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AL PACINO (Walter Burke) is an eight time Academy Award® nominee. After having received 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 won an Oscar® for Best Actor for his performance as Lt. Colonel Frank Slade in "Scent Of A Woman” (for which he also won a Golden Globe Award). 

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 as Ricky Roma in David Mamet's screen adaptation of "Glengarry Glen Ross.” 

Pacino recently starred with Robin Williams and Hilary Swank in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia” and in writer-director Andrew Niccol's "Simone.” He will soon star in "People I Know, ” directed by Dan Algrant for Miramax Films, as well as in "Gigli” for director Martin Brest and as Roy Cohn in HBO's television film version of Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America” for director Mike Nichols. 

In late 1999, Pacino was seen in "The Insider” for Touchstone Pictures. In the film, he played "60 Minutes” reporter Lowell Bergman and starred opposite Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer. Michael Mann directed this film, which received 7 Academy Award® nominations. Pacino also starred in Oliver Stone's football saga, "Any Given Sunday,” where he portrayed a football coach and starred opposite Cameron Diaz, James Woods, and Dennis Quaid. 

In 2000, Pacino completed his second directorial effort, "Chinese Coffee,” a film in which he also stars and produces. This film is based on a play written by Ira Lewis that Pacino performed at Circle in the Square in 1992. The story revolves around a conversation between a Greenwich Village writer and his friend, as they talk about friendship, love, and dreams. 

He also directed and 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 Director's Guild of America). The film also starred Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, and Aidan Quinn. 

Pacino's other film credits include Mike Newell's "Donnie Brasco,” a film which costarred Johnny Depp; "The Devil's Advocate,” with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron; Miramax's "Two Bits,” with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; "Heat,” with Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer, directed by Michael Mann; and "City Hall,” which also starred John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, and Danny Aiello. 

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,” "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. 

After studying with Herbert Berghof and later with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's 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 won 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

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