Academy Award-winning actor Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is best known for his portrayal of Michael Corleone in famous film The Godfather and the role of Tony Montana in crime drama film Scarface. Pacino earned Oscar nominations for 7 times, including the Best Supporting Actor with film The Godfather, the Best Actor with films The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and ...And Justice for All. With his portrayal of Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman, he received the Academy Award for the Best Actor. Besides his works in films, he also appeared on stage, gaining Tony Awards for his performance in plays Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. For his performance and contribution, he gained many lifetime achievement awards.
Born in New York City, he is the son of Salvatore Pacino and Rose. He showed his passion for acting at his early age and joined numerous production at school. As a teen boy, he used nickname Sunny and became popular at school as a troublemaker. He was taught method acting by Lee Strasberg and Charlie Laughton in 1966 and he had his film debut in 1969 with a supporting role in film Me, Natalie.
Pacino has never married but he has 3 children, a daughter with Jan Tarrant and twins with actress Beverly D'Angelo.