American actor Al Pacino has been attracting the attention of TV viewers since the 1970s with his play in the films The Godfather, Serpico and The Scent of a Woman.
Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in New York. First he grew up in East Harlem, then in the Bronx. And at the age of 19, he moved to Greenwich Village, wanting to become an actor. On Bank Street in “HB Studio” Pacino studies the forms of art, and soon begins to play in theatrical productions, including “Out There” 1963. A few years later, in 1969, Pacino takes part in the Broadway production of “Does a Tiger Wear a Tie?”, For which he becomes a Tommy Award winner, and also starred in the adult film “I, Natalie,” it tells about a young a woman living in New York.
Pacino was chosen for the role of Bobby in the film “Panic in Needle Park,” which was released in 1971 and a few years later brought him little fame. This gloomy film tells about the life of drug addicts in the Niddle Park area, New York. Following this film in the early 1970s Pacino greatly advanced in his career when he met with director Francis Ford Coppola and began working with him.
Pacino plays the main role, Michael Corleone, in the film “The Godfather” – this is an American gangster drama, which was released in 1972. Among the critics, the film received wide recognition, was awarded three Oscar awards and brought Pacino the status of a Hollywood star. In the following 1973, he played the role of Francis Lionel Delbuchi, nicknamed “The Lion” in the movie “Scarecrow”, it tells about the comradely relations of the former prisoner and homeless; and played the role of Frank Serpico in the movie “Serpico”, which is based on the real story of a New York policeman who, when he tried to uncover mass corruption in his area, was betrayed by his own colleagues.
In 1974 Pacino again works with Coppola for the filming of the film “Godfather 2”, where he plays the role of Michael. And in 1975 the film becomes the owner of the Oscar. In the same year Pacino again appears on the big screen in the role of Sonny Wortzick in the film “Dog Noon” – this is a story about a bank robbery in which a robber does not achieve his goal and, in the end, becomes a hostage himself.
In 1990, Pacino returns to the final part of
the series “Godfather” – “Godfather 3”. In the same year he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Dick Tracy. The 90s became a bright decade for Pacino, he continuously participated in the filming of large-budget films such as Frankie and Johnny, The Americans, The Smell of a Woman, The Way of Carlito, The Battle, Donnie Brasco, The Lawyer devil “,” Every Sunday “.
At the turn of the century Pacino turned 60 years old. By this time, he had already appeared on large screens many times. In 2002, along with Robin Williams, he played a detective investigating the mysterious murder of a young girl in the movie “Insomnia.” In the film “Necessary people” he played the role of Eli Verman, PR-agent and publicist. Five years later, in 2007, Pacino takes part in the American crime comedy “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
Not so long ago, Pacino received recognition from the public and critics, and also won the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award for the role of Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the 2010 film You Do not Know Jack, in which he defends people’s desire to part with life by choosing for self euthanasia.
Director and Producer
Out of acting Pacino also received recognition as a director. In 1996, he became the director and producer of the film “In Search of Richard,” a documentary about William Shakespeare and one of his plays “Richard III.” In 2000, Pacino shot and took part in the movie “Chinese Coffee”, almost ten years after he played his part in the original version on Broadway. In 2011, he directed a film about the writer Oscar Wilde, “Salome Wilde.” In other films Pacino worked as a producer.
“I think it’s inevitable that when an actor or an actress takes on a role, she reflects on their own lives and becomes a part of it.”