Al Pacino, in his veins flows the hot Italian blood. He was born in New York in 1940, but his parents came from Sicily, Italy. Apparently, the genes affected the temperament of the actor.
Even as a child, Alfredo (full name Pacino) had an interest in acting. But seriously I could do what he likes, just to save money for admission to the studio Charlie Lofton. Later, having worked in various theaters, he was able to begin training in the school of the legendary Lee Strasberg.
In his youth, Al Pacino was not known. Success came to him in 1970 - that's when he played in the classics "The Godfather" and "Scarface Face". By the way, the role of Tony "Scarface" is considered a key actor in his career.
In the 1980s, Pacino had a creative crisis. To test the glory mingled temper, and he began to abuse alcohol and antidepressants. Pacino from the crisis helped to leave the theater - four years, he has not starred in a movie, but it appeared on the scene.
Al Pacino - one of the few actors who have "American triple crown" - that is, the award "Golden Globe" (he has a full five!), The "Oscar" and the theatrical award "Tony". "Globes" has got him for roles in the films "Serpico", "Scent of a Woman" series You Don`t Know Jack and "Angels in America" as well as the prestigious "Globe" - Cecil DeMille Award.
"Oscar" Al Pacino has received for his role in "Scent of a Woman" - before he was nominated for the award seven times.