AL PACINO
(Alfredo James Pacino)
 
* 25. April 1940 (in New York)
 

OSCAR

 
1992 as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in 'Scent of a Woman'
 
OSCARNOMINEE
 
1972 as Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather'

1973 as Frank Serpico in 'Serpico'

1974 as Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather II.'

1975 as Sonny Wortzik in 'Dog Day Afternoon'

1979 as Arthur Kirkland in '...and Justice for All'

1990 as Big Boy Caprice in 'Dick Tracy'

1992 as Richard 'Ricky' Roma in 'Glengarry Glen Ross'
 
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another one of my all time favourite actors

he has a daughter, Julie Marie (* 1989) from his short relationship with the dancer Jan Terrant

has twins (* January 2001) with his girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo

he is the son of Salvatore Pacino, an insurance salesman, and Rose Pacino

his father Salvatore left his mother, and his parents were divorced when Al was 2 years old

he has a strange relationship with his father...all that Al says, when asked is, that there was no real relationship, but that he never completely lost contact with his father

was raised by his mother and grandparents...his grandmother always took him out, to the movies, when Al was young

when Al had his first 'big' role, he took his grandmother and his aunt to the first screening of 'The Godfather'

his mother, Rose, died when Al was 22 years old...she was just 43 years old

one of Al's grandfathers, the father of Rose died a year after Rose died

Al's two best friends both died before Al was 30 years old

good friends with Robert De Niro since both met in 1969

was very close friends with his teacher and mentor Lee Strasberg (* 1901 - + 1982)

Pacino turned down roles in 'Apocalypse Now'(1979), 'Kramer vs. Kramer'(1979), 'Absence of Malice'(1981), 'Wall Street'(1987), 'Pretty Woman' (1990), and was offered the leading role in 'Born on the Fourth of July'(1989), in 1979....ten years before the project was realized with Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic
 
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