Al Pacino
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"Alfredo James" ""Al"" "Pacino" is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in The Godfather (film series)/The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface (1983 film)/Scarface, and often appeared on the other side of the lawas a police officer, a detective and a lawyer.

Pacino won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 65th Academy Awards for his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992 film)/Scent of a Woman. Prior to his win he had received seven Oscar nominations, including one that same year.

He made his feature film debut in 1969 in the film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the lead role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino’s major breakthrough came in 1972 with the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor/Best Supporting Actor. His other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy (1990 film)/Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross (film)/Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and ...And Justice for All (film)/...And Justice for All.

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Vanity is my favourite sin.

Yeah, that's right; they were together. Someone put it very distinctly once to me when they thought Brando was the force, in a way, and the genius, and James Dean was kind of a sonnet, you know? And to describe Jimmy Dean as a sonnet — I feel it's really accurate.

I'd like to be remembered as the only man who lived to be 250 years old!

My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.

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.

I don't need bodyguards. I'm from the South Bronx.

Scarface - first you get the money, then you power and then you get the women.

We start to realize that there are anodynes in life that help us through the day. I don't care if it's a walk in the park, a look out the window, a good bubble bath - whatever. Even a meal you like, or a friend you want to call. That helps us solve all this stuff in our head.