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Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. He is probably best known, among many, for his roles as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy and as Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface. He is regarded by many as one of the best film actors of his generation
Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in New York City's Manhattan borough to Italian-American parents Salvatore Pacino and Rose Gerard (the daughter of an Italian-born father and a New York-born mother of Italian descent). His parents divorced when Pacino was two years old. After the divorce, Al and his mother moved to The Bronx, New York to live with his grandparents, who originated from Sicily. His father Salvatore moved to Covina, California, working as an insurance salesman and owner of his own restaurant called Pacino's Lounge.
Pacino attended Manhattan's School of Performing Arts.
A fan art representation of Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone
|Birth name||Alfredo James Pacino|
|Born||April 25, 1940 (1940-04-25) (age 66)|
South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
|Notable roles||Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy|
Antonio Montana in Scarface
Frank Serpico in Serpico
Lt. Col. Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman
Richard Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross
Vincent Hanna in Heat
1992 Scent of a Woman
|Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie|
2004 Angels in America
|Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play|
1969 Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
1977 The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
|Golden Globe Awards|
|Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama|
1993 Scent of a Woman
Best Actor - Mini-series
2004 Angels in America
Cecil B. DeMille Award (2001)
|Best Actor in a Leading Role|
1974 The Godfather Part II; Dog Day Afternoon
The Godfather is a three-time Academy Award-winning 1972 crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mario Puzo — Puzo and Coppola collaborated on the screenplay. The film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and James Caan. The story spans ten years from late 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the Corleone Mafia family.
The Godfather is ranked as the third best American film in history by the American Film Institute, and is the top movie on the Internet Movie Database's Top 250 list. It is also the number one movie on Metacritic's top 100 list, and #7 on the Rotten Tomatoes all-time best list. It was subsequently followed with The Godfather Part II in 1974 and The Godfather Part III in 1990.