Alfredo “Al” James Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker from New York City, born on April 25, 1940.
His parents are of Italian American descent. Pacino’s parents divorced when only was 2 years old.
His mother later took him to The Bronx, where they lived with her parents James and Kate Gerardi. Pacino’s father moved to Covina, California to work as a salesman.
Al Pacino aimed to become a baseball player in his teen years, and he was also nicknamed “The Actor”. He went to Herman Ridder Junior High School but dropped out at the age of 17.
After his dropout, he took low-paying jobs as a busboy, postal clerk, and messenger.
He has had a career spanning over five decades, during which time he has received numerous honors and accolades.
Pacino is one of few actors to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony Award for acting.
As of 2021, Al Pacino’s net worth is approximately $120 million, making him one of the richest and most popular film icons in the movie industry.
Al Pacino began his acting career in the theatre productions in 1969 where he performed in the Broadway play ‘Does A Tiger Wear a Necktie?’. He also played a minor role in the short film ‘Me, Natalie’. Al Pacino was cast as ‘Bobby’ in 1971 film ‘The Panic in Needle Park’.
His big breakthrough in his career came with the movie ‘The Godfather’ which was released in 1972. The movie received wide critical praise and won three Academy Awards.
The next year, he starred as Francis Lionel ‘Lion’ Delbuchi in ‘Scarecrow’. The following year Al Pacino also was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Serpico’.
In 1974, Al Pacino appeared in the sequel of the Godfather series, the Academy Award-winning ‘The Godfather’. His career slumped in the 1980s and his films were critically panned and were not successful commercially.
In 1990, he starred in the third and final Godfather film. He was nominated for Golden Globe for Best Actor thanks to his performance in the movie.
In the 90s he acted in many successful films such as ‘Frankie and Johnny’, ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’, ‘Scent of a Woman’, ‘Donnie Brasco’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate’.
Here are some of the best highlights of Al Pacino’s career:
The Godfather (Movie, 1972)
Serpico (Movie, 1973)
The Godfather Part 2 (Movie, 1974)
Scarface (Movie, 1983)
Academy Awards (Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1993) – Won
Heat (Movie, 1995)
Ocean’s Thirteen (Movie, 2007)
The Irishman (Movie, 2019)