AL PACINO (Danny Collins) is a unique and enduring figure in
the world of
American stage and film. His role as Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won
for Best Actor in 1992. He has been honored with the Cecil B.
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures, the American Film Institute
Achievement Award and the National Merit of Arts (conferred by President Obama).
Pacino will soon be seen alongside Greta Gerwig and Kyra Sedgwick in Barry
s The Humbling, based on the novel by Philip Roth. He stars in the
drama Manglehorn, directed by David Gordon Green and co-
starring Chris Messina,
Hunter and Harmony Korine.
Pacino recently directed the films Salome and Wilde Salome, in which he stars
Herod, with Academy Award-
nominee Jessica Chastain in the title role. Wilde
its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.
Pacino was born in East Harlem and grew up in New York City'
s South Bronx. He
attended the famed School of Performing Arts until the age of 17, when he moved
study acting first at the Herbert Berghof Studio (HB Studio) with teacher and
Laughton and later at the legendary Actors Studio, with mentor Lee Strasberg.
Between 1963 and 1969 Pacino honed his craft working in numerous theatrical
productions including William Saroyan'
Hello Out There,"
his Off Broadway
Why Is a Crooked Letter"
in 1966, for which he won an Obie Award; "
Wants the Bronx,"
which earned him another Obie Award (Best Actor of the 1967-
season); and "
Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?"
for his Broadway debut and first
Pacino continued appearing onstage in the 1970s, receiving a second Tony
The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel"
and performing the title role in
In the 1980s he again achieved critical success on the stage
while appearing in
Since 1990 Pacino'
s stage work has included revivals of Eugene O'
and Lyle Kessler'
In 2011 he portrayed
The Merchant of Venice"
on Broadway, garnering a Tony nomination for Best
Actor in a Play. In 2013 Pacino appeared on Broadway playing Shelley Levene in
Glengarry Glen Ross."
s first leading part in a feature film was in the 1971 drama Panic in
written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne. The following year Francis Ford
selected him to take on the breakthrough role of Michael Corleone in The
Godfather. He was
nominated for an Academy Award for this performance and over the next six years
received another four Oscar
nominations for Serpico, The Godfather Part II, Dog
and finally ...And Justice For All. A long and rich film career has followed with
more than 45
titles including Scarface, Sea of Love, The Insider, Donnie Brasco, Heat and Any
Given Sunday. He
garnered additional Oscar nominations for his performances in the film
Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross.
More recently, Pacino played Shylock in Michael Radford'
s film adaptation of
Merchant of Venice. He directed and starred in the films Looking for Richard and
Television work includes a rich relationship with HBO, first as Roy Cohn in the
Angels in America"
and then as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in "
in 2010. Both projects earned Golden Globe
and Emmy Awards
performances. In 2013 he received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for playing
title role in David Mamet'
s telefilm "
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