Al Pacino, born in New York on April 25, 1940, is considered one of the best actors in the history of cinema. Pacino won the 1993 Academy Award for playing Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman.
Over the years he has played characters who have remained imprinted in the history of modern cinema and popular culture, including Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface and Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way, both by Brian De Palma, but also Benjamin Lefty Ruggiero in Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco and trade unionist Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman.
Actor trained in the theater, Pacino has won numerous awards for his performances on the stage, where he prefers intense Shakespearean roles: since the sixties he has brought to the stage, among others, works by Bertolt Brecht, Eugene O'Neill, Oscar Wilde, David Mamet.
Al Pacino is the father of Julie Marie, born from a relationship with the acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and of the twins Olivia Rose and Anton James, had in 2001 by the actress Beverly D'Angelo. After their separation, the twins were entrusted to Pacino in a long legal case won in 2003. Pacino became a father again at the age of 83 with the birth of his son Roman, born on June 15, 2023 from his partner Noor Alfallah.
He had romantic relationships with actresses Jill Clayburgh (from 1970 to 1975), Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carol Kane, Diane Keaton, Penelope Ann Miller and Madonna: despite this he never married. From 2008 to 2018, he was in a relationship with Argentine actress Lucila Solá. He was then linked to Israeli actress Meital Dohan until February 2020.