History Main / AlPacino

26th Mar '13 7:23:43 AM Frank75
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->''It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.''
-->--'''Michael Corleone''', '''''Film/TheGodfather'''''

'''Al Pacino''' is one of the greatest actors in American film history. Despite a difficult childhood in an impoverished neighborhood, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor and was almost instantly recognized as a natural. After taking roles of varying prominence in several on- and off-Broadway plays, he caught the eye of Francis Ford Coppola while on the set of ''The Panic At Needle Park''. Coppola fought tooth and nail to get Pacino in the role of [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]; competitors for the role included RobertDeNiro, JackNicholson, and DustinHoffman. Al Pacino was successful, and the rest is history.

He often stars in gangster and cop films and is compared to RobertDeNiro. He also maintains his Broadway career, though most aren't aware of it. Pacino's memorable roles are [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]], [[DogDayAfternoon Sonny Wortzik]], and [[{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. His performance as Michael Corleone, particularly in the sequel, is legendary and considered one of the greatest film performances ever.

He was nominated seven different times for an Academy Award, but he finally won for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in ''Scent Of A Woman''.

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!!Notable for:
* ''Film/TheGodfather'' - Michael Corleone
* ''AndJusticeForAll'' - Arthur Kirkland (no, not ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia that]]'' one)
* ''DogDayAfternoon'' - Sonny Wortzik
* ''{{Serpico}}'' - Frank Serpico
* ''{{Scarface}}'' - Tony Montana
* ''Film/DickTracy'' - Big Boy
* ''[[CarlitosWay Carlito's Way]]'' - Carlito Brigante
* ''ScentOfAWoman'' - Frank Slade
* ''{{Heat}}'' - Vincent Hanna
* ''[[TheDevilsAdvocate The Devil's Advocate]]'' - John Milton
* ''GlengarryGlenRoss'' - Ricky Roma
* ''RighteousKill'' - Rooster
* ''TheRecruit'' - Burke
* The miniseries of ''AngelsInAmerica'' - Roy M. Cohn
* ''Film/DonnieBrasco'' - Lefty
* ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'' - Viktor Taransky.

!!Tropes Include:
* GenreSavvy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.
* LargeHam: In so many of his performances, he has [[LargeHam/{{Film}} his own folder]].
* TomHanksSyndrome: Believe it or not, he started out as a stand-up comedian.
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->''It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.''
-->--'''Michael Corleone''', '''''Film/TheGodfather'''''

'''Al Pacino''' is one of the greatest actors in American film history. Despite a difficult childhood in an impoverished neighborhood, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor and was almost instantly recognized as a natural. After taking roles of varying prominence in several on- and off-Broadway plays, he caught the eye of Francis Ford Coppola while on the set of ''The Panic At Needle Park''. Coppola fought tooth and nail to get Pacino in the role of [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]; competitors for the role included RobertDeNiro, JackNicholson, and DustinHoffman. Al Pacino was successful, and the rest is history.

He often stars in gangster and cop films and is compared to RobertDeNiro. He also maintains his Broadway career, though most aren't aware of it. Pacino's memorable roles are [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]], [[DogDayAfternoon Sonny Wortzik]], and [[{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]. His performance as Michael Corleone, particularly in the sequel, is legendary and considered one of the greatest film performances ever.

He was nominated seven different times for an Academy Award, but he finally won for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in ''Scent Of A Woman''.

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!!Notable for:
* ''Film/TheGodfather'' - Michael Corleone
* ''AndJusticeForAll'' - Arthur Kirkland (no, not ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia that]]'' one)
* ''DogDayAfternoon'' - Sonny Wortzik
* ''{{Serpico}}'' - Frank Serpico
* ''{{Scarface}}'' - Tony Montana
* ''Film/DickTracy'' - Big Boy
* ''[[CarlitosWay Carlito's Way]]'' - Carlito Brigante
* ''ScentOfAWoman'' - Frank Slade
* ''{{Heat}}'' - Vincent Hanna
* ''[[TheDevilsAdvocate The Devil's Advocate]]'' - John Milton
* ''GlengarryGlenRoss'' - Ricky Roma
* ''RighteousKill'' - Rooster
* ''TheRecruit'' - Burke
* The miniseries of ''AngelsInAmerica'' - Roy M. Cohn
* ''Film/DonnieBrasco'' - Lefty
* ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'' - Viktor Taransky.

!!Tropes Include:
* GenreSavvy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.
* LargeHam: In so many of his performances, he has [[LargeHam/{{Film}} his own folder]].
* TomHanksSyndrome: Believe it or not, he started out as a stand-up comedian.
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3rd Mar '13 4:54:33 AM Morgenthaler
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Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors in American film history. Despite a difficult childhood in an impoverished neighborhood, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor and was almost instantly recognized as a natural. After taking roles of varying prominence in several on- and off-Broadway plays, he caught the eye of Francis Ford Coppola while on the set of ''The Panic At Needle Park''. Coppola fought tooth and nail to get Pacino in the role of [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]; competitors for the role included RobertDeNiro, JackNicholson, and DustinHoffman. Al Pacino was successful, and the rest is history.

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Al Pacino '''Al Pacino''' is one of the greatest actors in American film history. Despite a difficult childhood in an impoverished neighborhood, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor and was almost instantly recognized as a natural. After taking roles of varying prominence in several on- and off-Broadway plays, he caught the eye of Francis Ford Coppola while on the set of ''The Panic At Needle Park''. Coppola fought tooth and nail to get Pacino in the role of [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]; competitors for the role included RobertDeNiro, JackNicholson, and DustinHoffman. Al Pacino was successful, and the rest is history.
15th Jan '13 10:37:16 AM StClair
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* LargeHam: In so many of his performances, he has [[LargeHam/{{Film}} his own folder]].
25th Dec '12 11:53:23 PM KevinKlawitter
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* GenreSavvy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.

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* GenreSavvy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.curseword.
* TomHanksSyndrome: Believe it or not, he started out as a stand-up comedian.
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16th Dec '12 7:10:15 AM Shanethefilmmaker
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* GenreSavy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.

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* GenreSavy: GenreSavvy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.
16th Dec '12 7:10:01 AM Shanethefilmmaker
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!!Tropes Include:
* GenreSavy: To the point where he didn't wait for [[InsideTheActorsStudio James Lipton]] to ask him what his favorite curseword.
14th Nov '12 9:35:23 AM GhostOfAGeek
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14th Apr '12 2:39:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''DickTracy'' - Big Boy

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* ''DickTracy'' ''Film/DickTracy'' - Big Boy
11th Feb '12 10:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''AndJusticeForAll'' - Arthur Kirkland (no, not ''[[AxisPowersHetalia that]]'' one)

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* ''AndJusticeForAll'' - Arthur Kirkland (no, not ''[[AxisPowersHetalia ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia that]]'' one)
17th Jan '12 5:00:11 AM msq
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* ''AndJusticeForAll'' - Arthur Kirkland

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* ''AndJusticeForAll'' - Arthur KirklandKirkland (no, not ''[[AxisPowersHetalia that]]'' one)
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