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AL PACINO (Willy Bank) is one of the most honored actors of our time. An eight-time Academy Award nominee, he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in "Scent of a Woman.” His work in that film also brought him a Golden Globe Award. Pacino received his first Academy Award nomination in 1973 for his portrayal of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather.” Over the next three years, he earned three consecutive Oscar nominations for Best Actor: for the title role in "Serpico”; for "The Godfather: Part II,” reprising the role of Michael Corleone; and for "Dog Day Afternoon,” as the would-be bank robber Sonny. Pacino has since earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for "…And Justice for All,” and nominations for Best Supporting Actor for "Dick Tracy” and the screen adaptation of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross,” the last coming the same year as his nod for "Scent of a Woman.”

Pacino most recently won Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance as the AIDS-stricken Roy Cohn in HBO's award-winning miniseries "Angels in America,” directed by Mike Nichols. His many other acting honors include National Society of Film Critics and National Board of Review (NBR) Awards for "The Godfather”; a Golden Globe Award and another NBR Award for "Serpico”; a BAFTA Award for "The Godfather: Part II”; and BAFTA and Los Angeles Film Critics Awards for "Dog Day Afternoon,” to name only a portion.

Stepping behind the camera, Pacino made his directorial debut on the documentary "Looking for Richard,” which he also co-wrote, produced and narrated. He won a Directors Guild of America Award in the Documentary category and earned an Independent Spirit Award for the film.

Pacino was already an award-winning stage actor when he first gained attention for his starring role in 1971's "The Panic in Needle Park,” directed by Jerry Schatzberg. Following his Oscar-nominated turn in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather,” Pacino reunited with Schatzberg to star in "Scarecrow,” winning the Best Actor Award at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the film. His other film credits include Sydney Pollack's "Bobby Deerfield”; William Friedkin's "Cruising,” produced by Jerry Weintraub; Arthur Hiller's "Author! Author!”; Brian De Palma's "Scarface”; Harold Becker's "Sea of Love,” opposite Ellen Barkin; and "Dick Tracy,” directed by and starring Warren Beatty.

Reprising the role of Michael Corleone, he then starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather: Part III.” His long list of film credits also include Garry Marshall's "Frankie and Johnny,” opposite Michelle Pfeiffer; Brian De Palma's "Carlito's Way”; Michael Mann's "Heat,” with Robert De Niro; Harold Becker's "City Hall”; Mike Newell's "Donnie Brasco”; Taylor Hackford's "The Devil's Advocate”; Michael Mann's award-winning true-life drama "The Insider”; Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday,” as part of an all-star ensemble cast; Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia,” with Robin Williams and Hilary Swank; Andrew Niccol's "S1m0ne”; "The Recruit,” with Colin Farrell; the role of Shylock in the 2004 screen version of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice”; and D.J. Caruso's "Two for the Money.”

In addition, he directed and starred in the indie "Chinese Coffee,” and directed and wrote the upcoming drama "Salomaybe?,” a behind-the-scenes look at his own stage production of Oscar Wilde's "Salome.” He had previously starred as King Herod in the off-Broadway, Broadway and Los Angeles productions of "Salome.”

Pacino's acting career began on the stage after studying with Herbert Berghof and then with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio. In 1968, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Israel Horovitz's play "The Indian Wants the Bronx.” The following year, he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his Broadway debut in "


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