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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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