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Phil Spector

Played by Al Pacino

Al Pacino

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 Don?t Know Jack? and ?Angels in America.?

Pacino?s more than 40 feature films also include: ?The Son of No One,? ?Righteous Kill,? ?88 Minutes,? ?Ocean?s Thirteen,? ?Two for the Money,? ?The Merchant of Venice,? ?Insomnia,? ?Simone,? ?The Insider,? ?Any Given Sunday,? ?Donnie Brasco,? ?The Devil?s Advocate,? ?Two Bits,? ?Heat,? ?City Hall,? ?Carlito?s 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 Wheeler?s 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 Mamet?s revival of ?Glengarry Glen Ross.?

Pacino directed ?Wilde Salome,? an independent documentary based on Oscar Wilde?s ?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 Shakespeare?s ?Richard III,? which he conceived and directed, receiving the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Documentary award from the Director?s Guild of America. The documentary was included in the 2007 20th Century Fox release of ?An Actor?s 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 Pacino?s 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 AFI?s highest honor for a career in film.