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AL PACINO (Jack Gramm) is an eight-time Academy Award® nominee. He made his film debut in 1971 in The Panic In Needle Park. 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).

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.

He received three nominations 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.

In 2007, Pacino joined Matt Damon, George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's 13, the final installment in the series. 

In 2005, Pacino starred as Walter Abrams in Universal's Two for the Money, a thriller about the high-stakes world of sports betting co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Rene Russo, and also as Shylock in the Shakespearean adaptation of Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford. 

In 2004, he won an Emmy® for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in HBO's television adaptation of Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America” for director Mike Nichols. Earlier that year he was seen on stage both off-Broadway in Brooklyn and on Broadway as King Herod in Oscar Wilde's "Salome” (a role which he reprised in 2006 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles) and as Arturo Ui in Bertolt Brecht's "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui” at Pace University. 

In 2002 Pacino starred with Robin Williams and Hilary Swank in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia and in writer-director Andrew Niccol's Simone. In late 1999, he portrayed 60 Minutes reporter Lowell Bergman in Touchstone Pictures' The Insider. The film which was directed by Michael Mann also starred Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer, 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 which he also produced and starred in. 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 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. In 2007, 20th Century Fox released "An Actor's Vision”, a four-DVD set compromised of Chinese Coffee, The Local Stigmatic, Looking for Richard, and Babbleonia, an overview of Pacino's career, his body of work and his perspectives on acting.

Pacino's other film credits include Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco, a film which co-starred 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; City Hall, which also starred John Cusac


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