Al Pacino

Al Pacino

Date of Birth: 25 Apr 1940

Country: USA

Biography: Alfredo James Pacino is an American film and stage actor and director. He is best known for his roles as Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, Tony Montana in Scarface, Carlito Brigante in the 1993 film Carlito's Way, Frank Serpico in Serpico, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman, and Roy Cohn in Angels in America. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his role in Scent of a Woman after receiving seven previous nominations.

Total Credits at Criticker: 73 (Actor), 4 (Director), 2 (Writer)

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    Any Given Sunday
    Professional football provides the action-packed backdrop of Oliver Stone's look at contemporary society through the dynamic prism of professional sports. (Warner Brothers)
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    The Devil\
    A drama about the eternal struggle between power and weakness, between temptation and surrender, between good and limitless evil.
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    Donnie Brasco
    A gangland thriller about an undercover FBI agent who befriends a hitman to gain entry to the mob.
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    Gigli
    In this unconventional romantic comedy, low-level hood Larry Gigli (Affleck) is given an assignment that gets him in way over his head and Ricki (Lopez), a gorgeous free spirited female enforcer is sent in to assist him. (Sony)
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    Glengarry Glen Ross
    A group of real estate salesmen in Chicago compete for the best "leads" at a small firm selling property in "resort" areas, such as Florida and Arizona. When a hotshot executive from the head office arrives and proposes a vicious sales contest, competition gets stiff, and salesmen who have worked a lifetime for the company find their jobs in jeopardy. (Artisan)
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    The Godfather
    Francis Ford Coppola's epic features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged... (Paramount Pictures)
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    The Godfather: Part II
    The sequel to "The Godfather" continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in Part II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. (Paramount)
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    The Godfather: Part III
    In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60's, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime and finding a suitable successor. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Garcia)... but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence.
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    Heat
    A Los Angeles crime saga, "Heat" focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective; the other a thief.(imdb)
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    The Insider
    Balls-out "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court... (imdb)
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    Insomnia
    The story of Will Dormer, a veteran LAPD detective who travels to a small Alaskan town with his partner Hap to investigate the disturbing murder of a seventeen year-old girl.
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    The Merchant of Venice
    Set in the lavish era of 16th century Italy, The Merchant of Venice follows the interlocking lives of a captivating assortment of Shakespearean characters in this story wrought with morality, revenge, redemption and love. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    People I Know
    Smart, resourceful and uncommonly devoted seasoned publicist Eli Wurman (Pacino) has smoothly managed the public lives of the rich, the famous and the incredibly powerful throughout his long career. There has never been a crisis he couldn't handle...until now. (Miramax)
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    The Recruit
    An explosive thriller starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell that for the first time opens the CIA's infamous closed doors and gives an insider's view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    Simone
    The career of a disillusioned filmmaker, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star--the first totally believable synthetic actress. The "actress" becomes an overnight sensation, with a major singing career as well, and everyone thinks she's a real person. However, as Simone's fame skyrockets, he cannot bear to admit his fraud to himself or the world. (imdb)
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    Two for the Money
    Two For the Money is a drama of high stakes set in the adrenalized world of wheeler-dealers whose fortunes are won and lost betting on sports. Matthew McConaughey stars as Brandon Lang, a former college football star whose uncanny ability to predict the outcome of a makes him a prime candidate for recruitment by Walter Abrams (Pacino), the head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the country. (Universal)
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    Scent of a Woman
    Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend. It involves travel, women, good food, fine wine, the tango, chauffeured limousines and a loaded forty-five. And he's bringing Charlie along for the ride (imdb)
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    Dog Day Afternoon
    Three men enter a bank with the intention of committing armed robbery, but nothing goes according to plan. Set in New York City in 1972, Al Pacino and John Cazale play characters whose real-life counterparts were John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile.
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    Scarface
    In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (imdb)
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    Carlito\
    A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of New York City.
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    Dick Tracy
    The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (imdb)
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    City Hall
    The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences. (imdb)
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    Sea of Love
    Frank Keller is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers... (imdb)
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    Revolution
    New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy (imdb)
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    Serpico
    The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (imdb)
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    Angels in America
    Angels in America (2003) - TV Mini-Series
    Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (imdb)
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    Cruising
    A police detective goes undercover in the sleazy and underground gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer whom is murdering numerous gay men with S&M tactics. (imdb)
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    Looking for Richard
    Director Al Pacino juxtaposes scene's from Richard III, scenes of rehearsals for Richard III, and sessions where parties involved discuss the play, the times that shaped the play and the events that happened at the time the play is set. Interviews with mostly British actors are also included, attempting to explain why American actors have more problems performing Shakespearean plays than they do. (imdb)
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    Frankie and Johnny
    Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. (imdb)
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    Scarecrow
    Max is an ex-con who's been saving money to open a car wash in Pittsburgh. Lionel is a sailor who's returning home to the midwest to see the child born while he was at sea. They form an unlikely pair as the brawling Max learns a little how Lionel copes with the world: Lionel believes that the scarecrow doesn't scare birds, but instead amuses them - birds find scare-crows funny. (imdb)
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    The Panic in Needle Park
    This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York city. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves... (imdb)
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    Two Bits
    It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary. (imdb)
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    88 Minutes
    A thriller about a college professor who, while moonlighting as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat telling him that he has only 88 minutes to live. (ifilm.com)
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    Ocean\
    What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean (Clooney) and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist -- to defend one of their own. But they're going to need more than luck on their side to break The Bank. (Warner Bros.)
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    Author! Author!
    While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons. (Imdb)
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    Righteous Kill
    Two Veteran New York City Detectives hunt a vigilante who may be one of their own.
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    Chinese Coffee
    Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript. (imdb)
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    The Local Stigmatic
    Two symbiotic sociopaths play obscurely deviant mind games with each other while engaging in perversely brutal acts of violence against victims apparently chosen at random. (imdb)
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    Pitch
    Two young writers try to pitch their script to the big and famous. (imdb)
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    Bobby Deerfield
    An American race car driver meets and falls in love with a terminally-ill woman.
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    The Godfather: A Novel for Television
    The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added. (imdb)
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    You Don\
    A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (imdb)
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    I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
    A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation. (imdb)
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    Pure
    Pure (2009) - Short Film
    The action hero is wary, then in pursuit. There's confrontation, an escape, and the inevitable car chase, which leads to an explosion-heavy climax, and the look back from the weary hero. A meditation on genre, a commentary on visual cliches, and a celebration of the visceral pleasures of cinema.
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    The Son of No One
    A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family.
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    Me, Natalie
    A young woman struggles for independence. (imdb)
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    The Making of Heat
    The Making of Heat (2005) - Direct-to-Video
    A lot of ground is covered in this thourough documentary about the making of the film Heat (1995). The origin and fruition of the story/film is explained, as well as the overall love shared for this project by everyone involved through many interviews with cast and crew members. (imdb)
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    The Godfather Family: A Look Inside
    A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast... (imdb)
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    Jack and Jill
    Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill. (imdb)
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    Donnie Brasco: Out of the Shadows
    A featurette that details the long history of the making of "Donnie Brasco", and the real-life story behind the movie. Interviews with screenwriter Paul Attanasio, Newell, Joe Pistone and others talk about how each of the key players became involved. Newell talks further about the research that he did to learn more about the details of mob life as well as details considered in casting the film. (currentfilm.com)
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    Stand Up Guys
    A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment -- to kill his comrade. (imdb)
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    Phil Spector
    Phil Spector (2013) - TV Movie
    A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. (imdb)
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    Casting By
    The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood (imdb)
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    Based on a True Story
    'Based on a True Story' is a documentary on John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile's attempt to rob a bank in Flatbrush, NY, which was later made into a movie in 1975. (imdb)
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    The Humbling
    An aging actor with bouts of dementia and related issues is institutionalized after an incident during a Broadway play, then returns home, where he contemplates suicide. When he embarks upon an affair with a friend's amoral lesbian daughter, his world starts to fall apart. It ends on stage, with even Axler's audience and fellow actors unsure what's real and what's not. (Wikipedia)
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    Manglehorn
    A Texas-set story of a locksmith in a small town who never got over the love of his life. (imdb)
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    Danny Collins
    An old letter written to him by John Lennon and Yoko Ono inspires an aging musician to live life differently, and he sets out to reconnect with his biological daughter. (imdb)
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    Salomé
    The Biblical story of Salomé, a girl who agrees to perform the "dance of the seven veils" in return for John the Baptist's head on a silver platter. (imdb)
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    Wilde Salomé
    Wilde Salomé is a 2011 American documentary-drama film written, directed by and starring Al Pacino. An exploration of Oscar Wilde's play Salomé, the film premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. (en.wikipedia.org)
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    Misconduct
    When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption. (imdb)
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    Dabka
    In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them. (imdb)
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    The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
    The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family. (imdb)
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    Hangman
    A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman. (imdb)
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    Paterno
    Paterno (2018) - TV Movie
    The film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims. (imdb)
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    Ultimate Fights from the Movies
    In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans two decades. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed movies featuring action gurus, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme and many more.
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. (imdb)
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    The Irishman
    A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
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    Hunters
    Hunters (2020) - TV Series
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    The Irishman: In Conversation
    A roundtable discussion about The Irishman (2019) with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. (imdb)
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    American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally
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    House of Gucci
    Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it's worth, and how far a family will go for control.
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    Knox Goes Away
    When a contract killer has a rapidly evolving form of dementia, he is offered an opportunity to redeem himself by saving the life of his estranged adult son (imdb)
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    ...And Justice for All
    An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred. (imdb)
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