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Al Pacino
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Date of Birth: Apr 25, 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 Titles at Criticker: 65 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (65) | Director (4) | Writer (2)
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Paterno (2018)
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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Dabka (2017)
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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Hangman (2017)
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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Misconduct (2016)
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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Danny Collins (2015)
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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Manglehorn (2015)
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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The Humbling (2015)
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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Salomé (2014)
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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Phil Spector (2013)
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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Stand Up Guys (2013)
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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Casting By (2012)
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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The Son of No One (2011)
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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Jack and Jill (2011)
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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Wilde Salomé (2011)
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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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 (2009)
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 (2009)
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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Righteous Kill (2008)
Two Veteran New York City Detectives hunt a vigilante who may be one of their own.
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88 Minutes (2007)
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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The Making of Heat (2005)
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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Based on a True Story (2005)
'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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Two for the Money (2005)
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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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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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The Recruit (2003)
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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Angels in America (2003)
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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Gigli (2003)
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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People I Know (2002)
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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Insomnia (2002)
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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Simone (2002)
The career of a disillusioned producer, 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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Donnie Brasco: Out of the Shadows (2000)
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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Chinese Coffee (2000)
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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Any Given Sunday (1999)
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 Insider (1999)
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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Donnie Brasco (1997)
A gangland thriller about an undercover FBI agent who befriends a hitman to gain entry to the mob.
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Devil
A drama about the eternal struggle between power and weakness, between temptation and surrender, between good and limitless evil.
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Pitch (1997)
Two young writers try to pitch their script to the big and famous. (imdb)
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Looking for Richard (1996)
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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City Hall (1996)
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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Two Bits (1995)
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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Heat (1995)
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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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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Scent of a Woman (1992)
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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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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 Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family. (imdb)
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Frankie and Johnny (1991)
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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The Local Stigmatic (1990)
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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The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990)
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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Dick Tracy (1990)
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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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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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Sea of Love (1989)
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 (1985)
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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Scarface (1983)
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (imdb)
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Author! Author! (1982)
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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Cruising (1980)
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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...And Justice for All (1979)
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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The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added. (imdb)
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Bobby Deerfield (1977)
An American race car driver meets and falls in love with a terminally-ill woman.
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (imdb)
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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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Serpico (1973)
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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Scarecrow (1973)
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 Godfather (1972)
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 Panic in Needle Park (1971)
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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Me, Natalie (1969)
A young woman struggles for independence. (imdb)
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