Al Pacino, who turned 80 on Friday, stars in the Amazon Prime series, Hunters. The film premiered on February 21, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video, and is free to prime members. A preview is below. CLICK HERE for more details or to start watching on Amazon.
Pacino, who was born on April 25, 1940,also stars in The Irishman on Netflix.
You can also see Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman on Netflix. Here’s a preview of the made-for-Netflix film, which premiered on November 27, 2019. CLICK HERE for more details or to start watching on Netflix.
More Al Pacino Movies on Netflix
- The Irishman. Link More details and a preview are above.
- Donnie Brasco. Pacino stars with Johnny Depp in this 1997 mob movie. CLICK HERE to see this title on Netflix.
- Righteous Kill. Pacino stars with Robert DeNiro in this 2008 New York detective movie. CLICK HERE to see this title on Netflix.
- Manglehorn. Pacino stars with Holly Hunter in this 2014 offbeat romance. CLICK HERE to see this title on Netflix.
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More Al Pacino Movies on Amazon Prime
- Hunters. More details and a preview are above. CLICK HERE to see this title on Amazon.
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in which Pacino plays a supporting role, is available to rent on Amazon Prime for $5.99.
- CLICK HERE to see this 2019 movie on Amazon.
- Danny Collins. Pacino stars as an aging 1970s rocker in this 2019 comedy-drama. CLICK HERE to see this title on Amazon.
- You Don’t Know Jack. Pacino portrays Dr. Jack Kevorkian in this 2010 drama. CLICK HERE to see this title on Amazon.
- The Godfather is available to rent on Amazon Prime. Each of the three Godfather movies rents for $3.99. You can find it at: Godfather 1 Godfather 2 Godfather 3.
You can find more Al Pacino movies that you can stream from Amazon Prime at This Link. Note that some are included with a Prime membership and some have a rental fee.
Al Pacino History
Pacino takes a look back at his personal and professional life in this video:
Al Pacino Profile (from Wikipedia)
Alfredo James “Al” Pacino (/pəˈtʃiːnoʊ/; Italian: [paˈtʃiːno]; born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning over five decades, he has received several accolades, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting. He has also been honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the National Medal of Arts.
A method actor and former student of the HB Studio and the Actors Studio, where he was taught by Charlie Laughton and Lee Strasberg, Pacino’s film debut came at the age of 29 with a minor role in Me, Natalie (1969). He gained favorable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971). Wide acclaim and recognition came with his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972), for which he received his first Oscar nomination, and he would reprise the role in the sequels The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990). His portrayal of Corleone is regarded as one of the greatest performances in film history.
Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and …And Justice for All (1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and The Irishman (2019), he earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations. Other notable portrayals include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Carlito Brigante in Carlito’s Way (1993), Benjamin Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997), Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999). He has also starred in the thrillers Heat (1995), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Insomnia (2002), and appeared in the comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
On television, Pacino has acted in several productions for HBO, including the miniseries Angels in America (2003) and the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don’t Know Jack (2010), winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for each. He has also had an extensive career on stage. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, in 1969 and 1977, for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. A Shakespeare enthusiast, Pacino directed and starred in Looking for Richard (1996), a documentary about the play Richard III, the lead role of which Pacino had earlier portrayed on stage in 1977. He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and 2010 stage production of The Merchant of Venice. Having made his filmmaking debut with Looking for Richard, Pacino directed and starred in the films Chinese Coffee (2000), Wilde Salomé (2011), and Salomé (2013). Since 1994, he has been the joint president of the Actors Studio.
Al Pacino Movies – 1970s Movies
Pacino’s role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971) brought him to the attention of director Francis Ford Coppola, who cast him as Michael Corleone in what became a blockbuster Mafia film, The Godfather (1972). Although Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, and the little-known Robert De Niro were tried out for the part, Coppola selected Pacino, to the dismay of studio executives who wanted someone better known.
Pacino’s performance earned him an Academy Award nomination, and offered a prime example of his early acting style. This was described by Halliwell’s Film Guide as “intense” and “tightly clenched”. Pacino boycotted the Academy Award ceremony, insulted at being nominated for the Supporting Acting award, as he noted that he had more screen time than co-star and Best Actor winner Marlon Brando—who also boycotted the awards, but for unrelated reasons.
In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow, with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. That same year, Pacino was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor after starring in Serpico, based on the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose the corruption of fellow officers. In 1974, Pacino reprised his role as Michael Corleone in the sequel The Godfather Part II, which was the first sequel to win the Best Picture Oscar; Pacino, meanwhile, was nominated a third time for an Oscar, this second nomination for the Corleone role being in the lead category. Newsweek magazine has described his performance in The Godfather Part II as “arguably cinema’s greatest portrayal of the hardening of a heart”.
In 1975, he enjoyed further success with the release of Dog Day Afternoon, based on the true story of bank robber John Wojtowicz It was directed by Sidney Lumet, who had directed him in Serpico a few years earlier, and Pacino was again nominated for Best Actor.
In 1977, Pacino starred as a race-car driver in Bobby Deerfield. His next film was the courtroom drama …And Justice for All. Pacino was lauded by critics for his wide range of acting abilities, and nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for a fourth time. He lost out that year to Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer—a role that Pacino had declined.
During the 1970s, Pacino had four Oscar nominations for Best Actor, for his performances in Serpico, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and …And Justice for All.
Al Pacino 1980s Movies
Pacino’s career slumped in the early 1980s; his appearances in the controversial Cruising, a film that provoked protests from New York’s gay community, and the comedy-drama Author! Author!, were critically panned. However, his performance in Scarface (1983), directed by Brian De Palma, proved to be a career highlight and a defining role. Upon its initial release, the film was critically panned due to violent content, but later received critical acclaim. The film did well at the box office, grossing over US$45 million domestically. Pacino earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana.
His 1985 film Revolution about a fur trapper during the American Revolutionary War, was a commercial and critical failure, which Pacino blamed on a rushed production, resulting in a four-year hiatus from films. Pacino returned to film in 1989’s Sea of Love, when he portrayed a detective hunting a serial killer. The film earned solid reviews.
In 1991, Pacino starred in Frankie and Johnny with Michelle Pfeiffer, who co-starred with Pacino in Scarface. In 1993, Pacino won the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his portrayal of the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman. That year, he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glen Ross, making Pacino the first male actor ever to receive two acting nominations for two movies in the same year, and to win for the lead role. Here’s a clip from the film, which is available on HBO.
Pacino starred alongside Sean Penn in the crime drama Carlito’s Way in 1993, in which he portrayed a gangster released from prison with the help of his lawyer (Penn) and vows to go straight. Pacino starred in Michael Mann‘s Heat (1995), in which he and Robert De Niro appeared on-screen together for the first time (though both Pacino and De Niro starred in The Godfather Part II, they did not share any scenes).
In 1996, Pacino starred in his theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard, a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare’s Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare’s continuing role and relevance in popular culture. The cast brought together for the performance included Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, and Winona Ryder. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil’s Advocate (1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times, “The satanic character is played by Pacino with relish bordering on glee.”
In 1997’s Donnie Brasco, Pacino played gangster “Lefty” in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. In 1999, Pacino starred as 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman in the multi-Oscar nominated The Insider opposite Russell Crowe, and in Oliver Stone‘s Any Given Sunday.
Pacino won three Golden Globes since 2000; the first being the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2001 for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.
In 2000, Pacino released a low-budget film adaptation of Ira Lewis’ play Chinese Coffee to film festivals. Shot almost exclusively as a one-on-one conversation between two main characters, the project took nearly three years to complete and was funded entirely by Pacino. Chinese Coffee was included with Pacino’s two other rare films he was involved in producing, The Local Stigmatic and Looking for Richard, on a special DVD box set titled Pacino: An Actor’s Vision, which was released in 2007. Pacino produced prologues and epilogues for the discs containing the films.
Pacino turned down an offer to reprise his role as Michael Corleone in the computer game version of The Godfather. As a result, Electronic Arts was not permitted to use Pacino’s likeness or voice in the game, although his character does appear in it. He did allow his likeness to appear in the video game adaptation of 1983’s Scarface, quasi-sequel titled Scarface: The World is Yours.
He played a publicist in People I Know, a small film that received little attention despite Pacino’s well-received performance. Rarely taking a supporting role since his commercial breakthrough, he accepted a small part in the box office flop Gigli, in 2003, as a favor to director Martin Brest. The Recruit, released in 2003, featured Pacino as a CIA recruiter and co-stars Colin Farrell. The film received mixed reviews, and has been described by Pacino as something he “personally couldn’t follow”. Pacino next starred as lawyer Roy Cohn in the 2003 HBO miniseries Angels in America, an adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. For this performance, Pacino won his third Golden Globe, for Best Performance by an Actor, in 2004.
Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford’s 2004 film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In Two for the Money, Pacino portrays a sports gambling agent and mentor for Matthew McConaughey, alongside Rene Russo. The film was released on October 8, 2005, to mixed reviews.
On October 20, 2006, the American Film Institute named Pacino the recipient of the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award.
Pacino played a supporting role in Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s Thirteen, alongside George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould and Andy García, as the villain Willy Bank, a casino tycoon targeted by Danny Ocean and his crew. The film received generally favorable reviews.
88 Minutes was released on April 18, 2008, in the United States, after having been released in various other countries in 2007. The film co-starred Alicia Witt and was critically panned. In Righteous Kill, Pacino and Robert De Niro co-star as New York detectives searching for a serial killer. The film was released to theaters on September 12, 2008. While it was an anticipated return for the two stars, it was not well received by critics. Lou Lumenick of the New York Post gave Righteous Kill one star out of four, saying: “Al Pacino and Robert De Niro collect bloated paychecks with intent to bore in Righteous Kill, a slow-moving, ridiculous police thriller that would have been shipped straight to the remainder bin at Blockbuster if it starred anyone else.”
Pacino played Jack Kevorkian in an HBO Films biopic titled You Don’t Know Jack, which premiered April 2010. The film is about the life and work of the physician-assisted suicide advocate. The performance earned Pacino his second Emmy Award for lead actor and his fourth Golden Globe award. He co-starred as himself in the 2011 comedy film Jack and Jill. The film was panned by critics, and Pacino “won” the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor.
He was presented with the Glory to the Film-maker award on September 4, 2011, prior to the premiere of Wilde Salomé, a 2011 American documentary-drama film written, directed by and starring Pacino. Pacino, who plays the role of Herod in the film, describes it as his “most personal project ever”.
Pacino starred in a 2013 HBO biographical picture about record producer Phil Spector’s murder trial, titled Phil Spector. It was announced in January 2013 that Pacino would play the late former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno in the television film Paterno. He took the title role in the comedy-drama Danny Collins (2015) and this performance as an aging rock star garnered him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination. In 2016, he received the Kennedy Center Honor.
Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino‘s comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which was released on July 26, 2019. Later in 2019, Pacino co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese‘s Netflix film The Irishman, based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses. Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, and Ray Romano also star in the film.
He plays Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters.
Is Al Pacino Married?
Pacino has never married but has fathered three children. The eldest, Julie Marie (born 1989), is his daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. He also has twins, son Anton James and daughter Olivia Rose (born January 25, 2001), with actress Beverly D’Angelo, with whom he had a relationship from 1996 until 2003.
Pacino also had a relationship with his The Godfather Trilogy costar Diane Keaton. Their on-again, off-again relationship ended after the filming of The Godfather Part III. He has had relationships with Tuesday Weld, Jill Clayburgh, Marthe Keller, Kathleen Quinlan, and Lyndall Hobbs.
Pacino had a ten-year relationship with Argentine actress Lucila Polak from 2008 to 2018. Though the couple never married, Polak’s daughter, Camila Morrone, refers to Pacino as her stepfather.
Al Pacino’s Net Worth
Al Pacino’s net worth as of 2019 is about $120 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He earned $35,000 for his role in the first Godfather in 1972, then $500,000 for Godfather Part 2 plus 10% of the film’s net, which has brought him millions.
By the mid-1990s Pacino was earning a consistent $10+ million per movie appearance. Pacino, along with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, each reportedly earned $20 million to appear in Martin Scorsese’s 2019 Netflix drama “The Irishman”.
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Is Al Pacino on TV Today?
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How Old is Al Pacino?
Al Pacino is 80, having been born on April 25, 1940
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