April 25, 1940
81 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
77 kg | 170 pounds
44 in | 111 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 86 cm
Al Pacino was born in East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, on April 25, 1940, is an American actor and filmmaker.
Young Al Pacino first started acting in basement plays in New York's theatrical underground.
He began his professional acting career on stage in a plays: "Awake and Sing!" and "America, Hurrah" (1967), at the Charles Playhouse in Boston.
He won a Obie Award for his role as Murph in off-Broadway play "The Indian Wants the Bronx" (1968), at Astor Place Theatre.
He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Bickham in a play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" (1969), at Belasco Theater.
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Pavlo Hummel in a play "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" (1977), at Longacre Theatre.
He got his television debut in ABC series N.Y.P.D. (1968) in episode "Deadly Circle of Violence", in role as John James.
He made his big screen debut in comedy drama movie Me, Natalie (1969) in role as Tony.
He landed his first break with a role as Bobby in romantic drama film The Panic in Needle Park (1971).
Al's breakthrough performance came as Michael Corleone in crime drama movie The Godfather (1972), for which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He played same character in sequels: The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).
He made his directorial debut with documentary film Looking for Richard (1996).
Axis Sally (2021) drama in role as James Laughlin, opposite Lala Kent and Thomas Kretschmann
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) drama thriller in role as Marvin Schwarzs, directed by Quentin Tarantino
The Irishman (2019) biographical crime in role as Jimmy Hoffa, directed by Martin Scorsese
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
Serpico (1973) neo noir biographical crime in role as Frank Serpico, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
The Godfather Part II (1974) crime drama in role as Michael Corleone
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) neo-noir crime drama in role as Sonny Wortzik
...And Justice for All (1979) courtroom drama in role as Arthur Kirkland
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
Dick Tracy (1990) action comedy in role as Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) drama in role Richard Roma
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Lt Col Frank Slade in drama movie Scent of a Woman (1992).
Scarface (1983) crime drama in role as Tony Montana
Carlito's Way (1993) crime drama in role as Carlito Brigante
Donnie Brasco (1997) crime drama in role as Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero
Ocean's Thirteen (2007) heist in role as Willy Bank
Stand Up Guys (2012) thriller comedy in role as Valentine "Val"
Frankie and Johnny (1991) romantic comedy opposite Michelle Pfeiffer
Heat (1995) crime drama with Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer and Natalie Portman
The Insider (1999) drama thriller opposite Russell Crowe
The Devil's Advocate (1997) supernatural horror with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron
Sea of Love (1989) neo-noir thriller opposite Ellen Barkin and John Goodman
Insomnia (2002) psychological thriller with Hilary Swank and Robin Williams
Cruising (1980) thriller drama in role as Steve Burns
Two for the Money (2005) sports drama with Matthew McConaughey and Rene Russo
He won two Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor for his roles as Roy Cohn in HBO miniseries Angels in America (2003) and as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in television biopic You Don't Know Jack (2010).
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Phil Spector in HBO television film Phil Spector (2013).
He played Joe Paterno in HBO television drama film Paterno (2018).
Hunters (2020) Amazon Video drama web television series in role as Meyer Offerman
Attended Herman Ridder Junior High School in Bronx, New York City.
Attended the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York City.
Studied method acting techniques at the HB Studio and the Actors Studio in New York City.
Has four sisters: Josette, twins Roberta Pacino and Paula and a younger sister, Desiree.
He was honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2001.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Shylock in a play "The Merchant of Venice" (2010), at Delacorte Theater / Broadhurst Theater.
Fan of opera and William Shakespeare.
One of the few Hollywood stars who has never married.
Huge fan of Dick Van Dyke.
Friends with John Cazale since they were teenagers.
He was awarded the 2011 American National Medal of the Arts.
He received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2016.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California and in Palisades, New York.
Has been in in relationships with:
Beverly D'Angelo (1997-2003) they have twins: a son Anton James and a daughter Olivia Rose
Jan Tarrant (1988-1989), they have a daughter Julie Marie
He dated Penelope Ann Miller (1993-1994), Lyndall Hobbs (1990-1997), Tuesday Weld (1972), Diane Keaton (1971-1991), Jill Clayburgh (1967-1975), Kathleen Quinlan (1979-1981) and Marthe Keller (1976-1978).
Has been in a long-term relationship with Lucila Solá, since 2009.