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Al Pacino

 
Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1940 (82)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and ...And Justice for All (1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 25, 1940 (82)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and ...And Justice for All (1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Mickey Ross
  [Broadway]
2012
Shelly 'The Machine' Levene
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Shylock
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Herod Antipas
  [Broadway]
1996
"Erie" Smith
  [Broadway]
1992
Herod Antipas
  [Broadway]
1992
Harry Levine
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Walter Cole
  [Broadway]
1979
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III
  [Broadway]
1977
Pavlo Hummel
  [Broadway]
1970
Performer
  [Broadway]
1969
Bickham

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director

Al Pacino Biography

Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and ...And Justice for All (1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), he earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations. Other notable portrayals include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (1993), Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997), Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999), and Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman (2019). He has also starred in the thrillers Heat (1995), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Insomnia (2002), and appeared in the comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
On television, Pacino has acted in several productions for HBO, including the miniseries Angels in America (2003) and the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack (2010), winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for each. He has also had an extensive career on stage. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, in 1969 and 1977, for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. A Shakespeare enthusiast, Pacino directed and starred in Looking for Richard (1996), a documentary about the play Richard III, the lead role of which Pacino had earlier portrayed on stage in 1977. He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and 2010 stage production of The Merchant of Venice. Having made his filmmaking debut with Looking for Richard, Pacino directed and starred in the films Chinese Coffee (2000), Wilde Salomé (2011), and Salomé (2013). Since 1994, he has been the joint president of the Actors Studio.

Al Pacino Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Al Pacino, American Buffalo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Al Pacino, The Basic Training of Pavl Hummel
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Al Pacino, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Al Pacino, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
 
Theatre World Awards - 1969 - Performance Gold Star
Al Pacino, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Al Pacino , Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
 
Obie Awards - 1968 - Best Actor Gold Star
Al PacinoThe Indian Wants the Bronze

Al Pacino News

The Actors Studio to Host Three Special 75th Anniversary Events in December Photo The Actors Studio to Host Three Special 75th Anniversary Events in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Starting this week, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. In December, the legendary studio will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December Photo The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

This December, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world's most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. The legendary studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony Set for June 2023 Photo 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony Set for June 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

The 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday evening, June 5, 2023 beginning at 7:00PM. The Theatre World Awards are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances.

Jessica Chastain Will Return to Broadway in A DOLL'S HOUSE in Spring 2023 Photo Jessica Chastain Will Return to Broadway in A DOLL'S HOUSE in Spring 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain will come to Broadway this spring as Nora Helmer in director Jamie Lloyd’s new production of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a new version by Amy Herzog. Learn more about the production here!

THE GODFATHER LIVE, with 61 Piece Orchestra, to Play Chicago's Auditorium Theatre Photo THE GODFATHER LIVE, with 61 Piece Orchestra, to Play Chicago's Auditorium Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

On Saturday, November 12th at 8 pm, ten-time Academy Award-winning masterpiece, The Godfather, will be screened and performed with a 61-piece orchestra in celebration of the iconic film's 50th anniversary, produced by CineConcerts and presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions.

The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS Photo The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The Actors Studio, now celebrating 75 years as the world‚Äôs most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors & playwrights, will open its doors to the public to observe ‚ÄúActors Studio In Process‚ÄĚ on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7PM.

Eugene Lee To Join Norm Lewis On A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour; Full Cast Announced Photo Eugene Lee To Join Norm Lewis On A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

Veteran actor Eugene Lee¬†will join¬†Norm Lewis¬†to star in the¬†20-week North American tour of Roundabout's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning‚ÄĮA Soldier's Play.‚ÄĮ¬†

MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023 Photo MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

MCC Theater will produce a four-week development workshop of a new musical, Hearts Beat Loud, to be presented on February 9 & 10, 2023. Hearts Beat Loud is based on the inspiring 2018 indie film set in Red Hook (starring Nick Offerman and Toni Collette).

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

THE FOUR PHANTOMS In Concert Coming To The Stranahan Theater, November 6 Photo THE FOUR PHANTOMS In Concert Coming To The Stranahan Theater, November 6
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022

The American Theatre Guild presents the Toledo engagement of THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the Stranahan Theater stage November 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Al Pacino Videos

VIDEO: Billy Porter Performs on the BET Awards Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Porter Performs on the BET Awards

by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022

Billy Porter brought ballroom and house music to the BET Awards with an epic performance on Sunday night. Watch the video from the broadcast which also featured performances by Brandy, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Mariah Carey, Latto, and more.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been a treasured member of the Broadway community since his debut in the 1998 revival on On the Town. This season he returns to the stage as 'Mason' in Second Stage's revival of Take Me Out, in a performance which has earned him a career first- a Tony nomination!

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIG Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his starring role in Broadway's revival of TAKE ME OUT and more. Ferguson also shares details about fatherhood, including footage of his son. He shares a story with Fallon's special guest co-host, singer Shawn Mendes, about attending the Oscars party.

Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer Videoplay
Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

In celebration of C√©line Dion‚Äôs birthday on March 30, Tony Award-winning producer¬†Eva Price¬†(Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!) has¬†announced that¬†Titanique¬†‚Ästthe irresistibly funny and irreverent new musical send-up of the blockbuster film¬†Titanic,¬†featuring the songs of pop icon¬†C√©line Dion¬†‚Ästwill open off-Broadway this summer at¬†The Asylum Theatre¬†(307 W 26th St.)

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Accepts the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards Videoplay
VIDEO: Helen Mirren Accepts the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards

by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night, Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and aired on TNT and TBS. Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett presented Helen Mirren with the 57th Life Achievement Award, which was preceded by a montage of some of her most iconic screen performances.

VIDEO: Watch a New Teaser Trailer for HOUSE OF GUCCI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Teaser Trailer for HOUSE OF GUCCI

by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

The cast of the film is led by Academy Award-winner Lady Gaga and Tony-nominee Adam Driver, with Tony and Academy Award- winner Al Pacino, Academy Award-winner Jared Leto, Tony Award and Academy Award -winner Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Tony-nominee Reeve Carney, and Salma Hayek. Watch the new teaser trailer now!

VIDEO: Billy Porter Opens Up About New Memoir on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Porter Opens Up About New Memoir on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

Billy Porter appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his new memoir, the final season of POSE, and his film directorial debut. Watch the full interview now!

VIDEO: Billy Porter on His Struggles Growing Up, Career Triumphs, and More on CBS SUN Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Porter on His Struggles Growing Up, Career Triumphs, and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021

This morning, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on actor-dancer-singer-director and Broadway veteran Billy Porter. In the interview, Porter talks with correspondent Seth Doane about a childhood filled with years of rejection, doubt and abuse ‚Äď and about how he survived and triumphed.

VIDEO: Jamie Foxx Does His Dave Chappelle & Al Pacino Impressions on JIMMY KIMMEL LIV Videoplay
VIDEO: Jamie Foxx Does His Dave Chappelle & Al Pacino Impressions on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

Foxx won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

VIDEO: Watch an Interview About THE GODFATHER CODA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch an Interview About THE GODFATHER CODA

by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2020

Watch an exclusive interview with Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Andy Garcia about the new version of The Godfather: Part III, now entitled Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.


Al Pacino Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Al Pacino been in?
Al Pacino has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Al Pacino been in?
Al Pacino has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Al Pacino been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for American Buffalo , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Basic Training of Pavl Hummel , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and Best Actor (Obie Awards) for The Indian Wants the Bronze .

What awards has Al Pacino won?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Basic Training of Pavl Hummel, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?and Best Actor (Obie Awards) for The Indian Wants the Bronze.