Al Pacino’s biographyAl Pacino is an American actor of cinema and theater, who has already earned the rights to be called the living pillar of Hollywood: his filmography includes such iconic images of cinema as Michael Corleone, Tony Montana, Colonel Slade and even devil himself.
Al Pacino’s childhoodAlfredo James Pacino was born in the family of insurer Salvatore Pacino and housewife Rose Gerardi. Alfredo’s maternal Grandparents had moved to the States from the Sicilian town of Corleone; the future actor’s father also had Italian roots.
Al Pacino’s theatrical careerAs a teenager Alfredo or Sonny Scott as his first nickname wanted to become a professional baseball player, but later, after watching the staging of Chekhov's “Seagull”, his desire was replaced by the dream of an acting career. Soon the young man entered the famous School of Performing Arts named after Fiorello La Guardia in New York, for which he received the nickname "Actor" from his fellows.
Al Pacino’s first roles in cinemaAlfredo began to receive his first roles in the first weeks of training at the Actors Studio, though episodic and practically unpaid. In 1968, he made his debut in the "N.Y.P.D." series (Episode: "Deadly Circle of Violence") playing a third-rate character named John James.
The GodfatherIn 1971 director Francis Ford Coppola, who was looking for an actor for the role of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" project, which, according to the management of the "Paramount" studio, promised to become nothing more than an ordinary gangster drama, was impressed by Al Pacino’s play in "The Panic in Needle Park" and invited him to the casting.
Michael Corleone has secured for Al Pacino the image of a cruel gangster who does not forgive mistakes: "There are situations when the most extreme measures are justified."
Al Pacino’s further careerIn 1977, Al Pacino was given the role of racer Bobby Deerfield in the "Bobby Deerfield". The film was welcomed lightly, unlike Al Pacino’s next job – the "...And Justice for All" drama, where he appeared in a contradictory image of an honest lawyer. The film brought him to Oscar nomination in the category of "Best Actor", but eventually the award went to Dustin Hoffman for his role in the "Kramer vs. Kramer" By the way, initially Al Pacino was to play alongside Meryl Streep in the "Kramer vs. Kramer" but he refused.
In 2002, the actor appeared on the set of the "Insomnia" thriller by Christopher Nolan and played Detective Will Dormer. The same year, Al Pacino performed one of his most beloved images in the "Simone" science fiction film, which, however, couldn’t boast of a phenomenal number of tickets sold. Here he played a director who had received at the disposal of artificial intelligence, masterfully imitating any actor.