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Alfredo James Pacino  was born on 25 April 1940, in East Harlem, New York City USA, of Italian-American descent. He is an actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter, but Al Pacino is undoubtedly best remembered for two characters portrayed by him that stand out above all –  Michael Corleone in Francis Coppola‘s “The Godfather”, and Tony Montana in Brian De Palma‘s “Scarface”.

So just how rich is Al Pacino? Sources estimate that Al’s impressive net worth is $185 million, accumulated during his career in the film industry spanning more than 45 years. Pacino is considered to be one of the greatest and most memorable actors of our time.

Al Pacino Net Worth $185 Million

During his early years, Al Pacino dreamt of becoming a baseball player and, not being a good student, skipped most of his classes. As a result, he dropped-out from the prestigious High School for Performing Arts in the Bronx and left his home at the age of 17. At the time, his only income consisted of the low-paid jobs he took in order to survive, marking one stage of highs and lows that recurred during his lifetime. In 1966, Pacino attended the Actor‘s Studio, and later performed a role of a street youth in an off-Broadway drama entitled “The Indian Wants The Bronx” that earned him an Obie Award for the Best Actor in the 1967-1968 theatrical season.

Pacino‘s first on-screen acting appearance was in the 1969 movie entitled “Me, Natalie” and two years later he starred as a heroin addict in Jerry Schatzberg‘s “The Panic in the Needle Park”. This role caught the attention of movie director Francis Ford Coppola, who offered Pacino a leading role in his movie “The Godfather”. For the role of Michael Corleone in the first movie Al earned $35,000, while his appearance several years later in “The “Godfather: Part III” earned him $5 million.

The peak of Pacino‘s acting career, however, did not diminish with “The Godfather”. Shortly after the first movie, in 1983 Al was offered the role of a Cuban drug lord in De Palma‘s high grossing Scarface, a movie that earned $4.5 million during its opening week and established Pacino as an extraordinary, charismatic and publicly admired actor.

Not surprisingly, most of Pacino‘s income and wealth comes from his acting career. Pacino is said to star in an average of one movie per year, which accounts for a total of 50 movie performances during his career, with scheduled appearances in the upcoming films “The Humbling” by Barry Levinson and “The Irishman” by Martin Scorsese in 2015.

Pacino has also been nominated for and won awards for the majority of his remarkable roles: he is a four-time Golden Globe winner with 15 nominations, a two-time Primetime Emmy Awards and Tony Awards winner, as well as a one-time Academy Awards and BAFTA Film Awards winner.

In his personal life, Al Pacino has never married, but has a daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. He also has twins, a son and a daughter with actress Beverly D’Angelo, with whom he had a relationship from 1996 until 2003. Pacino has also had relationships with Diane Keaton, his co-star in “The Godfather” trilogy, Tuesday Weld, Jill Clayburgh, Marthe Keller, Kathleen Quinlan and Lyndall Hobbs. Despite leading a luxurious lifestyle and having many homes in the prestigious Palisades area of New York, Al Pacino is an active charity worker, supporting the causes of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Save The Children, Make Poverty History, as well as Exploring the Arts and Amnesty International among many others.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Irishman 2018 pre-production Jimmy Hoffa
Dabka 2017 completed Seymour Tolbin
The Trap 2017/I pre-production
Hangman 2017/II post-production Detective Archer
Misconduct 2016 Charles Abrams
Danny Collins 2015 Danny Collins
Manglehorn 2014 Manglehorn
The Humbling 2014 Simon Axler
Salomé 2013 King Herod
Phil Spector 2013 TV Movie Phil Spector
Stand Up Guys 2012 Val
Jack and Jill 2011/I Al Pacino
The Son of No One 2011 Detective Charles Stanford
You Don't Know Jack 2010 TV Movie Jack Kevorkian
Righteous Kill 2008 Rooster
Ocean's Thirteen 2007 Willy Bank
88 Minutes 2007 Jack Gramm
Two for the Money 2005 Walter
The Merchant of Venice 2004 Shylock
Angels in America 2003 TV Mini-Series Roy Cohn
Gigli 2003 Starkman
The Recruit 2003 Walter Burke
People I Know 2002 Eli Wurman
S1m0ne 2002 Viktor Taransky
Insomnia 2002 Will Dormer
Chinese Coffee 2000 Harry Levine
Any Given Sunday 1999 Tony D'Amato
The Insider 1999 Lowell Bergman
The Devil's Advocate 1997 John Milton
Donnie Brasco 1997 Lefty
City Hall 1996 Mayor John Pappas
Heat 1995 Lt. Vincent Hanna
Two Bits 1995 Grandpa
Carlito's Way 1993 Carlito
Scent of a Woman 1992 Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 Ricky Roma
Frankie and Johnny 1991 Johnny
The Godfather: Part III 1990 Don Michael Corleone
Dick Tracy 1990 Big Boy Caprice
The Local Stigmatic 1990 Graham
Sea of Love 1989 Det. Frank Keller
Revolution 1985 Tom Dobb
Scarface 1983 Tony Montana
Author! Author! 1982 Ivan Travalian
Cruising 1980 Steve Burns
...and justice for all. 1979 Arthur Kirkland
The Godfather: A Novel for Television 1977 TV Mini-Series Don Michael Corleone
Bobby Deerfield 1977 Bobby
Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Sonny
The Godfather: Part II 1974 Michael
Serpico 1973 Serpico
Scarecrow 1973 Lion
The Godfather 1972 Michael Corleone
The Panic in Needle Park 1971 Bobby
Me, Natalie 1969 Tony
N.Y.P.D. 1968 TV Series John James

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Danny Collins 2015 performer: "Hey Baby Doll", "Don't Look Down"
Phil Spector 2013 TV Movie performer: "Abraham, Martin and John"
Jack and Jill 2011/I performer: "Dunkaccino"
Bobby Deerfield 1977 performer: "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Boo-Hoo!"
Serpico 1973 performer: "Aria di Rinuccio" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salomé 2013
Wilde Salomé 2011 Documentary
Chinese Coffee 2000
Looking for Richard 1996 Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Humbling 2014 producer
Looking for Richard 1996 Documentary producer
The Local Stigmatic 1990 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wilde Salomé 2011 Documentary written by
Looking for Richard 1996 Documentary narration

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desire 2015/I Short special thanks
Mantus 2014 special thanks
Art of Conflict 2012 Documentary special thanks
Arbitrage 2012 the director wishes to thank
Little Spain 2011 Documentary very special thanks
Dick Tracy Special 2010 TV Movie special thanks
Explicit Ills 2008 special thanks
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game special thanks
Based on a True Story 2004 Documentary thanks
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look 1999 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
The Best of Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary thanks
In the Name of the Father 1993 special thanks
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside 1990 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stand Up Guys: The Stand Up Songs of Jon Bon Jovi 2013 Video short Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter
Close Up 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2012 TV Movie Himself
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
The Godfather Legacy 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Little Spain 2011 Documentary Himself
Wilde Salomé 2011 Documentary Himself / King Herod
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Honoree
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Being Frank Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee (segment "Al Pacino")
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale 2009 Documentary short Himself
Caia Quem Caia 2008 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2008 TV Series Himself
88 Minutes: Director's Point of View 2008 Video short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino 2007 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007 TV Series Himself - Ocean's 13 Premiere
HBO First Look 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Brando 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Experience 2006 TV Series documentary Himself / Hickey
'Dog Day Afternoon': After the Filming 2006 Video short Himself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Casting the Controversy 2006 Video short Himself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Recreating the Facts 2006 Video short Himself
'Dog Day Afternoon': The Story 2006 Video short Himself
Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'Two for the Money' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
El Magacine 1999-2005 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Heat' 2005 Video documentary Himself
'Merchant of Venice': Shakespeare Through the Lens 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Oscar to Sidney Lumet
Pacino and DeNiro: The Conversation 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Babbleonia 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Culture Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Caiga quien caiga 2004 TV Series Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Unseen + Untold: Scarface 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Scarface: Acting 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Scarface: Creating 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Scarface: The Rebirth 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cartaz Cultural 2003 TV Series Himself
180°: Christopher Nolan Interviews Al Pacino 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Honoree
2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 TV Special
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play
Making of the Insider 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Scarface' 1998 Video documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1998 TV Series Himself
À part ça... 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Pitch 1997 Documentary Himself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Caiga quien caiga 1996 TV Series Himself
Primer plano 1996 TV Series Himself
Looking for Richard 1996 Documentary Himself / Richard III
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jonas in the Desert 1994 Documentary Himself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Moving Image Salutes Al Pacino 1993 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama & Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Making of 'Scent of a Woman' 1992 Documentary short Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1991 TV Series Himself
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Sea of Love' 1989 Short Himself
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Play
Filming a Love Story: Bobby Deerfield 1977 Documentary short Himself
Lumet: Film Maker 1975 Documentary short Himself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Godfather: Behind the Scenes 1971 Documentary short Himself
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Supporting Actor in a Play
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
Academy Event: Heat 2016 Video short Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Behind the Scenes of Danny Collins 2015 Video short Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Humbling
Third's a Charm: The Making of 'Ocean's Thirteen' 2014 Video documentary Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Inside Story: Scarface 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lowdown on Making Stand Up Guys 2013 Video short Himself
Stand Up Guys: American Muscle - The Stand Up Stunt Driving Scenes 2013 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life 2016 TV Series Himself
Quick Reviews with Maverick 2016 TV Series Vincent Hanna / Ricky Roma
Welcome to the Basement 2012-2015 TV Series Ricky Roma / Sonny / Serpico
Charlie Rose 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Steve Burns
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Humbling
2nd Indie Fest of YouTube Videos 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood 2014 Documentary Himself
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I) 2014 Documentary Himself
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series documentary Tony Montana
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series Frank Serpico
The Being Frank Show 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories 2011 TV Series Himself - Award Winning Actor
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee (segment "Al Pacino")
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' 2009 Video Himself
Glenn Beck 2009 TV Series Michael Corleone
MythBusters 2008 TV Series documentary Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Return To.. 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Arthur Kirkland / John Milton (uncredited)
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special Himself
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow 2006 TV Special Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Michael Corleone (uncredited)
The Godfather and the Mob 2006 TV Movie documentary
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 2006 Video documentary Himself
Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary
El oficio de actor 2005 TV Movie documentary Don Michael Corleone Sonny Wortzik
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Himself
Carlito's Way: Brian De Palma on 'Carlito's Way' 2005 Video short Carlito
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
Camilla: The Uncrowned Queen 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Based on a True Story 2004 Documentary
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2004 TV Series Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Himself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Steve Burns (uncredited)
The Making of 'Carlito's Way' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Ultimate Fights from the Movies 2002 Video documentary Tony Montana (Scarface)
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Francis Coppola's Notebook 2001 Video documentary short
Gordon Willis on Cinematography 2001 Video documentary short Michael Corleone (uncredited)
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Officer Frank Serpico (uncredited)
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity 1999 Video documentary Himself
Gomorron 1995 TV Series Himself
The Movie Show 1995 TV Series Himself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
In the Name of the Father 1993 Michael Corleone
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 1992 Video Don Michael Corleone
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1982 TV Series Ivan Travalian
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Danny Collins (2015) · Katarina Cas
2013 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany International
2012 Career Achievement Award Dublin International Film Festival For his outstanding contribution to film
2012 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Jack and Jill (2011) · Adam Sandler
· Katie Holmes
2012 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Jack and Jill (2011)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television You Don't Know Jack (2010)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries You Don't Know Jack (2010)
2011 Queer Lion Venice Film Festival Wilde Salomé (2011)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie You Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Actor You Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries You Don't Know Jack (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television You Don't Know Jack (2010)
2009 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Actor of the Decade Angels in America (2003)
2009 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor Righteous Kill (2008) · Robert De Niro
2007 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
2005 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Angels in America (2003)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Angels in America (2003)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Angels in America (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Angels in America (2003)
2003 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Acting
2001 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
2000 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
1997 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Donnie Brasco (1997)
1997 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Looking for Richard (1996)
1996 Lifetime Achievement Award Gotham Awards
1996 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award San Sebastián International Film Festival
1994 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Scent of a Woman (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Scent of a Woman (1992)
1992 Film Excellence Award Boston Film Festival
1992 Best Actor Valladolid International Film Festival Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) · Jack Lemmon
· Ed Harris
· Alan Arkin
· Kevin Spacey
· Alec Baldwin
· Jonathan Pryce
1991 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Dick Tracy (1990)
1980 Best Actor Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ...and justice for all. (1979)
1976 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975 Prize San Sebastián San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Serpico (1973)
1974 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Serpico (1973)
1973 Special David David di Donatello Awards The Godfather (1972)
1973 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Serpico (1973)
1972 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor The Godfather (1972)
1972 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor The Godfather (1972)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Danny Collins (2015)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Phil Spector (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Phil Spector (2013)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Phil Spector (2013)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Phil Spector (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Phil Spector (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Phil Spector (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Phil Spector (2013)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2009 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor 88 Minutes (2007)
2008 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest 88 Minutes (2007) · Alicia Witt
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
2006 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Two for the Money (2005) · Rene Russo
2004 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Gigli (2003)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Angels in America (2003)
2004 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Angels in America (2003)
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) Insomnia (2002)
2003 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Insomnia (2002)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Angels in America (2003)
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album · Gerry Bamman
· Robert Bella
· Claire Bloom
· Lindsay Crouse
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Brian Dennehy
· Denise Dumont
· Jill Gascoine
· Amy Irving
· Anne Jackson
· Jordan Lage
· Brian Stokes Mitchell
· Alfred Molina
· Natasha Richardson
· Patrick Stewart
· Allyson Tucker
· Kathleen Turner (also producer)
· Eli Wallach
· Fritz Weaver
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama Any Given Sunday (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama The Insider (1999)
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Devil's Advocate (1997)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Donnie Brasco (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Donnie Brasco (1997)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain The Devil's Advocate (1997)
1997 Truer Than Fiction Award Independent Spirit Awards Looking for Richard (1996)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Carlito's Way (1993)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Scent of a Woman (1992)
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dick Tracy (1990)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Godfather: Part III (1990)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Dick Tracy (1990)
1991 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dick Tracy (1990)
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Dick Tracy (1990)
1991 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dick Tracy (1990)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Sea of Love (1989)
1986 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Revolution (1985)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Scarface (1983)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Author! Author! (1982)
1980 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role ...and justice for all. (1979)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama ...and justice for all. (1979)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Bobby Deerfield (1977)
1977 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1976 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Godfather: Part II (1974)
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Godfather: Part II (1974)
1975 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Serpico (1973)
1975 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
1975 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Serpico (1973)
1973 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Godfather (1972)
1973 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Godfather (1972)
1973 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles The Godfather (1972)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dick Tracy (1990)
1975 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1974 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Serpico (1973)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Donnie Brasco (1997)
1992 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Scent of a Woman (1992)
1991 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Dick Tracy (1990)
1974 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Serpico (1973)

TitleSalary
S1m0ne (2002) $11,000,000
Insomnia (2002) ca. $11,000,000
Carlito's Way (1993) $6,000,000
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) $1,500,000
The Godfather: Part III (1990) $5,000,000
...and justice for all. (1979) $1,000,000
The Godfather: Part II (1974) $500,000 and 10% of the gross after break-even
The Godfather (1972) $35,000

#Fact
1 Offered the role of Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
2 Along with Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Emma Thompson, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett, he is one of only eleven actors to receive Academy Award nominations in two acting categories in the same year. He was nominated for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992) and Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) at the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, winning the former award.
3 Struggled with alcoholism during the start of his career.
4 After completing The Godfather (1972), Al was so broke he actually owed a studio $15,000 so he never saw a paycheck for his work on that film.
5 He has worked with 7 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, William Friedkin, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, and Barry Levinson.
6 Along with Barry Fitzgerald and Sylvester Stallone, he is one of only three actors to receive Oscar nominations for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing the same character: (1) Fitzgerald was nominated for both awards for playing Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way (1944), (2) Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Michael Corleone The Godfather (1972) and Best Actor for the same role in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and (3) Stallone was nominated for Best Actor for playing Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976) and Best Supporting Actor for the same role in Creed (2015).
7 Although he played Morgana King and Marlon Brando's son in The Godfather (1972), he is only ten and sixteen years their junior respectively.
8 Has great respect for many of his peers including Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp and Sean Penn.
9 As of 2014, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Godfather: Part III (1990), Scent of a Woman (1992) and The Insider (1999). Of those, The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) are winners in the category.
10 Claims to have learned more about acting from friend John Cazale than from anybody else.
11 During the early 80s Pacino tried unsuccessfully to develop a biographical film on Amedeo Modigliani.
12 Release of his book, "Al Pacino in Conversation with Lawrence Grobel". [2006]
13 Palisades, New York: Acting [February 2012]
14 Starring in "Salome: The Reading" with Marisa Tomei on Broadway. [April 2003]
15 Performing on Broadway in "Salome" alongside Sheryl Lee, in the Circle in the Square Theatre, New York, USA. [June 1992]
16 Became a father for the 2nd and 3rd time at age 60 when his [now ex] partner Beverly D'Angelo gave birth to their twins Anton and Olivia Pacino on January 25, 2001.
17 Became a father for the 1st time at age 49 when his [now ex] partner Jan Tarrant gave birth to their daughter Julie Marie Pacino, aka Julie Pacino, on October 16, 1989.
18 One of the few Razzie Award winners to have won an acting award for playing himself. He won Worst Supporting Actor for Jack and Jill (2011).
19 Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson, Jason Robards, Jeremy Irons, Geoffrey Rush and Christopher Plummer.
20 Starred as King Herod in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" on Broadway in 1992 opposite Sheryl Lee (directed by Robert Allan Ackerman), and in 2003 opposite Marisa Tomei (directed by Estelle Parsons). He reprised the role opposite Jessica Chastain in 2006 in Los Angeles and in the documentary-drama film Wilde Salomé (2011) that he also wrote and directed.
21 He was awarded the 2011 American National Medal of the Arts for his services to drama on February 13, 2012 at the White House in Washington D.C.
22 Before becoming a professional actor he held a number of jobs including a messenger, shoe salesman, supermarket checker, shoe shiner, furniture mover, office boy, fresh-fruit polisher, and a newsboy.
23 Spoke three of the American Film Institute's 100 Movie Quotes: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." from The Godfather: Part II (1974) at #58, "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" from Scarface (1983) at #61 and "Attica! Attica!" from Dog Day Afternoon (1975) at #86.
24 He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
25 Lives in Palisades, New York.
26 The voice of Moe the Bartender from The Simpsons was based on Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
27 Lifetime Member of the prestigious Actors Studio. He was accepted into the studio in 1966, studying under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg.
28 He is a huge fan of Dick Van Dyke.
29 Got Kevin Spacey his first major role in a film. Pacino saw Spacey performing on Broadway and suggested him to the director of Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) for the role of "John Williamson".
30 When asked by the AFI, he named The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) and Singin' in the Rain (1952) as his favorite films.
31 (Summer 1992) Starred on Broadway alongside Sheryl Lee in Oscar Wilde's "Salome", in the Circle in the Square Theatre, under the direction of Robert Allan Ackerman. The play costarred Suzanne Bertish, Arnold Vosloo and Esai Morales.
32 Former New York deputy mayor Ken Lipper was one of Pacino's classmates in school.
33 Resides in Beverly Hills, California.
34 He has been a friend of HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, for several years, and has stayed as his guest at Highgrove House.
35 His Oscar nomination for The Godfather (1972) marked his first of 4 consecutive nominations, a feat he shares with Jennifer Jones (1943-1946), Thelma Ritter (1950-1953), Marlon Brando (1951-1954) and Elizabeth Taylor (1957-1960).
36 Has suffered from chronic insomnia.
37 Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses." Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had thought of firing him during the early shooting of the now-classic film, vetoed Pacino for the lead. Instead, Evans insisted on the casting of the even shorter Dustin Hoffman! On her part, Christie -- who was notoriously finicky about accepting parts, even in prestigious, sure-fire material -- turned down the female lead, which was then taken by Marthe Keller (who, ironically, became Pacino's lover after co-starring with him in Bobby Deerfield (1977)). Of his dream cast, Schlesinger only got Olivier, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Pacino has yet to co-star with Christie.
38 Over the end credits of Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) the two stars, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon compete at doing Pacino impressions.
39 At one point, David Cronenberg was in line to direct the film The Singing Detective (2003), with Pacino in the lead.
40 1970-75: Lived with Jill Clayburgh.
41 Revealed to James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) for the first time ever that his maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily.
42 Stated in an interview that the movie he most wanted to be in but couldn't get the role was Slap Shot (1977). Director George Roy Hill opted not to go with Pacino because he could not ice skate.
43 10/16/97: Imprinted his hands and signature in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
44 Was director Bryan Singer's first choice for the role of "Dave Kujan" in The Usual Suspects (1995). Pacino passed on the role and has since stated that that is the role he regrets passing on the most.
45 His performance as Frank Serpico in Serpico (1973) is ranked #40 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
46 His performance as "Michael Corleone" in The Godfather: Part II (1974) is ranked #11 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
47 His performance as Tony Montana in Scarface (1983) is ranked #74 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
48 2006: His performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (1974) is ranked #20 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
49 2006: His performance as Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) is ranked #4 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
50 Turned down role as Michael Corleone in the Godfather videogame.
51 Turned down the role of Richard Sherman for a remake of The Seven Year Itch (1955) which was never filmed.
52 During the making of The Recruit (2003), he met and became close friends with Colin Farrell. He went on to call Farrell the most talented actor of his generation.
53 He is one of only six actors to be nominated for an Oscar for playing the same role in two films. He was nominated as for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). The others are Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Peter O'Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968), Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976) and Creed (2015).
54 Had been friends with John Cazale since they were teenagers. They starred together in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Godfather (1972).
55 Alec Baldwin, who co-starred with Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and Looking for Richard (1996), wrote a 65-page final thesis on Pacino and method acting for his degree at NYU.
56 Early in his acting career, he considered changing his name to "Sonny Scott" to avoid being typecast by his Italian name. "Sonny" was his childhood nickname.
57 Briefly worked as a stand-up comic early in his career.
58 Worked in the mail room of Commentary magazine.
59 Has a production company called Chal Productions. The "Ch" is in tribute his friend "Charlie Laughton" (not the actor Charles Laughton) while the "Al" is for himself.
60 Attended The High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out.
61 Grew up in the South Bronx, New York City
62 2005: Premiere Magazine ranked him as #37 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
63 He and Jamie Foxx are two out of the only three actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in the same year. (Barry Fitzgerald did it first in 1945) Pacino was nominated in 1993 for Scent of a Woman (1992) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) / Foxx in 2005 for Ray (2004) and Collateral (2004). Both men won the Best Actor award, and they both played blind men in their roles: Pacino as Frank Slade and Foxx as Ray Charles.
64 His favorite actress is Julie Christie.
65 While Paramount brass dithered over whether to cast him as Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972), the role that would make him a star, a frustrated Pacino signed up for the role of Mario Trantino in The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971). When Paramount finally decided to offer him the role in "The Godfather", it had to buy him out of his contract with MGM. Ironically, the role went to Robert De Niro, whom The Godfather: Part II (1974) would make a star.
66 Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
67 His performance in the Broadway play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" won him a Tony Award for Best Dramatic Supporting Actor, and a Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1969.
68 Won the Best Actor Obie (awarded for the best Off-Broadway performances) for "The Indian Wants The Bronx" in 1968. Was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for "Why Is A Crooked Letter" in 1966.
69 Was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in "Richard III" in Boston from Dec. 1972 to Jan. 1973 and at the Cort Theater in New York City from June 10 to July 15, 1979. He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's "Aurturo Ui" at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977, for which Pacino won a Tony Award. Wheeler also directed Pacino in Heathcote Williams' "The Local Stigmatic" for Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City in 1976. Pacino appeared in a 1989 film of "Stigmatic" (The Local Stigmatic (1990)) directed by Wheeler that was presented at the Cinémathèque in Los Angeles.
70 He has four sisters: Josette, a teacher, twins Roberta Pacino and Paula, and a younger sister named Desiree, whom Pacino's father adopted whilst married to his fourth wife.
71 He is the stepson of actress and make-up artist Katherin Kovin-Pacino.
72 He was rejected repeatedly by studio heads while auditioning for the role of Michael in The Godfather (1972) but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. This film was shot briskly because both the director and the leading actor were in constant fear of being fired. Ironically, it turned out to be a breakthrough for both.
73 Read for Chazz Palminteri's part in The Usual Suspects (1995). Source: Director Bryan Singer, "Pursuing The Usual Suspects" documentary from UK DVD.
74 In 2004 he became the 18th performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting. Oscar: Best Actor, Scent of a Woman (1992); Tony: Best Supporting Actor-Play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?: (1969) and Best Actor-Play "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" (1977); and Emmy: Best Actor-Miniseries/Movie, Angels in America (2003).
75 Portrayed crime bosses in The Godfather Trilogy, Scarface (1983) and Dick Tracy (1990).
76 He was voted the 41st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
77 In a "Playboy" magazine interview, he claimed that he was fired from his job as a movie theater usher while walking down the staircase and admiring himself in the mirrored wall.
78 For a short while, he was the only actor to be in the #1 Best and Worst Movie on IMDb: The Godfather (1972) and Gigli (2003).
79 Was voted the Number 1 greatest movie star of all time in a Channel 4 (UK) poll.
80 He is an avid William Shakespeare fan, "Hamlet" being his favorite play.
81 Studied acting under his friend Charles Laughton.
82 He and Chris Sarandon improvised their scene on the phone in the film Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
83 Won his first Oscar twenty-one years after his first nomination.
84 Won two Tony Awards: in 1969 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and in 1977 as Best. Actor (Play) for "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel."
85 He is one of the eleven elite thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. The other ten are Barry Fitzgerald Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett. Pacino was the second male actor, after Fitzgerald, to have been nominated for both a Best Supporting Actor and a Best Actor Oscar in the same year; the third is Foxx, who was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in 2005.
86 Despite the fact that he starred in "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui" for Off- Broadway scale pay (the minimum salary allowed by Actor's Equity), the production had the highest ticket price in Off-Broadway history at $100 per ticket.
87 One of the few Hollywood stars who has never married.
88 Larry King considers Pacino's appearance on his show Larry King Live (1985) in November 1996 as one of his personal all-time favorite interviews.
89 Once worked as an usher at Carnegie Hall.
90 Is an avid fan of opera.
91 Al was so much into character (playing a plain-clothes NYC cop) while filming Serpico (1973) he actually pulled over and threatened to arrest a truck driver for exhaust pollution.
92 1994: Stopped a two-pack-a-day smoking habit to protect his voice. In the mid-1980s he had been smoking four packs of cigarettes a day. He now only occasionally smokes herbal cigarettes.
93 Francis Ford Coppola asked Pacino to play Captain Willard in his film Apocalypse Now (1979). Pacino politely turned down the offer, saying he'd "do anything" for Francis but he "wouldn't go to war with him!".
94 Was frequently refered to as "that midget Pacino" by producers of The Godfather (1972) who didn't want him for the part of Michael Corleone.
95 His maternal grandparents originate from Corleone, Sicily. His paternal grandparents originate from San Fratello, Sicily.
96 Originally asked for $7 million for The Godfather: Part III (1990), a figure that so enraged director Francis Ford Coppola that he threatened to write a new script that opened with Michael Corleone's funeral. Pacino settled for $5 million.
97 Turned down Crimson Tide (1995).
98 Turned down Pretty Woman (1990).
99 Turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
100 Turned down Apocalypse Now (1979).
101 Turned down Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
102 Turned down the role of Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
103 Dropped out of school at the age of 17.
104 Son of Sal Pacino (insurance agent) and Rose Pacino (she died when Al was 22).
105 January 1961: Was arrested, charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
106 October 1997: Ranked #4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

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1 [on becoming famous] The reaction wasn't positive. I was catapulted out of a cannon. People are more accepting of fame today because of all the media outlets. Young people even aspire to it. I became more aware of myself, constantly reminded that I had this name because strangers kept calling me by it. Being an outsider is part of being an artist. You try to conform. But some of us just can't. I didn't know what was expected of me. I still don't.
2 [on Johnny Depp] -- Johnny is one of the greatest actors of his generation. He has incredible instincts. He's able to put himself into the head of his character and vary his level according to the needs of each scene. That's a very rare gift.
3 [on Diane Keaton getting him back into movies after a four-year hiatus in the 1980s] I'd probably be a short-order cook right now if it wasn't for Diane. I'd become kind of detached from everything and I was enjoying a life out of the mix. She's the one who found Sea of Love (1989) and told me I should do it. She said, 'You're not on the A-list anymore, buddy. Are you going to go back to living in a rooming house? You've been rich too long. You're an adult now.'"
4 [on one's career] I think that the idea of resurgence is wonderful. But basically I think it's just luck. Also, if you start to say, 'How about if I made a movie with this person who is really a good director?' or 'How about if I did a movie about something that I feel I've got something to say about?' These things happen and I feel you're lucky when it happens.
5 [on being off-screen from 1985 to 1989] I poured my own money into my own film, The Local Stigmatic (1990). Which I never released. I did some plays. All of a sudden the years passed and suddenly I owed some back taxes and the mortgage was due and I was broke. But you know what really hit me? I was walking through Central Park and this guy comes up to me - didn't know him at all - and he says, 'Hey, what happened to you? We don't see you, man.' I said, 'Well, I... uh... uh...' and he said, 'C'mon Al, I want to see you up there.' And I recognized that I was lucky to have what I've been given. You gotta use it.
6 [on directing] I have worked with many great film directors and seen that there is a level of film-making that I can never get to so I don't even bother. I just enjoy engaging in film as an amateur. I don't have the pressure of having to deliver. I am off the hook.
7 I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
8 [on The Godfather trilogy] A long, awful, tiring story.
9 [on turning down the part of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)] That role was mine for the taking but I couldn't understand the script.
10 I was smoking at nine and smoking a pipe by 12... well, I was dramatic. The cop on the beat used to buy us booze when I was 13 and 14. He was a great guy. He would say, 'Have a little of this', and he would keep a watch on us. I don't know that it would be politically correct but he is not working anymore and is long retired.
11 [on rejecting the role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988)] I gave that boy [Bruce Willis] a career.
12 The first thing that comes to mind about Sea of Love (1989)? Ellen Barkin's body.
13 [on Scarface (1983)] We couldn't show our faces after it opened. I was at a party after a screening at Sardi's. I walked in and the faces looked like those in a wax museum. People were sitting so still. Liza Minnelli was there. She hadn't seen the movie. She came up to me and said: 'What did you do to these people?' And yet it survived.
14 Something happened in the 1980s that is hard to define. It had something to do with the movies that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas - both very close friends of Francis Ford Coppola - started to make. I met them when they were kids. I saw them as real film people. I got no feeling of theatre from them. They are geniuses. But they set the standard for a new kind of movie. You also can't discount the impact of television. It's a complex story. Those socially concerned movies like Serpico (1973) or Dog Day Afternoon (1975) or Taxi Driver (1976) were no longer as doable. Those films became independent film. They were no longer launched as brassy marquee features. That's exactly right. You look at The Panic in Needle Park (1971): a film about two drug addicts in the city. That was made by Fox. They could never get that made today.
15 [on working with Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)] I loved him. He was such a sensitive person. He saw the difficulties I was having and I think he saw a little of himself when he was young. I was in awe. I remember once he came up behind me and gave me a little massage. 'You okay?' he'd say.
16 [on being offered the part of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)] Naturally my first thought was: 'I can't play that. It's a really hard part. Can't I play Sonny? That's a good part.' Then all this screen testing began. It was the Scarlett O'Hara of its day. Francis put that cast together and they okayed everybody except for me and Marlon Brando. Finally, they okayed Marlon. 'But this kid? No way!'
17 [on his acting teacher Lee Strasberg] Someone said to him: 'Oh, I know you.' He replied: 'You know my name. You don't know me'.
18 [on the tough neighborhood he grew up in] They used to call it Fort Apache - the 41st Precinct. But that was the start of the heroin thing. Around 1948 that's when the drugs came into New York. That's when the trouble started. Of all my dearest, closest friends from that time, none of them survived.
19 [on being in Dublin, Ireland] I always feel so at home here, it's great. In fact, I just want to do a movie here so then I could really stay for a while, get around and see it, and be a part of it.
20 I'm the same now as I've always been - sort of a recluse. People resent me for remaining myself when they think I should be acting like a superstar. I never wanted to be an actor and I don't particularly enjoy it. I have to act. There just isn't anything else for me.
21 [on preparing to play the character of Tony Montana in Scarface (1983)] I worked with an expert in knife combat, with a physical education guy who helped me get the kind of body I wanted for the part. I used the boxer Roberto Durán a little bit. There was an aspect of Durán , a certain lion in him that I responded to in this character. And I was very inspired by Meryl Streep's work in Sophie's Choice (1982). I thought that her way of involving herself in playing someone who is from another country and another world was particularly fine and committed and... courageous.
22 [on the casting of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)] Francis [Ford Coppola] knew I could do the part, and so did I. But he kept asking me to test again and again. I didn't want to go. I don't go where I'm not wanted. Once I got the role, I was waking up at four or five in the morning and going into the kitchen to brood over [it].
23 With young actors I learn from them, just as hopefully I always will. If I were to advise them in some way, I would say this is a craft that you just have to keep doing. Do it whenever you can and you shouldn't spend too much time dealing with the fact that there's a world out there with a lot of competition. You have to educate yourself. You have to read. You have to see things that are inspiring to you.
24 [on people considering him a legend] I'm very flattered to hear that, that compliment. I don't think of myself as anything but an actor struggling to find the next role and when I do get the role to try and see if I can find any way into it.
25 (1979, on his pre-fame job as a building superintendent) I was about 26. My friend told me about this job with a rent-free apartment and $14 a week. So I went down and got a boiler's permit and came back and I was a super. It was my first real place that was not a rooming house or sharing with a girl-I had lived with a girl before that. Now I had my own little home. I had no money, hardly anything to eat, but I had a roof over my head. I was a super for 11 months. I drank, actually, but I hung in there and came out of it. It was a very fruitful time and, at the same time, it was the lowest time in my life. I used to hang an 8 x 10 glossy of me on the door.
26 (1979, on his beginning as an actor at the High School of Performing Arts) I was never very happy with performing; it didn't turn me on much. If I made a catch at third base, I'd do a double somersault and sprawl out on the ground. I was acting-overacting. They taught Stanislavsky at Performing Arts. That whole thing about the Method and serious acting, having to feel it, I thought it was crazy. What was going on? Where was the fun? So I was kind of bored with it.
27 [1979, Playboy Magazine] I wanted to be a baseball player, naturally, but I wasn't good enough. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I just had a kind of energy, I was a fairly happy kid, although I had problems in school. In the eighth grade, the drama teacher wrote my mother a letter saying she should encourage me. I used to recite The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. And I would read the Bible in the auditorium. That was the first time I heard of Marlon Brando. I was in a play and they said, "Hey, Marlon Brando - this guy acts like Marlon Brando." Isn't that weird? I was about 12. I guess it was because I was supposed to get sick onstage and I really did get sick every time we did this play. Actually, the person I related to was James Dean. I grew up with the Dean thing. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) had a very powerful effect on me.
28 (1979 quote on his first time at the Oscars) I was at the Oscars once, for Serpico. That was the second time I was nominated. I was sitting in the third or fourth row with Diane Keaton. Jeff Bridges was there with his girl. No one expected me to come. I was a little high. Somebody had done something to my hair, blew it or something, and I looked like I had a bird's nest on my head, a real mess. I sat there and tried to look indifferent because I was so nervous. Any time I'm nervous, I try to put on an indifferent or a cold look. At one point, I turned to Jeff Bridges and said, "Hey, looks like there won't be time to get to the Best Actor awards." He gave me a strange look. He said, "Oh, really?" I said, "It's over, the hour is up." He said, "It's three hours long." I thought it was an hour TV show, can you imagine that? And I had to pee-bad. So I popped a Valium. Actually, I was eating Valium like they were candy. Chewed on them. Finally came the Best Actor. Can you imagine the shape I was in? I couldn't have made it to the stage. I was praying, "Please don't let it be me. Please." And I hear . . . "Jack Lemmon." I was just so happy I didn't have to get up, because I never would have made it.
29 (1979, Playboy Magazine) Bang the Drum Slowly is my all-time-favorite film. I saw that three or four times. I'd like to go see it again. The baseball motif, the quality of the relationship between Moriarty and De Niro, is beautiful. Maybe I relate to it because I wanted to be a baseball player. For some reason, people don't talk about that movie.
30 (1979, on Marlon Brando) There's no doubt every time I see Brando that I'm looking at a great actor. Whether he's doing great acting or not, you're seeing somebody who is in the tradition of a great actor. What he does with it, that's something else, but he's got it all. The talent, the instrument is there, that's why he has endured. I remember when I first saw On the Waterfront. I had to see it again, right there. I couldn't move, I couldn't leave the theater. I had never seen the likes of it. I couldn't believe it.
31 The most popular movie I've ever made is Scarface (1983), all over the world. It's amazing to me. It's wonderful. We sometimes forget that it was Oliver Stone who wrote it. He is a political creature, and I think that is an undercurrent in the movie. And the combination of him and Brian De Palma made for this kind of fusion or explosion. It worked.
32 I am a dancer, but I don't think I would be on Dancing with the Stars (2005) mainly because I would be too shy.
33 I recommend watching The Dresser (1983). It's a great movie if you want to know about actors.
34 Gary Cooper was kind of a phenomenon - his ability to take something and elevate it, give it such dignity. One of the great presences. Charles Laughton was my favorite. Jack Nicholson has that kind of persona; he's also a fine actor. Robert Mitchum's great. Lee Marvin, too. These guys are terrific actors.
35 After every movie, Humphrey Bogart -- even at the end -- was very worried he'd never get another part. If you don't get the job, there's no work, there's no outlet, there's no expression, there's no painting. You just live and hope that another day will come with a role that will serve as a canvas for you.
36 He who persists at his folly will one day be wise.
37 An actor with too much money will usually find a way to get rid of it.
38 It surprised me, the feeling I got when I won the Oscar for Scent of a Woman (1992). It was a new feeling. I'd never felt it. I don't see my Oscar much now. But when I first got it, there was a feeling for weeks afterward that I guess is akin to winning a gold medal in the Olympics. It's like you've won a race and everybody knows you won. It's a wonderful feeling, a complete feeling.
39 [on making The Godfather (1972)] Every time I'd run into Marlon Brando on set, my face would turn red and I'd start laughing...have you any idea what it was like to do a scene with Brando? I sat in movie houses when I was a kid watching Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Viva Zapata! (1952). Now I'm playing a scene with him. He's God, man!
40 [on Jack Lemmon] Jack was the most selfless actor I've ever worked with. He was the most considerate and the most generous. He cared a great deal about what he was doing. He was a complete actor who gave 150 percent. But the remarkable thing about Jack was that he kept growing. So his best work was his latest work.
41 [on Heat (1995)] I remember chasing Bobby De Niro around at 3 a.m. I didn't warm up and boom, there went my hamstring. I was like, "Great, I feel like old Al." Then I realized, "I AM old Al." I guess I have to keep in shape as I get older. But I don't like to work out. Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lie down until it passes.
42 The only problem is, I don't have the appetite to make my own pictures. I don't want to direct. So I'm always in a kind of passive position, waiting for someone to come to me with a project... That I sort of don't like.
43 [on Julie Christie] The most poetic of actresses.
44 My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well.
45 [on The Godfather: Part III (1990)] You know what the problem with that film is? The real problem? Nobody wants to see Michael have retribution and feel guilty. That's not who he is. In the other scripts, in Michael's mind he is avenging his family and saving them. Michael never thinks of himself as a gangster - not as a child, not while he is one and not afterward. That is not the image he has of himself. He's not a part of the Goodfellas (1990) thing. Michael has this code; he lives by something that makes audiences respond. But once he goes away from that and starts crying over coffins, making confessions and feeling remorse, it isn't right. I applaud [Francis Ford Coppola] for trying to get to that, but Michael is so frozen in that image. There is in him a deep feeling of having betrayed his mother by killing his brother. That was a mistake. And we are ruled by these mistakes in life as time goes on. He was wrong. Like in Scarface (1983) when Tony kills Manny - that is wrong, and he pays for it. And in his way, Michael pays for it.
46 In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.
47 [When asked what a movie of his life would be called and who would play him] It would be called 'The Dustin Hoffman Story'. When we were starting out, [Robert De Niro], me and Hoffman were always sort of mixed up. People mistook us for each other.
48 [When asked what romantic character he would want to be] [Pablo Picasso]. I love the idea that he used to just sit and stare at an empty canvas for as long as 12 hours straight. If you keep staring at the canvas, the hope is that something or someone will come to mind. That's a romantic notion in itself.
49 I don't understand the hatred and fear of gays and bisexuals and lesbians...it's a concept I honestly cannot grasp. To me, it's not who you love...a man, a woman, what have you...it's the fact THAT you love. That is all that truly matters.
50 My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.
51 The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful -- my personal life suffers.
52 I've always believed, I always hoped . . . I don't think I know what I'm saying when I say this, but I was hoping that we could have a museum where we had films. That there was a museum where films were, like, hung. Like paintings. And you went to the museum. I got the movie The Local Stigmatic (1990) that I made. It's 52 minutes and everybody has seen it now because I've personally got them in to see it, to show it to them and I paid them for it, too. But it's over at the Museum of Modern Art and I love saying . . . This is really pretentious of me, this is what I really like. I love to say: 'Oh, it's at the Museum of Modern Art. Isn't that great?' 'Have you released it?' 'No, I never did.' I love saying that, you know? 'How come?' 'Because I didn't feel like it.' It's fun to do that.
53 [on why his film Chinese Coffee (2000) has yet to be released] 'Coffee' is done, I got a couple of little important things to do about it, like little tiny things, and THEN I will unveil it. It's not a movie that you put in a . . . it needs a certain environment to flourish in. It's just the way it is. It doesn't make it better or worse than the picture. It's just the way it is, the nature of it.
54 [on whether or not acting is still challenging for him] The challenge? It's always a challenge of a sort. It's a challenge to get up and go and leave your family and go out there in all different parts of the world and do a picture and try to make it come alive . . . You're still challenged for that. I mean, it's the same story. It's just not changed. It seems to be the same thing it always was. It's this effort. If you get excited about a thing then things are generally a little easier. If you get enthusiastic and you want to do something and you feel you are into something then things start to come. But usually to find the enthusiasm and the appetite, that's the challenge.
55 [on doing Scarecrow (1973) with Gene Hackman] Gene and I are two people not very similar. We had to play a very close relationship, but I just didn't think we were as connected as we should have been. We seemed apart. We didn't have altercations, we didn't hate each other. But we didn't communicate, didn't think in the same terms. Gene and I were thrown together, but under ordinary circumstances we'd never cavort or be friends. It was two worlds - but I have to say that I was as much responsible as he was.
56 [on his friend and Heat (1995) co-star Robert De Niro] I remember seeing things that Bob had done in the past, and very recent times, and have been taken with the work so much that I even wrote [him] about it. Some of his great work -- which is plenty -- I was staggered by the subtlety of his portrayal and the warmth, which is what we often talk about with Bob among us actors who admire him so. It is the warmth and the way he approaches things.
57 [on his friend and Heat (1995) co-star Robert De Niro] We know each other's minds. We have shared some things that are personal to us, such as our roles. I know Bobby through his roles. But, then, I don't think we actually talked about the actual work of actors.
58 [Presenting the Lifetime of Achievement Award to director Sidney Lumet at the 2005 Academy Awards] As an old village poet put it to me in the 1960s. [If you dig it, it's yours]. I dug Sidney Lumet back then. I dig him now because what he had to give, I took and made it mine. I'm forever grateful along with all the other actors and writers who have benefited from Sidney's genius.
59 by Robert Osborne in "Academy Awards 1974 Oscar Annual"] I couldn't exist just doing films. But on the other hand, there is the fame that comes with it, and the money. My problem is I still want to play Hamlet in some little theater somewhere, and time is running out.
60 But I was just lucky. People like [Francis Ford Coppola] were making films, and I got opportunities.
61 One hopes to find out about the [movie] you're in while you're doing it, not several years later, which is usually when I find out. I'm like, 'Wow, that was a dud! I didn't know, nobody would tell me!' I've done things for certain reasons, but it [comes from] thinking on your feet... Sometimes actors do things not because we have a great desire [for it], but because it's work, and I'm starting to wonder about that.
62 People always said that time, the '70s, was about pretty boys, and then I came along!
63 I guess you find yourself repeating certain motifs. But at the heart of it all, I'm an actor, always looking for a role. And then you try to make things fresh.
64 I'm constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.
65 I hope the perception is that I'm an actor, I never intended to be a movie star.
66 That's right! That's right! We know the best feeling in the world is the one between the second and third martini. That was my deal. I just enjoyed who I became when I was drinking, so that was something hard to break. I became much quieter, and funny. I must say, that kind of thing came out.
67 I'll tell you something. And this is a fact. When I was doing Scarface (1983), I remember being in love at that time. One of the few times in my life. And I was so glad it was at that time. I would come home and she would tell me about her life that day and all her problems and I remember saying to her, 'Look, you really got me through this picture', because I would shed everything when I came home.
68 [on whether acting and his roles reflected who he is] In the end you're just playing a role.
69 Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them.
70 I like what Norman Mailer said about alcohol: 'Drink has killed a lot of my brain cells and I think I would have been a better writer without it, but it would be one less way to relax.'
71 I'm single and I don't particularly like it. I'm certainly the kind of person who prefers ... it ... it ... It's good to have someone in your life that you're going through this thing with. It's good. That's a thing in life that I aspire to.
72 When I try to explain anything I always end up trying to be right usually, but not truthful necessarily. Trying to give the right answer or what I think is the right answer. It's a human instinct. You try to be as clever as you can be. You're trying to come off like you really know what the hell's going on, when you don't!
73 There are times when I have a temperament. Yes, my temperament is there ... but I hope I'm gentle. Yes, I think I am.
74 I can't say I've been sober though. I don't like that word. What does it mean? 'Sober! He's very sober'.
75 The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.

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1 Diminutive frame, off-set by his formidable bearing
2 Jet black hair
3 Surly but essentially moral characters with deep capacity for violence
4 Frequently plays men of power and/or authority
5 Volcanic tirade, smoke-burnished voice

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