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AL PACINO (Starkman) received an Academy Award® for Best Actor for his performance as Lt. Colonel Frank Slade in Martin Brest's Scent of a Woman, for which he also won a Golden Globe Award.

An eight-time Academy Award® nominee, Pacino has earned 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. He was nominated three 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.

Last year, Pacino starred in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia opposite Robin Williams and Hilary Swank and Andrew Niccol's Simone. Early this year he starred in The Recruit with Colin Farrell and is also due to be seen in Dan Algrant's People I Know.

In late 1999, Pacino starred opposite Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer as "60 Minutes" reporter Lowell Bergman in The Insider. Michael Mann directed this film, which received seven Academy Award® nominations. Pacino also starred in Oliver Stone's football saga Any Given Sunday as a football coach of the Miami Sharks. His co-stars were Cameron Diaz, James Woods and Dennis Quaid.

Pacino recently finished his second directorial effort Chinese Coffee, which he also starred in and produced. 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." He received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Documentary Award from the Directors Guild of America for the film, which also starred Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey.

Pacino's other film credits include Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco, which co-starred Johnny Depp, Devil's Advocate with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, Two Bits with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Heat 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. 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.

As a child growing up in the Bronx, he would re-create for his mother and grandparents the characters he saw in movies. His grammar school teachers encou

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