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DANNY COLLINS

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 him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He has been honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures, the American Film Institute Lifetime 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 Levinson' s The Humbling, based on the novel by Philip Roth. He stars in the forthcoming drama Manglehorn, directed by David Gordon Green and co- starring Chris Messina, Holly Hunter and Harmony Korine.

Pacino recently directed the films Salome and Wilde Salome, in which he stars as King Herod, with Academy Award- nominee Jessica Chastain in the title role. Wilde Salome received 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 on to study acting first at the Herbert Berghof Studio (HB Studio) with teacher and coach Charles 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' s " Hello Out There," his Off Broadway debut in 1963; " Why Is a Crooked Letter" in 1966, for which he won an Obie Award; " The Indian Wants the Bronx," which earned him another Obie Award (Best Actor of the 1967- 68 season); and " Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" for his Broadway debut and first Tony Award in 1969.

Pacino continued appearing onstage in the 1970s, receiving a second Tony Award for " The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and performing the title role in Shakespeare' s " Richard III." In the 1980s he again achieved critical success on the stage while appearing in David Mamet' s " American Buffalo."

Since 1990 Pacino' s stage work has included revivals of Eugene O' Neill' s " Hughie," Oscar Wilde' s " Salome" and Lyle Kessler' s " Orphans." In 2011 he portrayed Shylock in " The Merchant of Venice" on Broadway, garnering a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play. In 2013 Pacino appeared on Broadway playing Shelley Levene in David Mamet' s " Glengarry Glen Ross."

Pacino' s first leading part in a feature film was in the 1971 drama Panic in Needle Park, written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne. The following year Francis Ford Coppola 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 he received another four Oscar nominations for Serpico, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon 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 adaptations Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross.

More recently, Pacino played Shylock in Michael Radford' s film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. He directed and starred in the films Looking for Richard and Chinese Coffee. Television work includes a rich relationship with HBO, first as Roy Cohn in the 2003 miniseries " Angels in America" and then as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in " You Don' t Know Jack" in 2010. Both projects earned Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for Pacino' s performances. In 2013 he received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for playing the title role in David Mamet' s telefilm " Phil Spector."

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