Al Pacino

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Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he was also nominated for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and . . . And Justice for All (1979) and won the award in 1993 for his performance as blind Lieutenant Colonel Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Pacino was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other notable roles include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (1993), Lieutenant Vincent Hanna in Heat (1995), Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997), John Milton in The Devil's Advocate (1997), Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999), Detective Will Dormer in Insomnia (2002), Marvin Schwarzs in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), and Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman (2019). In 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); he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for each role.

Pacino was born in New York City ( East Harlem ), [1] to Sicilian-American parents Salvatore Pacino and Rose, who divorced when he was two years old. [1] His mother moved to The Bronx to live with her parents, Kate and James Gerardi, who, coincidentally, had come from a town in Sicily named Corleone . [2] His father, who was from San Fratello in the Province of Messina , moved to Covina, California , and worked as an insurance salesman and restaurateur. [1]

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