Played by Al Pacino
After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno?s legacy is challenged by a scandal involving one of his coaches.
Al Pacino was born in East Harlem and grew up in New York City?s South Bronx.
His first leading part in a feature film was in the 1971 drama Panic in Needle Park. The following year, Francis Ford Coppola selected him to take on the breakthrough role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Within the next six years he received another four Academy Award nominations for the films Serpico, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and ... And Justice For All. A long and rich film career has followed with over 45 titles including Scarface, Sea of Love, The Insider, Donnie Brasco, Heat and Any Given Sunday. He garnered additional Academy Award nominations for his performances in Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. In 1992 he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman. Pacino directed and starred in the films Looking For Richard, Chinese Coffee, Salome and Wilde Salome. Wilde Salome received its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.
Television work includes a rich relationship with HBO, including the 2003 miniseries Angels in America and the 2010 film You Don't Know Jack, both of which garnered Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his performances. In 2013 he won Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for the title role in David Mamet?s Phil Spector and most recently for his role in Danny Collins.
He has been awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures, the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award and in 2011 he received the National Merit of Arts from President Obama. Most recently, he received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2016.