's not a movie that you put in a . . . it needs a certain environment to flourish in. It's just the way it is. It doesn't make it better or worse than the picture. It's just the way it is, the nature of it.
54[on whether or not acting is still challenging for him] The challenge? It's always a challenge of a sort. It's a challenge to get up and go and leave your family and go out there in all different parts of the world and do a picture and try to make it come alive . . . You're still challenged for that. I mean, it's the same story. It's just not changed. It seems to be the same thing it always was. It's this effort. If you get excited about a thing then things are generally a little easier. If you get enthusiastic and you want to do something and you feel you are into something then things start to come. But usually to find the enthusiasm and the appetite, that's the challenge.
55[on doing Scarecrow (1973) with Gene Hackman] Gene and I are two people not very similar. We had to play a very close relationship, but I just didn't think we were as connected as we should have been. We seemed apart. We didn't have altercations, we didn't hate each other. But we didn't communicate, didn't think in the same terms. Gene and I were thrown together, but under ordinary circumstances we'd never cavort or be friends. It was two worlds - but I have to say that I was as much responsible as he was.
56[on his friend and Heat (1995) co-star Robert De Niro] I remember seeing things that Bob had done in the past, and very recent times, and have been taken with the work so much that I even wrote [him] about it. Some of his great work -- which is plenty -- I was staggered by the subtlety of his portrayal and the warmth, which is what we often talk about with Bob among us actors who admire him so. It is the warmth and the way he approaches things.
57[on his friend and Heat (1995) co-star Robert De Niro] We know each other's minds. We have shared some things that are personal to us, such as our roles. I know Bobby through his roles. But, then, I don't think we actually talked about the actual work of actors.
58[Presenting the Lifetime of Achievement Award to director Sidney Lumet at the 2005 Academy Awards] As an old village poet put it to me in the 1960s. [If you dig it, it's yours]. I dug Sidney Lumet back then. I dig him now because what he had to give, I took and made it mine. I'm forever grateful along with all the other actors and writers who have benefited from Sidney's genius.
59by Robert Osborne in "Academy Awards 1974 Oscar Annual"] I couldn't exist just doing films. But on the other hand, there is the fame that comes with it, and the money. My problem is I still want to play Hamlet in some little theater somewhere, and time is running out.
60But I was just lucky. People like [Francis Ford Coppola] were making films, and I got opportunities.
61One hopes to find out about the [movie] you're in while you're doing it, not several years later, which is usually when I find out. I'm like, 'Wow, that was a dud! I didn't know, nobody would tell me!' I've done things for certain reasons, but it [comes from] thinking on your feet... Sometimes actors do things not because we have a great desire [for it], but because it's work, and I'm starting to wonder about that.
62People always said that time, the '70s, was about pretty boys, and then I came along!
63I guess you find yourself repeating certain motifs. But at the heart of it all, I'm an actor, always looking for a role. And then you try to make things fresh.
64I'm constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.
65I hope the perception is that I'm an actor, I never intended to be a movie star.
66That's right! That's right! We know the best feeling in the world is the one between the second and third martini. That was my deal. I just enjoyed who I became when I was drinking, so that was something hard to break. I became much quieter, and funny. I must say, that kind of thing came out.
67I'll tell you something. And this is a fact. When I was doing Scarface (1983), I remember being in love at that time. One of the few times in my life. And I was so glad it was at that time. I would come home and she would tell me about her life that day and all her problems and I remember saying to her, 'Look, you really got me through this picture', because I would shed everything when I came home.
68[on whether acting and his roles reflected who he is] In the end you're just playing a role.
69Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them.
70I like what Norman Mailer said about alcohol: 'Drink has killed a lot of my brain cells and I think I would have been a better writer without it, but it would be one less way to relax.'
71I'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.
72When 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!
73There are times when I have a temperament. Yes, my temperament is there ... but I hope I'm gentle. Yes, I think I am.
74I can't say I've been sober though. I don't like that word. What does it mean? 'Sober! He's very sober'.
75The 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.

#Trademark
1Diminutive frame, off-set by his formidable bearing
2Jet black hair
3Surly but essentially moral characters with deep capacity for violence
4Frequently plays men of power and/or authority
5Volcanic tirade, smoke-burnished voice

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