Al Pacino

Born Apr 25, 1940

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations, one of them being in that same year.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Al Pacino.


1940 Birth Born on April 25, 1940.


1967 27 Years Old In 1967, Pacino spent a season at the Charles Playhouse in Boston, performing in Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! (his first major paycheck: $125 a week); and in Jean-Claude Van Itallie's America, Hurrah, where he met actress Jill Clayburgh on this play. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, Pacino starred in Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx at the Astor Place Theater, playing Murph, a street punk. … Read More
On February 25, 1969, Pacino made his Broadway debut in Don Petersen's Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? at the Belasco Theater produced by A&P Heir Huntington Hartford.


1970 - 1973 3 More Events
1974 34 Years Old In 1974, Pacino reprised his role as Michael Corleone in the sequel The Godfather Part II, which was the first sequel to win the Best Picture Oscar; Pacino, meanwhile, was nominated for his third Oscar.
1975 35 Years Old Newsweek has described his performance in The Godfather Part II as "arguably cinema's greatest portrayal of the hardening of a heart". In 1975, he enjoyed further success with the release of Dog Day Afternoon, based on the true story of bank robber John Wojtowicz. … Read More
1977 37 Years Old In 1977, Pacino starred as a race-car driver in Bobby Deerfield, directed by Sydney Pollack, and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his portrayal of the title role. … Read More


1985 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, Pacino worked on his personal project, The Local Stigmatic, a 1969 Off Broadway play by the English writer Heathcote Williams. … Read More
1988 48 Years Old He mounted workshop productions of Crystal Clear, National Anthems and other plays; he appeared in Julius Caesar in 1988 in producer Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. … Read More
1989 49 Years Old Pacino returned to film in 1989's Sea of Love, when he portrayed a detective hunting a serial killer who finds victims through the singles column in a newspaper. … Read More


1990 - 1992 3 More Events
1993 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he was also nominated for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and And Justice for All (1979) and won the award in 1993 for his performance as a blind Lieutenant Colonel in Scent of a Woman (1992). … Read More
1996 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Pacino starred in his theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard, a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. … Read More
1997 57 Years Old In 1997's Donnie Brasco, Pacino played gangster "Lefty" in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the mafia from the inside.
1999 59 Years Old In 1999, Pacino starred as 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman in the multi-Oscar nominated The Insider opposite Russell Crowe, and in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. … Read More


2000 60 Years Old In 2000, Pacino released a low-budget film adaptation of Ira Lewis' play Chinese Coffee to film festivals. … Read More
He played a publicist in People I Know, a small film that received little attention despite Pacino's well-received performance. Rarely taking a supporting role since his commercial breakthrough, he accepted a small part in the box office flop Gigli, in 2003, as a favor to director Martin Brest.
2004 64 Years Old 1 More Event
For this performance, Pacino won his third Golden Globe, for Best Performance by an Actor, in 2004.
2006 66 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 20, 2006, the American Film Institute named Pacino the recipient of the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award.
2010 70 Years Old Pacino played Dr. Jack Kevorkian in an HBO Films biopic entitled You Don't Know Jack, which premiered April 2010. … Read More
2011 71 Years Old 1 More Event
He co-starred as himself in the 2011 comedy film Jack and Jill. … Read More
2013 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Pacino starred in a 2013 HBO biographical picture about record producer Phil Spector's murder trial, titled Phil Spector.
2015 75 Years Old 1 More Event
From the end of 2015 through January 2016 he starred on Broadway in China Doll, a play written for him by David Mamet. … Read More
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