Al Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker who has made a significant impact on the entertainment industry. He was born on April 25, 1940, in East Harlem, New York City. Pacino's parents were Italian immigrants who divorced when he was just two years old. He grew up in poverty and struggled with school, but found solace in acting.
Pacino began his career in the late 1960s, appearing in off-Broadway productions and small television roles. His breakthrough came in 1972 when he starred as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Pacino continued to build his career with iconic roles in films such as Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and Scarface (1983). He won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992). Pacino has also had success on stage, winning a Tony Award for his performance in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (1977).
Throughout his career, Pacino has received numerous accolades for his work, including eight Academy Award nominations and two wins. He has also been honored with four Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pacino has been married three times and has three children. He is known for being private about his personal life and rarely discusses it in interviews.
In addition to his acting career, Pacino has also directed several films, including Looking for Richard (1996) and Chinese Coffee (2000). He continues to be an influential figure in the entertainment industry and is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time.