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Al Pacino's Top 5 Movies

Al Pacino's Top 5 Movies

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Al Pacino's short biography and filmography, with review of his top five movies from his 1970s - 1980s works
Al Pacino's short biography and filmography, with review of his top five movies from his 1970s - 1980s works

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Al Pacino’s Top 5 Movies
His best 1970s–1980s works
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Alfredo James 'Al' Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in East Harlem, Manhattan, as the son ofSalvatore Alfred Pacino and Rose Pacino (née Gerardi) who divorce when he was two yearsold. His father moved to Covina, California, working as an insurance salesman and owner ofPacino's Lounge restaurant (which closed in 1992), and his mother moved to the South Bronx.The young Al Pacino's acting interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He dropped out ofschool at the age of 17, then attended a High School of Performing Arts, a division of theFiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts in New York City. During his earlydays of acting career pursue, Pacino went through a lengthy period of depression and poverty.To finance his acting studies he worked at any low-paying jobs, including janitor, messengerboy, and postal clerk, but was frequently unemployed and homeless, and sometimes had tosleep on the street, in theaters or at friends' houses. He also sometimes having to borrow busfare to make it to auditions.In 1962, his mother died at age 43. Thefollowing year, his grandfather, James Gerardi(who originated from Corleone, Sicily), alsodied.Pacino then joined the Herbert Berghof Studio(HB Studio), where he met acting teacherCharlie Laughton, who became his mentor andbest friend. In 1966, Pacino studying underlegendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, creatorof the Method Approach that would become thetrademark of many '70s-era actors, and wholater became his co-star in the Godfather part IIas jewish gangster Hyman Roth.In 1968, Pacino starred in Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx at the Astor PlaceTheater. Pacino won an Obie Award for Best Actor for his role, with John "Fredo Corleone"Cazale winning for Best Supporting actor.Pacino made his Broadway theatre debut on February 25, 1969 in Don Petersen's Does a TigerWear a Necktie? at the Belasco Theater. Pacino won the Tony Award for his role on April 20,1969. During the same year he also made a brief screen appearance in an independent film Me,Natalie, released on July 1969.Pacino's role in 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park bring him to the attention of Francis FordCoppola, who cast him as Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Pacino's great performance inThe Godfather earned him an Academy Award nomination for the Supporting Acting award, buthe boycotted the 45th Academy Awards, noting that he had more screen time than MarlonBrando.
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During the 1970s, Pacino had four Oscar nominations for Best Actor, for his performances inSerpico (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and ...And Justice forAll (1979), but none of them gave him the award.Scarface (1983) proved to be Pacino's career highlight in 1980s, earned him a Golden Globenomination for his role as Tony Montana.Another Pacino's Oscar nomination came next in 1990 for his role as Big Boy Caprice in DickTracy. In the same year he return to play Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III (1990).Finally Pacino win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his role as Frank Slade, aretired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in Scent of a Woman.In 1995, for the first time two Hollywood Titans - Al Pacino and Robert de Niro - appeared on-screen together in Michael Mann's Heat. Though previously both starred in The Godfather PartII (1974), they did not share any scenes. In the last of 1990s, Pacino starring in Oliver Stone'sAny Given Sunday (1999).In 2000s Al Pacino starred in The Recruit (2003), The Merchant of Venice (2004), and StevenSoderbergh’s Ocean's Thirteen (2007) as Willy Bank, a casino tycoon who is targeted out ofrevenge by Danny Ocean and his crew.Al Pacino's classic roles during his career like Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, bankrobber Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, and Tony Montana in Scarface; and hiscommitment to acting as a profession has already made him a true movie legend.

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