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Al Pacino (born 25.4.1940) Al Pacino is a highly revered American actor, best known for his roles in Scarface and The Godfather trilogy.

Childhood: Al Pacino was born in Manhattan, New York City. His parents were Italian-Americans, Rose and Salvatore. They divorced when Al was two years old. Al Pacino's acting school was The School of Performing Arts: A Division of the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts. The school was in New York City and was also attended by Robert De Niro.

Following further acting training from Lee Strasberg, Pacino won an Obie Award for his role in The Indian Wants The Bronx. He also won a Tony Award for Does The Tiger Wear a Necktie? His debut film appearance was in 1969's Me, Natalie. The film did not receive a great deal of attention.

Rise to Fame: In 1971, Al Pacino played a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park. It was this film that brought him to Francis Ford Coppola's attention. He went on to play Michael Corleone in Coppola's The Godfather (1972). Pacino beat the likes of Robert Redford, Robert De Niro and Warren Beatty to the role. He also starred in the 1974 sequel and the final part of the trilogy, in 1990.

In the 1970s, Pacino was prolific, starring a number of films. Among the most notable were Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico - both of which saw him nominated for Best Actor Oscars - and Bobby Deerfield, which earned him a Golden Globe Nomination.

The 1980s started out badly for Al Pacino, with Cruising and Author! Author! both condemned by the critics. In 1983, though, Brian De Palma's Scarface was released. Although it was a slow-burner amongst the press, it was a box office hit and Pacino gained another Golden Globe Award for his role as Tony Montana.

Following more unsuccessful film appearances, Pacino focused on stage work for the rest of the decade, appearing in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and in 1988's Julius Caesar. Most notably, he appeared in David Mamet's American Buffalo. In 1989, Al Pacino returned to movie work with Sea of Love.

The following year, Pacino kicked off the 1990s with another Oscar nomination. This time, it was for his role as Big Boy Caprice in Dick Tracy. In 1991, he appeared alongside his Scarface co-star, Michelle Pfeiffer, again in Frankie and Johnny.

Al Pacino finally won the Best Actor nomination for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman, released in 1992.

The 1990s continued to be a lucrative time for Al Pacino, with films such as Carlito's Way, The Insider and Donnie Brasco all earning the actor a degree of critical praise. In 1995, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino shared screen time together for the very first time in Michael Mann's Heat. He followed this with 1997's The Devil's Advocate, in which he played Satan and Oliver Stone's 1997 film Any Given Sunday.

In 2003, Pacino starred in the miniseries adaptation of Angels In America, the play written by Tony Kushner. He went on to play Shylock in the film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice.

In 2006, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with their Life Achievement Award.

In 2008, Pacino starred in 88 Minutes, a critical and financial failure. The follow up to this, for Pacino, was the film Righteous Kill, which saw him team up with De Niro yet again, as well as the rapper 50 Cent and the skateboarder Rob Dyrdek.

Personal Life: In 1961, aged 21, Pacino was arrested and detained for three days in Rhode Island when he was suspected of carrying a concealed weapon. It later transpired that the weapon in question was in fact a prop from a movie set.

Al Pacino has three children. The eldest, Julie Marie (b.1989), is mothered by Jan Tarrant, an acting coach. His twins, Anton James and Olivia Rose (b.2001) are from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Beverley D'Angelo.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Emma Watson's New Film Makes Just £47 At UK Box Office


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The Colony, Emma Watson’s latest film, took just £47 at the UK box office after it was released in three UK cinemas on Friday, according to The Guardian. The film is Watson’s first leading role since the Harry Potter franchise and is a thriller set in Pinochet-era Chile.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson’s new film made just £47 at the UK box office.

Watson stars as a Western woman who attempts to infiltrate a cult in order to rescue her husband who was abducted and is being held in religious community, Colonia Dignidad. The film was directed by Oscar-winning German director Florian Gallenberger.

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How Did A Film Starring Al Pacino And Anthony Hopkins Manage Less Than £100 At The UK Box Office?


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With 12 Oscar nominations between them, you would think that any film which boasts Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins among its cast would be a sure fire success. But sadly this wasn't the case for thriller Misconduct, which manage to take less than £100 during its opening weekend at the UK box office.

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Alongside Pacino and Hopkins, the film also stars Josh Duhamel and Julia Stiles. It follows an ambitious lawyer (Duhamel) who finds himself caught between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive and his firm's senior partner (Hopkins and Pacino). As the case takes a deadly turn, lawyer Ben must search to uncover the truth before he loses everything.

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Al Pacino Goes For Lunch At E. Baldi Restaurant

Al Pacino - Al Pacino goes for lunch at E. Baldi restaurant in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Al Pacino Arrives At LAX

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Al Pacino Leaves E Baldi Restaurant After Having Lunch With Friends

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Al Pacino Poses With Fans As He Leaves E Baldi Restaurant

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Al Pacino Sighted Leaving Medical Office In Beverly Hills

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Misconduct Trailer


Ben Cahill is an ambitious lawyer with an overwhelming urge to see justice for those who often can't fight for themselves and he has a new target in his sight. Pearson pharmaceuticals are a huge global corporation and the chief at the top of the company is the founder Arthur Denning. When Ben learns about some possible manipulation in drug trails, he goes to his bosses and tells them that he can convict Denning of fraud. 

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Manglehorn Trailer


To most that see him, Manglehorn isn't exactly an enigma, he's a quiet man who goes about his business. What the outside world doesn't know is Manglehorn writes daily to the love of his life, Clara - the girl who got away. Though he never hears back from Clara, his letters offer him some catharsis. The only other relief the aging locksmith finds is in his frequent visits to the local café and his weekly trips to the back, where bank teller, Dawn, finds herself becoming intrigued by Manglehorn.

Can Manglehorn be drawn out of his current lul and deal with his past to face the future?

Manglehorn was directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Joe and Prince Avalanche). The film had unusual origins, the director and lead star were actually planning on shooting a commercial together but that never came to pass, however the meeting lead on to David beginning work on a film drawing inspiration from many aspects of Pacino's professional and personal life.

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Watch Tom Hiddleston Impersonate Robert De Niro In Front Of Robert De Niro


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Any good Tom Hiddleston fan knows that the Avengers star likes to show off his impersonation skills, but on 'The Graham Norton Show' on Friday he really put his talents to the test, by impersonating Robert De Niro in front of the man himself.

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston showed off his impersonation skills on ‘The Graham Norton Show’.

Hiddleston was appearing on Norton’s sofa along with De Niro and his The Intern co-star Anne Hathaway as well as Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first Thor movie. De Niro of course is one of the most imitated stars in all of Hollywood, something which, luckily for Hiddleston, the legendary actor doesn't mind.

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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino And Martin Scorsese To Reunite Again For 'I Heard You Paint Houses'


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Robert De Niro has confirmed he’ll be reuniting with Martin Scorsese for mob film, I Heard You Paint Houses, which they plan to begin shooting next year. The duo first worked together on 1973 crime thriller Mean Streets and have since collaborated on classic such as Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.

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Speaking to Digital Spy, while promoting his latest move, The Intern, De Niro said, "We are doing it... We should be doing it sometime next year. We’re slowly, slowly getting it in place.”

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'Danny Collins' Is A Risk That Paid Off For Al Pacino


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The trailer may have come across as a bit of a schmaltz-fest, though Al Pacino's curiously titled Danny Collins appears to have won over the critics. Pacino stars as an aging rocker whose manager uncovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon, forcing him to change the course of his life and embark on a journey to rediscover his family and find true love.

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The film's development dates back in 2010, when Steve Carell was attached to play the rocker's son but ultimately dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Jeremy Renner took that role while Julianne Moore also joined the film. Both dropped out and were replaced with Bobby Cannavale and Annette Bening, respectively, with Jennifer Garner and Christopher Plummer also joining the cast.

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Al Pacino Admits He's A Fan Of Tom Hanks 'I've Written Him Fan Mail!'


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He might be famous for being an Oscar winning gangster actor, but Al Pacino takes on a role a little out of his comfort zone with 'Danny Collins'; a biographical movie about an up and coming musician inspired by John Lennon, who later receives a letter from his hero some 40 years after it was actually written.

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Pacino has already confessed to having reservations about the eponymous part because it involves singing, but there was definitely certain attractions in the character's personality that gripped him nonetheless; mainly the fact that the script reminded him of the kind of movie that one of his favourite actors Tom Hanks would get involved with.

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Al Pacino Apologizes For Singing In New Movie 'Danny Collins'


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Al Pacino has apologized for the singing in his latest movie Danny Collins, saying he felt terrible stage fright during filming and forgot the words to one particular song. Joking at the movie's premiere at London's Ham Yard Hotel, the Oscar-winner said: "I'm sorry about the singing, I had to do it for the part."

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"I'll tell you the one thing you learn about singing in front of an audience, is it's really hard to hold onto the words. You forget them because you're so nervous.

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A Week In Movies: Insurgent And Danny Collins Premiere In New York, While Do You Believe Bows In Los Angeles. New Trailers Appear For Max, Paper Towns And Pixels


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Divergent

Before hitting cinemas this weekend, Insurgent held its New York premiere on Monday with a line-up of stars including cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd, Daniel Dae Kim, Maggie Q, Suki Waterhouse and Zoe Kravitz.

Photos - Premiere of 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Ziegfeld Theatre - New York 

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Al Pacino

Date of birth

25th April, 1940

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.70


Al Pacino Movies

Misconduct Trailer

Misconduct Trailer

Ben Cahill is an ambitious lawyer with an overwhelming urge to see justice for those...

Manglehorn Trailer

Manglehorn Trailer

To most that see him, Manglehorn isn't exactly an enigma, he's a quiet man who...

Danny Collins Trailer

Danny Collins Trailer

1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) has earned a reputation for himself as a sell-out....

The Humbling Trailer

The Humbling Trailer

"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players". Or so thinks...

Stand Up Guys Movie Review

Stand Up Guys Movie Review

Frankly, if you put Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in your movie, you...

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Having hatched an evil plot to steal the moon in the first movie, Gru appears...

Stand Up Guys - Trailer Trailer

Stand Up Guys - Trailer Trailer

Doc is lifelong criminal who goes to meet his best friend Val when he leaves...

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Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Following the evil schemes of Gru in 'Despicable Me' involving the hijacking of the moon...

Jack And Jill Trailer

Jack And Jill Trailer

Jack Sadelstein loves his family. He loves his wife, Erin and he loves his two...

The Son Of No One Trailer

The Son Of No One Trailer

Jonathan is a young cop with a loving wife and small daughter. He enjoys his...

88 Minutes Trailer

88 Minutes Trailer

Watch the trailer for 88 Minutes.Any person who is tasked with giving crucial evidence in...

Righteous Kill Movie Review

Righteous Kill Movie Review

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino -- has there ever been a better acting team?...

Righteous Kill Trailer

Righteous Kill Trailer

Watch the trailer for Righteous Kill.Al Pacino and Robert De Niro truly are one of...

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