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Al Pacino’s birthday
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My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness
born April 25, 1940, East Harlem, New York City
Alfredo James Pacino is an American film and stage actor and director.
The brooding, dynamic movie star who specializes in playing antiheroes began in the New York theatre and has returned much more often than most film stars of his stature. He made a provocative debut Off Broadway in 1968 in The Indian Wants the Bronx. He was further praised the next year for his Broadway performance as the drug addict Bickham in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (1969), winning Tony Awards. Pacino’s film career began in 1971, but he managed to find time for such riveting stage performances in Camino Real (1970), The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (1977), Richard III (1979), American Buffalo (1981), Hughie (1996) and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2002).
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. For his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He had received seven previous Oscar nominations, including one in that same year.
A longtime fan of Shakespeare, he made his directorial debut with Looking for Richard, a quasi-documentary on the play Richard III. Pacino has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including one from the American Film Institute.
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