Alfredo James “Al” Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations, one of them being in the same year.
He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the leading role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough when he was given the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, …And Justice for All and Scent of a Woman.
1. IT’S EASY TO FOOL THE EYE BUT IT’S HARD TO FOOL THE HEART.
2. VANITY IS MY FAVOURITE SIN.
3. MY WEAKNESSES… I WISH I COULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING. I’D PROBABLY HAVE THE SAME PAUSE IF YOU ASKED ME WHAT MY STRENGTHS ARE. MAYBE THEY’RE THE SAME THING.
4. MY FIRST LANGUAGE WAS SHY. IT’S ONLY BY HAVING BEEN THRUST INTO THE LIMELIGHT THAT I HAVE LEARNED TO COPE WITH MY SHYNESS.
5. I DON’T NEED BODYGUARDS. I AM FROM THE SOUTH BRONX.
6. THE ACTOR BECOMES AN EMOTIONAL ATHLETE. THE PROCESS IS PAINFUL– MY PERSONAL LIFE SUFFERS.
7. QUALITY IS HIGHER, AND THE FILMS WE ARE CHOOSING ARE ONES THAT REALLY FOUND THEIR AUDIENCE IN A MASSIVE WAY THROUGH DVD.
8. I ASKED GOD FOR A BIKE, BUT I KNOW GOD DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY. SO I STOLE A BIKE AND ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS.
9. I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED AS THE ONLY MAN WHO LIVED TO BE 250 YEARS OLD!
10. FIRST YOU GET THE MONEY, THEN YOU POWER AND THEN YOU GET THE WOMEN.