The American actor, screenwriter, and director of film and theater was born on April 25, 1940, in New York. He is considered one of the best in the history of cinema.
His entered stardom club after he appeared as Michael Corleone in the famous movie "The Godfather" in 1972, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He is the winner of an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for his performance in the film "Perfume de Mujer"
He was born in East Harlem, Manhattan of New York. His parents were divorced when he was still very young. At the age of 17, he left home and worked here and there which barely supported him to get enough to eat and get training to become an actor.
His actual acting career began when he met his acting teacher Charlie Laughton at the Herbert Berghof Studio who later became his mentor and best friend. After working there at the HB Studio, he finally entered Actors Studio where he met professional actors. It is also there where he studied under the tutelage of the great American professor Lee Strasberg who would later act with Al Pacino in the films The Godfather Part II.
He made his film debut as a supporting role in Me, Natalie (1969) which gave him the chance to play the great Michael Corleone in the saga of The Godfather. It earned him an Oscar Award nomination for best supporting actor. Throughout his career, this great actor had won an Oscar, five Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards and two BAFTA Awards.
Although it was his role as Frank Slade in the movie Scent of a Woman, who finally gave an Academy Award to Al Pacino in 1992, he was also very successful in films such as- Scarface, The Godfather II, Dick Tracey, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico and Justice for All.
Today, Alfredo James Pacino, one of the greatest actors of all time, will celebrate his 78th birth anniversary. The Scarface star, who has been a single man to date, still lives as a beach boy at the heart of people.