AL PACINO 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, for
which he also earned a Golden Globe Award, Pacino's portrayal as Lt. Colonel
Frank Slade in Scent Of A Woman won him a Best Actor Academy Award
and Best Actor Golden Globe Award. He recently starred in Christopher Nolan's
suspense thriller Insomnia opposite Robin Williams and Hilary Swank as a
detective who travels to a small Alaskan town to investigate a brutal murder.
Pacino is thrice nominated by the Academy as Best Supporting
Actor for his roles as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, Big Boy Caprice
in Dick Tracy (he won a 1990 American Comedy Award for this role), and as
Ricky Roma in David Mamet's screen adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross.
Pacino recently starred in Oliver Stone's Any Given
Sunday, opposite Cameron Diaz; The Insider, Michael Mann's project
about the tobacco industry, opposite Russell Crowe; and in Chinese Coffee,
a film that Pacino directed, starred in and produced. Pacino also starred as
Richard III 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. Pacino also recently appeared in Mike Newell's Donnie
Brasco, co-starring Johnny Depp and Devil's Advocate with Keanu
Reeves and Charlize Theron.
Other film credits include Two Bits with Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio; Heat for Warner Bros. Pictures, starring with
Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer; co-starring with John Cusack and Bridget Fonda in
City Hall and Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way. Additional
credits include Frankie & Johnny, The Godfather, Part III, Sea of Love,
Revolution, Scarface (written by Oliver Stone), Author! Author!, Bobby
Deerfield and Scarecrow, for which he received the Best Actor Award
at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Pacino also 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 made his film debut in 1971 in The Panic in Needle Park.
Pacino attended the famed High School of the Performing Arts
while working part-time as a theater 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 presentati
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