FULL NAME: Alfredo James Pacino
BIRTHPLACE: New York City, New York, U.S
BIRTH SIGN: Taurus
FIRST MOVIE: N.Y.P.D. (1967)
BEST MOVIE: The Godfather (1972)
Al Pacino is a versatile actor and director. In a long career spanning over fifty years, he’s received several awards and accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Lifetime Movie Awards. In addition to his acting prowess, he also directed several notable films and has written several popular books. He wrote and directed the ‘God of Carnage,’ the movie adaptation of a novel that originally appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He’s also directed several plays, such as ‘My Cousin Vinny.’
Al Pacino grew up in a home filled with Italian immigrants who were Americans and Americans who spoke Italian. After attending college, Al Pacino received an award for being the first non-Italian student to receive the honor. He did this while playing football at the University of Illinois, where he was also an on-campus newspaper editor.
He later transferred to the prestigious University of Southern California. Following a brief stint in Hollywood, Al Pacino went back to the college setting to study acting, which led to roles on both Broadway and television. After college, he earned his degree from the University of Miami and then enrolled in graduate school at the University of Rome, where he received a Master’s Degree in Arts.
Al Pacino has been married three times, though each time was to women interested in his acting. He met his first wife, June Carter, in the 1970s while working as a waiter in a restaurant in New York City. They later moved into a house together but divorced in 1980. Following this divorce, Pacino met Luanne Redgrave, who is now his third wife. Their marriage lasted until the 1990s.
Over the past few years, Pacino has been a major name in Hollywood, with a string of films including ‘The Godfather ‘The Godfather Part II.’ He is currently filming the action movie ‘God of Carnage.’ ‘God of Carnage,’ a remake of the 1970s movie, stars Al Pacino as a warlord who rules Las Vegas. And his army of followers. The film follows the rise and fall of Pacino, played by the late Michael Madsen. As an older man, Pacino and his son Al Pascucci (played by Robert Duvall) become enemies after their rivalry spills over, and the son is killed in an accident.
With his extensive acting background, Pacino certainly has experience in the world of theater. Still, there are also plenty of films to choose from if you’re looking for something slightly different from the typical Hollywood film. He recently wrapped shooting the indie drama ‘Sweeney Todd,’ a tale of an alcoholic family. He is also attached to direct and produce the indie comedy ‘God’s Not Dead,’ the follow up to ‘God of Carnage.’ In addition to ‘God’s Not Dead,’ he is also attached to direct the indie thriller ‘A Night at the Opera.’ He’ll also be starring in a new version of ‘Get Shorty’, which will star Jason Lee and Jennifer Garner.
If you’d like to learn more about Al Pacino, do some research online or ask your local cinema chains for a screening schedule. Al Pacino has a large fan base and a good deal of film festivals, so it may pay to book ahead.
Best Movies of Al Pacino:
- The Godfather Part II (1974)
- Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
- The Godfather (1972)
- Serpico (1973)
- The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
- Carlito’s Way (1993)
- The Irishman (2019)
- Scarface (1983)
- Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
- Scarecrow (1973)