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Al Pacino is a legend, an icon, an acting phenomenon. Known primarily for playing villainous roles has shown his versatile finesse with romantic, comic and any role he comes across.
His childhood dream was to play baseball. He failed out of school and worked as a janitor busboy, messenger and several menial jobs to support himself while participating in plays in underground theatres.
In 1961, he met his lifelong friend and mentor, Charlie Laughton when he enrolled at Herbert Berghof Studio and after intensive training, debuted in a Broadway piece titled Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? in 1969.
Best Known For
Al is most famous for headlining fans favorite The Godfather trilogy as well as starring in 1983’ Scarface, Scent of a Woman in 1992, and Devil’s Advocate in 1997.
He has other notable roles in Heat in 1995, Donnie Brasco in 1997, The Insider in 1999, Insomnia in 2002 and Hangman in 2017.
He has also appeared in TV series Angels in America in 2003 and You Don’t Know Jack in 2010.
Al is straight and despite dating several women, he has not once been married. After dating Jill Clayburgh for a few years from 1967, he had an on and off relationship with Diane Keaton from 1971 to 1991.
He has a child with Jan Tarrant whom he dated in 1988 and a set of twins with Beverly D'Angelo.
He spent 7 years with Lyndall Hobbs in the 90s and has been with Lucila Solá from 2009 till 2018.
He is of Italian descent, born to Salvatore and Rose Pacino but lived with his grandparents, James and Kate Gerardi.
His half-sisters are Josette, Roberta, Paula, Desiree from his father’s other marriages.
He is the father of Julie, born of Jan in 1989 and twins Anton and Olivia, born of Beverly in 2001.
Although, his parents baptized him in Roman Catholic faith, he grew up without religion. He never talks about his faith and this has led people to believe he is agnostic.
Worth To Know
He is a member of the very exclusive Triple Crown club (Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award winner).The book, Al Pacino: the authorized biography was written and published in 2006 by Grobel and Lawrence.