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Bio

Al Pacino (Phil Spector) is an eight-time Academy Award® nominee. After receiving Best Actor nominations for &And Justice for All, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico (which also earned him a Golden Globe Award), he won a Best Actor Oscar®, as well as a Golden Globe, for Scent of a Woman. Pacino also received three Oscar® nominations for Best Supporting Actor, for The Godfather, Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. His TV accolades include Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG Award wins for the HBO Films presentations You Dont Know Jack and Angels in America.

Pacinos more than 40 feature films also include: The Son of No One, Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes, Oceans Thirteen, Two for the Money, The Merchant of Venice, Insomnia, Simone, The Insider, Any Given Sunday, Donnie Brasco, The Devils Advocate, Two Bits, Heat, City Hall, Carlitos Way, People I Know, The Recruit, Frankie & Johnny, The Godfather Part III, Sea of Love, Revolution, Scarface, Author! Author!, Bobby Deerfield and Scarecrow. He made his film debut in 1971 with The Panic in Needle Park and can be seen in the new film Stand Up Guys.

Pacino made his professional acting debut off-Broadway, after studying with Herbert Berghof and later with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. He has won two Tony Awards, for starring roles in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Pacino is a longtime member of David Wheelers Experimental Theatre Company of Boston, and has appeared in numerous New York, London and Los Angeles stage productions, including American Buffalo, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Salome, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chinese Coffee and Hughie. Pacino most recently took the Broadway stage in David Mamets revival of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Pacino directed Wilde Salome, an independent documentary based on Oscar Wildes Salome. This mixture of documentary, fiction and improvisation is based on behind-the-scenes footage from his stage show. He also directed and starred in the film Looking for Richard, a meditation on Shakespeares Richard III, which he conceived and directed, receiving the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Documentary award from the Directors Guild of America. The documentary was included in the 2007 20th Century Fox release of An Actors Vision, a four-DVD set that also comprises two other plays Pacino directed for the screen (Chinese Coffee and The Local Stigmatic), and Babbleonia, an overview of Pacinos career, body of work and perspectives on acting.

Pacino won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Feature Project (IFP) at the 1996 Gotham Awards; in 2000, he was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, Pacino received the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2001 and the American Cinematheque Award in 2005. In June 2007, he received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, the AFIs highest honor for a career in film.

Al Pacino as Phil Spector

You Don't Know Jack

HBO Films

Al Pacino

as Dr. Jack Kevorkian