Alfredo James “Al” ‘Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema’s most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.
No wonder people of all ages are huge fans of him and his stellar performances. He has established a cult for himself in the entertainment industry.
Who is Al Pacino?
Al Pacino is a world-renowned actor especially known for the genres of crime and thriller.
He was nominated for the Academy Award under the Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor category for the films, ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Godfather II’, respectively.
‘Michael Corleone’, the role which he played with great finesse was recognized as the 11th most iconic villain in film history by the American Film Institute.
Early Life of Al Pacino
Al Pacino or Alfred James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940. He is 82 years old as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Al Pacino was born in Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. Thus he holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnic descent.
He was born and brought up in a Christian family and is a follower of Christianity.
Al Pacino was born to Italian-American parents, Rose Genardi, his mother, and Sal Pacino, his father.
However, they divorced when he was young. His mother moved them into his grandparents’ home in the South Bronx.
He had a sad and lonely childhood and Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in the movies.
Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career.
He failed in nearly all of the subjects except English and dropped out of school at the age of 17. His mother did not agree with his decision and after an argument, he left home.
He took several odd jobs such as messenger, busboy, janitor, and postal clerk, to finance his training in acting. During this time he also started acting in basement plays in New York’s theatrical underground but was rejected for the Actors Studio.
He then joined the ‘Herbert Bergh of Studio’ (HB Studio), where he met his acting teacher Charlie Laughton, who became his mentor and best friend.
Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed in auditions.
He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors.
Al Pacino Career
Al Pacino is a great American actor. He began acting in theatre productions and in 1969 he performed in the Broadway play ‘Does A Tiger Wear a Necktie?’ for which he received a Tony Award. He also played a minor role in the short film, ‘Me, Natalie’.
He was cast as ‘Bobby’ in the 1971 movie ‘The Panic in Needle Park’.
He shot to unprecedented fame with the movie ‘The Godfather’, released in 1972.
In 1973, he starred as Francis Lionel ‘Lion’ Delbuchi in ‘Scarecrow’ and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Serpico’.
In 1974, he appeared in the second movie of the Godfather series, the Academy Award-winning ‘The Godfather: Part II’.
With the 1975 film ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, he hit the big screen again and was again nominated for Best Actor.
In 1990, he starred in the third and final Godfather series film, ‘The Godfather, Part III’, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
During the 90’s he acted in several successful films including ‘Frankie and Johnny’ in 1991, ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ in 1992, ‘Scent of a Woman’ in 1992, ‘Heat’ in 1995, ‘Donnie Brasco’ in 1997, and ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ in 1997.
In 2000, he acted in the movie ‘Chinese Coffee’.
In 2002, he starred in the film ‘Insomnia’, a film about a young woman’s mysterious murder. He appeared in the smash hit ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’, in 2007.
In 2010, he received wide critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an assisted-suicide advocate, in TV movie ‘You Don’t Know Jack’.
In 2011, he directed a movie based on Oscar Wilde, ‘Wilde Salome’.
Al Pacino Personal Life
Al Pacino currently lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior.
Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant.
His son Anton James and daughter Olivia Rose (twin) were born from a relationship with actress Beverly D’Angelo, with whom he had a relationship from 1996 until 2003.
His romantic history includes Jill Clayburgh, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Carole Mallory, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with “Godfather” co-star Diane Keaton.
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Al Pacino Net Worth
Al Pacino is an American actor who has a net worth of $130 Million. In the previous year, he had a net worth of $118 Million.
He is the only actor left from his generation, who is still doing work on screen. He has been in the industry for more than 50 years.
His acting career is his main source of income and he nearly earns around $12 Million per year.
He has a massive mansion in Hollywood Hills, California. He also owns a property in Beverly Hills, and at other places.
Al Pacino has a huge collection of cars. He has a Lexus LX 570, Lexus GX 470, Range Rover, and many others.
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Al Pacino was a handsome man in his prime time. He has a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 170 centimetres or 1.70 metres with a weight of 75 kg or 165 lbs.
He has dark brown eyes and black hair on his white complexion.
He maintained his looks even now and is one of the dashing actors.
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