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AL PACINO (Tony D'Amato) is an eight-time Academy Award nominee. After having received four Best Actor nominations for "...And Justice For All," "The Godfather Part II," "Dog Day Afternoon," and "Serpico," which also earned him a Golden Globe Award, Pacino finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Lt. Colonel Frank Slade in Universal's "Scent Of A Woman" (for which he also won a Golden Globe).

He was nominated three other times as Best Supporting Actor for his roles as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather," as Big Boy Caprice in "Dick Tracy" (he also won a 1990 American Comedy Award for this role), and in David Mamet's screen adaptation of "Glengarry Glen Ross."

Pacino recently completed a starring role in "The Insider," Michael Mann's project about the tobacco industry, opposite Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer. In it, Pacino plays "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman. He also recently completed production on "Chinese Coffee," a film which he directs, stars in and produces. He starred in "Looking for Richard," a meditation on Shakespeare's "Richard III," which he conceived and directed (and for which he received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Documentary award from the Directors Guild of America). The film also starred Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Aidan Quinn. Pacino more recently appeared in Mike Newell's "Donnie Brasco," co-starring Johnny Depp, followed by "Devil's Advocate" with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.

Pacino was seen in the Fall ‘95 in "Two Bits" with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; "Heat" for Warner Bros., starring with Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer; and "City Hall," which also starred John Cusack, Bridget Fonda and Danny Aiello.

In 1993 Pacino starred in Brian De Palma's "Carlito's Way." His other films include "Frankie & Johnny," "The Godfather Part III," "Sea of Love," "Revolution," "Scarface" (written by Stone), "Author! Author!" "Bobby Deerfield" and "Scarecrow," for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. He made his film debut in 1971 in "The Panic in Needle Park."

Pacino produced, starred in and co-directed the independent film adaptation of the play "The Local Stigmatic," presented in March 1990 at New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Public Theatre.

Pacino attended the famed High School of the Performing Arts while working part-time as a theatre usher. After studying with Herbert Berghof and later with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, Pacino made his professional acting debut in Off-Broadway productions of "The Connection" and "Hello, Out There." He then won an Obie Award for Israel Horovitz's "The Indian Wants the Bronx."

Pacino has two Tony Awards, for his starring roles in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and "Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?" He is a longtime member of David Wheeler's Experimental Theatre Company of Boston, where he has performed in "Richard III" and in Bertolt Brecht's "Arturo Ui." In New York and London he acted in David Mamet's "American Buffalo." Also in New York he appeared in "Richard III" and as Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar" at the late Joseph Papp's Public Theatre.

During the spring and summer of 1994, Pacino appeared in repertory at Circle in the Square. He presented the New York debut of Oscar Wilde's "Salome" and the premiere presentation of Ira Lewis' "Chinese Coffee." He directed and starred in Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie," which opened in


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