Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1940-04-25 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
87 Movies · 16 TV shows
Also Known As: Аль Пачино · آل باتشينو · 艾尔·帕西诺 · อัล ปาชิโน · アル・パチーノ · 알 파치노 · Αλφρέντο Τζέημς "Αλ" Πατσίνο · Αλ Πατσίνο · Αλφρέντο Τζέημς Πατσίνο · Alfredo James Pacino · അൽ പച്ചിനോ
Alfredo James Pacino (; Italian: [paˈtʃiːno]; born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning over five decades, he has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. He is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting. He has also been honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the National Medal of Arts.A method actor and former student of the HB Studio and the Actors Studio, where he was taught by Charlie Laughton and Lee Strasberg, Pacino's film debut came at the age of 29 with a minor role in Me, Natalie (1969). He gained favorable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971). Wide acclaim and recognition came with his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), for which he received his first Oscar nomination, and he would reprise the role in the sequels The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and ...And Justice for All (1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and The Irishman (2019), he earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations. Other notable portrayals include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (1993), Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997), and Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999). He has also starred in the thrillers Heat (1995), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Insomnia (2002), and appeared in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).On television, Pacino has acted in several productions for HBO, including Angels in America (2003) and the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack (2010), winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for each. Pacino currently stars in the Amazon Video web television series Hunters (2020–present).He has also had an extensive career on stage. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, in 1969 and 1977, for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel.Pacino made his filmmaking debut with Looking for Richard (1996), directing and starring in this documentary about Richard III; Pacino had played the lead role on stage in 1977. He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and 2010 stage production of The Merchant of Venice. Pacino directed and starred in Chinese Coffee (2000), Wilde Salomé (2011), and Salomé (2013). Since 1994, he has been the joint president of the Actors Studio.
Pacino has fathered three children. The eldest, Julie Marie (born 1989), is his daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. He has twins, son Anton James and daughter Olivia Rose (born January 25, 2001), with actress Beverly D'Angelo, with whom he had a relationship from 1996 until 2003. He has never been married.Pacino had a relationship with his The Godfather Trilogy co-star Diane Keaton. Their on-again, off-again relationship ended after the filming of The Godfather Part III. Keaton said of Pacino, "Al was simply the most entertaining man... To me, that's, that is the most beautiful face. I think Warren was gorgeous, very pretty, but Al's face is like whoa. Killer, killer face." He has had relationships with Tuesday Weld, Jill Clayburgh, Marthe Keller, Kathleen Quinlan, and Lyndall Hobbs. Pacino had a ten-year relationship with Argentine actress Lucila Polak from 2008 to 2018.
Alfredo James Pacino was born in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City on April 25, 1940. He is the son of Italian-American parents Rose Gerardi and Salvatore Pacino. His parents divorced when he was two years old. He then moved with his mother to the Bronx to live with her parents, Kate and James Gerardi, who were Italian immigrants from Corleone, Sicily. Pacino's father was from San Fratello, Sicily, and moved to work as an insurance salesman and restaurateur in Covina, California.In his teenage years, Pacino was known as "Sonny" to his friends. He had ambitions to become a baseball player and was also nicknamed "The Actor". He attended Herman Ridder Junior High School, but soon dropped out of most of his classes except for English. He subsequently attended the High School of Performing Arts, after gaining admission by audition.His mother disagreed with his decision and, after an argument, he left home. To finance his acting studies, Pacino took low-paying jobs as a messenger, busboy, janitor, and postal clerk, as well as once working in the mailroom for Commentary magazine.Pacino began smoking and drinking at age nine, and used marijuana casually at age 13, but he abstained from hard drugs. His two closest friends died from drug abuse at the ages of 19 and 30. Growing up in the Bronx, Pacino got into occasional fights and was considered somewhat of a troublemaker at school. He acted in basement plays in New York's theatrical underground but was rejected as a teenager by the Actors Studio. Pacino joined the HB Studio, where he met acting teacher Charlie Laughton, who became his mentor and best friend. In this period, he was often unemployed and homeless, and sometimes slept on the street, in theaters, or at friends' houses.In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Pacino recalled it as the lowest point of his life and said, "I was 22 and the two most influential people in my life had gone, so that sent me into a tailspin."After four years at HB Studio, Pacino successfully auditioned for the Actors Studio. The Actors Studio is a membership organization of professional actors, theater directors, and playwrights in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Pacino studied "method acting" under acting coach Lee Strasberg, who appeared with Pacino in the films The Godfather Part II and in ...And Justice for All.During later interviews he spoke about Strasberg and the Studio's effect on his career. "The Actors Studio meant so much to me in my life. Lee Strasberg hasn't been given the credit he deserves ... Next to Charlie, it sort of launched me. It really did. That was a remarkable turning point in my life. It was directly responsible for getting me to quit all those jobs and just stay acting." In another interview he added, "It was exciting to work for him [Lee Strasberg] because he was so interesting when he talked about a scene or talked about people. One would just want to hear him talk, because things he would say, you'd never heard before ... He had such a great understanding ... he loved actors so much."In 2000, Pacino was co-president, along with Ellen Burstyn and Harvey Keitel, of the Actors Studio.
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House of Gucci
Guccio Gucci's grandson was murdered.
American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally
Despite the backlash from his country, James Laughlin accepted the case to defend Gillars. Propaganda was used by the US in Europe. In order to survive the dark and dangerous world of the Third Reich,...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Making The Irishman
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino are going behind the scenes of the universally acclaimed movie.
The Collaboration Of A Lifetime: Scorsese’s Epic The Irishman
Join legendary director Martin Scorsese, and acting icons Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino as we go behind the scenes of their universally acclaimed movie.
A diverse group of Nazi Hunters living in New York City in 1977 discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and are scheming to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The hunt...
The Irishman: In Conversation
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino in conversation about The Irishman.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
The city of Los Angeles in 1969. A struggling actor and stuntman are trying to survive in a constantly changing movie industry with their best friend. Sharon Tate is the young and promising actress an...
Pennsylvania was founded in the mid-sixties. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Frank will be sent to Chicago to hel...
After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is in the middle of a sexual abuse scandal at Penn State that is challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions o...
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
There is a chronicle of the artist's life and career.
In 1972, officer Frank Serpico exposes the corruption which poisons the roots of the NYPD and becomes famous in 1973 when director Sidney Lumet tells his story in the classic film “Serpico,” starring ...
The Pirates of Somalia
Jay Bahadur moved to Africa to look for the story of a lifetime after an inspiring chance encounter with his hero. He tried to get embedded with the local pirates, but ended up in over his head.
A criminal profiler and a homicide detective are trying to catch a serial killer who is inspired by a children's game.
An ambitious lawyer is caught up in a power struggle between his partner and a corrupt executive. When the case takes a deadly turn, he must uncover the truth before he loses everything.
Manglehorn is an old man in a small town. He nurses his sick cat and eats at the same place every day. Manglehorn is an ex-con who gave up the woman of his dreams for a big job 40 years ago. He is obs...
A rock star discovers a letter written to him by John Lennon and decides to change his life.
Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire
In his early days as an actor, a shy young man with theatrical ambitions, like many others, but his charisma and superb acting skills made him truly unique, so that the doors to the starry sky of Holl...
Cruising Electric (1980)
A red-light tie-in is 60 lost seconds of modern movie merchandising.
An aging actor is in a relationship with a younger woman, but it's difficult to keep up with her, following a breakdown and suicide attempt.
While Phil was on trial, there was a drama about his relationship with Linda.
Oscar Wilde's most controversial work, "SOME", a tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn, is re-interpreted by Al Capone as he takes us on a journey.
Salomé was filmed over 5 days in 2011, but has yet to be widely released. It is a part of a double feature on the Oscar Wilde short play "Salomé", together with the Venice-shown documentary "Wilde Sal...
We're No Animals
A Hollywood actor moves to Argentina to find more meaningful work because he is tired of making the same corporate movies.
A new documentary pays tribute to the legacy of a legendary casting director and shines a light on one of the most overlooked and least understood crafts in film.
The Godfather Legacy
The Corleone crime family was the subject of one of the most acclaimed films of all time. Home movies, insightful interviews with filmmakers, actors, law enforcement officials and even former Mafia me...
Stand Up Guys
After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled mobster Val gets together with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. A...
The Son of No One
The district where the cop grew up is where he is assigned to the 118 Precinct. The Precinct Captain is getting letters about murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when he was a...
Jack and Jill
Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and pass...
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
The Deer Hunter was nominated for a Best Picture award. Most people don't know his name. You were a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.
Two veteran New York City detectives are trying to figure out if there is a connection between a recent murder and a case they solved years ago, and if there is a serial killer on the loose.
4 Movies · 1 TV show
A college professor who works as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI received a death threat that said he had only 88 minutes to live.
Brando: The Documentary
The life and legacy of Brando.
Danny Ocean's team of criminals are crafting a plan that is more personal than ever before. Danny Ocean and his team will bring down the casino owner after he has a heart attack. Asking for help from ...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino
The American Film Institute (AFI) presents its 35th Life Achievement Award to Al Pacino.
Brando's life and legacy.
The Merchant of Venice
The city of Venice. Bassanio begged Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he could woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress, but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, s...
2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Celebrities Uncensored is a TV show on the E! network that edited together amusing paparazzi footage of celebrities, usually in public places such as public sidewalks, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. Th...
The brother of a federal prosecutor is ordered to be kidnapped. Gigli's boss sends in Ricki, a gorgeous free-spirited female mobster who has her own set of orders to assist with the kidnapping, when p...
The CIA's secret training grounds, known as the Farm, are where a brilliant CIA student must prove his worth before he is allowed to join the agency.
Angels in America
The story of two couples whose relationships end in 1985 is set in a time when Reagan era politics, the AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate are all present.
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Robert Evans documentary is based on his memoir.
Ultimate Fights from the Movies
The history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema can be found in the second film collection. There are action scenes from 16 movies, including Jet Li and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
People I Know
When a major client becomes involved in a scandal, a New York press agent is forced to scramble.
The career of a producer who is desperate for a hit is in danger when a star walks off the set. The first totally believable synthetic actress was created when the producer decided to create an actres...
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the murder of a teen.
1 Movie · 1 TV show
America: A Tribute to Heroes
A benefit concert and telethon organized by George Clooney and broadcast by the four major television networks just 10 days after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Penta...
You Don't Know Jack
You Don't Know Jack was a game show that aired on ABC in the summer of 2001 and was based on a computer game series. The man who played Pee-wee Herman on Pee-wee's Playhouse was also the host of Troy ...
Donnie Brasco: Out of the Shadows
24 minute documentary featuring interviews with director Mike Newell, writer Paul Attanasio, producer Louis DiGiaimo, actor Johnny Depp, and the real Joseph D. Pistone (a.k.a. Donnie Brasco).
When Harry Levine was fired from his job as a restaurant doorman, he called his friend and mentor Jake to collect a long-standing debt. A semi-fiction based on their friendship is what Harry is lookin...
Any Given Sunday
A star quarterback is knocked out of the game and a third quarterback is called in. An old coach is forced to reexamine his game plans after a stunning performance. The pressure of winning increases w...
The story of a 60 Minutes television series about the tobacco industry is told through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Devil's Advocate
Kevin is working at a New York law firm. When the stakes get higher, Kevin learns that his boss has something worse in the works.
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Two writers are trying to get their work published.
Neil McCauley is an obsessive master thief who leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles. Even though the cat-and-mouse game may end in violence, each man respects the oth...
It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to G...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Jonas in the Desert
Not a documentary in the strictest sense of the word. Rather, it is a journey through the world of the artist Jonas Mekas - one of the exponents of independent U.S. movies; founder and director of the...
Inside the Actors Studio
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Late Show with David Letterman
The Late Show with David Letterman is hosted by David Letterman on CBS. The show was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, and CBS Television Studios. The CBS Orche...
In the Name of the Father
A small time thief from Belfast is wrongly implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that killed several people while he was in London. The British police force him and his friends to confess their guilt...
A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and to lead a better life outside of NYC.
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
The rise and fall of the Corleone crime family is a story of multiple generations. There are many deleted scenes that have been restored.
Glengarry Glen Ross
When an office full of Chicago real estate agents is told that the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere starts to get hotter. The man who has a sick daughter does everything in...
Scent of a Woman
A poor family has a student at a private school named Charlie. To get the money for his flight home to Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade is a ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is owned by Charlie Rose. The show began on September 30, 1991. It ...
Madonna: Truth or Dare
From the rain of Japan to threats of arrest for public indecency in Canada, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white with the concert piece...
Frankie and Johnny
Johnny got a job as a cook after being released from prison. A waitress develops an attraction for her friend after a brief fling with a waitress. She relents when Tim convinces her to give Johnny a c...
Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards the comic strip detective when he is trying to fight the mob.
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside
Interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast are included in a documentary on the making of the three Godfather films. The feature includes the original screen tests of some of the actor...
The Local Stigmatic
Two symbiotic sociopaths play obscurely deviant mind games with each other while engaging in perversely brutal acts of violence against victims apparently chosen at random.
The Godfather: Part III
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Sea of Love
Frank Keller doesn't understand why his wife is leaving him. He is teaming up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds ...
Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom is convinced that he needs to fight for the ...
Tony Montana staked a claim on the drug trade in Miami after getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official. Tony controls most of the cocaine that comes through Miami....
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with a woman who is dying.
Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television
Two movies are the basis of the series.
Dog Day Afternoon
The true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale has been turned into a movie. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank robbery which quickly turns sour and escalates into a ...
The fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family was chronicled from 1945 to 1955. Michael Corleone took care of the would-be killers when his father narrowly survived an attempt on his life.
The Panic in Needle Park
A group of people hang out in a park. The low-key love story between Bobby, a young addiction and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl, is played against this setting.
Natalie Miller thought she was ugly. Despite her mother's encouragement, Natalie never believed she would grow up to be pretty. She got a job at the Topless Bottom Club after renting an apartment. She...
1 TV show
America's popular television News magazine in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contributes segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.
1 TV show
N.Y.P.D The New York City Police Department was the setting for a half-hour American television crime drama of the 1960s. The program was on the ABC network during the 1960's and 70's. The program was...
1 TV show
The Tony Award for excellence in theatre is an award that recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The Broadway League presented the awards. There are awards for regional theatre and Broadway ...
1 TV show
The film industry is honored. A copy of the Oscar statuette is given to the various category winners. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was where the first awards were held.
1 TV show
The Emmy Awards
The best in the United States are honored. There is a list of prime time television programming.
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