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Al Pacino Biography
Alfred James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film actor. He was born in the Bronx borough of New York City to Salvatore and Rose Pacino. He is of Sicilian heritage; Pacino's maternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Corleone, Sicily.

In the late 1960s, Pacino studied under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg.

He rose to fame after portraying Michael Corleone in the blockbuster Mafia film The Godfather. Although numerous established actors, including Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro, were vying for the part, director Francis Ford Coppola selected the relatively unknown Pacino.

Although he has never been married, Pacino has three children. The first, Julie Marie, is his daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. He also has twins, Anton and Olivia, with longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo.

Partial Filmography
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
The Godfather (1972)
Serpico (1973)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Scarface (1983)
The Godfather Part III (1990)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Scent of a Woman (1993)
Heat (1995)
City Hall (1996)
Donnie Brasco (1996)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
The Insider (1999)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Insomnia (2002)
The Recruit (2003)
Angels In America (2003)
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