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Al Pacino is a legend in the film industry. His work, ranging from his early career to the present day has been met with acclaim and success. From The Godfather, Serpico, Scarface and many more Al Pacino has left an indelible mark on not just Hollywood but also on those who have seen his films. This blog post will explore some of these movies and offer up insight into what makes them so memorable.
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About Al Pacino

birth of the author

April 25, 1940

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Alma Mater:
Actors Studio, Hb Studio

occupation of the author

Actor, Filmmaker

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Julie Marie Pacino]is a great ballplayer, which I wanted to be. She did make four films by the time she was 14 but we’re not going to talk about that. — Al Pacino

It’s never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you–you know, you have to get up very early in the morning and you have to go in and you spend a lot of time waiting around. — Al Pacino

I believe in one day at a time; you’ve got TODAY, that’s what you’ ve got. — Al Pacino

There was a time in my life when being dishonest with women was the natural way to be. I finally said, ‘Hey, I have to stop this silliness. — Al Pacino

i believe in one day at a time you ve got today that s what you ve got Al Pacino quote

A lot of acting is private time. — Al Pacino


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I turned down a lot of films before I made my first one. I knew that it was time for me to get into movies. — Al Pacino

It turned out that time doesn’t heal the wound, but in its so merciful way, blunts the edges ever so slightly. — Al Pacino

I’ve had very deep relationships that lasted for long periods of time with people–you could almost call them marriages, even though I didn’t marry. But it was costly. — Al Pacino


I’ve often said there’s two kinds of actors. There’s a more gregarious type and the shy type. — Al Pacino

i ve often said there s two kinds of actors there s a more gregarious type and the shy type Al Pacino quote

I don’t think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You’ve got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition’s an opportunity to have an audience. — Al Pacino

The actor becomes an emotional athlete. — Al Pacino

Actors are always outsiders. It’s necessary to be able to interpret–and that gets distorted when you become famous. — Al Pacino

One of the things that made me want to be an actor more than ever was seeing a Chekhov play, ‘The Sea Gull,’ when was 14 in the Bronx. — Al Pacino

If you have the opportunity to meet someone as an actor, it’s just great fodder for you. It’s wonderful source stuff that we die for. — Al Pacino

I’m an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart–shaped swimming pools. — Al Pacino

The difference between the actor and the painter is that the actor would buy somebody a knish in order to have them watch him act. — Al Pacino

Certainly the movies were always in the air for me. I come from the era when actors thought it was a big deal to be in the movies. — Al Pacino

Some of the roles that are challenging are more in theater and TV. In movies, there’s a tendency to cast actors in roles that have been successful for them. It has to pay for itself. — Al Pacino

I’m an actor, and everything about me–the way I perceive things, the way I have seen the world–has been in relation to characters and how I would want to play something or not play it. — Al Pacino

Marlon] Brando’s a giant on every level. When he acts it’s as if he landed from another planet. A planet where they produce great actors. — Al Pacino


Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life. — Al Pacino

There has been a lot of self–doubt and unwelcome events in my life. — Al Pacino

The truth is, you know, we need our anodynes. You know that word, anodynes? We need that in life some times. A good warm bath can be one for you, or a whatever. — Al Pacino

Our life is looking forward or looking back, that’s it. Where is the moment? — Al Pacino

opinions i have about anything are in my personal life Al Pacino quote

I wanted to be a baseball player, naturally, but I wasn’t good enough. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life. I just had a kind of energy, I was a fairly happy kid. — Al Pacino

Drinking and smoking grass were a part of my life as far back as I can remember. — Al Pacino

I don’t ever give my opinion. Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life. — Al Pacino

Be careful how you judge people, most of all friends. You don’t sum up a man’s life in one moment. — Al Pacino

I come from the South Bronx–a true descendant of the melting pot. I grew up in a really mixed neighborhood; it was a very integrated life. — Al Pacino

there has been a lot of self doubt and unwelcome events in my life Al Pacino quote

Money makes your life easier. If you’re lucky to have it, you’re lucky. — Al Pacino

That’s where humour lives for me. In the body. The Steve Martin kind of stuff or Jim Carrey, that’s what I like. I’ve always felt that’s what I would like to do. — Al Pacino

The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful–my personal life suffers. — Al Pacino

Take a look at Israel’s history and you would know who the terrorist is. — Al Pacino


I’m naturally shy but I’ve done this [movie Salomaybe] so much and you get better at it than you would think. — Al Pacino

my early career was a real rush of movies and stardom it was almost overwhelming Al Pacino quote

My early career was a real rush of movies and stardom–it was almost overwhelming. — Al Pacino

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You do get very tired sometimes, when you’re sitting around for hours in movies. You get depleted. — Al Pacino

I hope the perception is that I’m an actor, I never intended to be a movie star. — Al Pacino

When I was younger, there was the sex thing. That’s par for the course.When you’re a movie star, it went with it. It’s a kind of rite of passage, socially. — Al Pacino

I always had this thing, when I was younger especially, I didn’t want to do movies that much. I found they took a lot out of you and they were exhausting for me in a lot of ways. — Al Pacino

i hope the perception is that i m an actor i never intended to be a movie star Al Pacino quote

I’m much more a European Italian than I am an American Italian, and I’ve always felt that that style of acting comedy is in me. I put comedy as much as I can into all my movies, if I can help it. — Al Pacino

The camera can film my face but until it captures my soul, you don’t have a movie. — Al Pacino

The play is the source, it is orchestrated with words. In a movie, you are not dealing with as much as that. There are machines and wires. When you’re acting for a camera, it keeps taking and never giving back. — Al Pacino


You don’t get to know anybody in a movie until after it’s over. You work less together in a film than you do onstage. — Al Pacino

I want to be a great actor someday, and I’ve decided there’s no use philosophizing; the only way is to work at my craft. — Al Pacino

i love work because it keeps sex in perspective otherwise it can become a preoccupation Al Pacino quote

I don’t talk politics and I don’t talk philosophy or anything like that, but if you look at my work, you might get an expression of me as a person. — Al Pacino

My grandfather was a provider. Work, any kind of work, was the joy of his life. So I grew up having a certain relationship to work. It was something that I always wanted. — Al Pacino

I have a life and do a lot of things, and so far my work has been my life. If I was a painter no one would question me about my age. I’m an artist, I hate saying that. — Al Pacino

I love work because it keeps sex in perspective. Otherwise, it can become a preoccupation. — Al Pacino

Acting is hard work. At times, it’s very energizing and enervating. It’s childish. It’s also responsible. It’s illuminating, enriching, joyful, drab. It’s bizarre, diabolical. It’s exciting. — Al Pacino

I’m constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself. — Al Pacino

Forget the career, do the work. If you feel what you are doing is on line and you’re going someplace and you have a vision and you stay with it, eventually things will happen. — Al Pacino


The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about. — Al Pacino

There are people whose sense of reality is very strong, who have a sense of honesty. Lee Strasberg is like that, my grandfather was like that. These are the kinds of men I’ve had close relationships with. — Al Pacino

Oscar Wilde’s Salome screenplay] is not autobiographical in a sense where you go to my house and see my kids and stuff like that, but that’s why I guess it’s semi–autobiographical. — Al Pacino

When you perform with a live audience, the audience comes back to you, so that you and the audience are giving to each other, in a sense. It’s an extraordinary thing. It’s wild turf up there. — Al Pacino

It was a compromise. There was a sense that I could write my own memoirs, and Larry [Grobel] would help me down the line, or maybe not, maybe he was too close to me. — Al Pacino


I’m not a violent person, never was, but I have this temperament that I’ve always displayed. I guess it has to do with my tradition and being Italian, we’re very outgoing with our emotions. — Al Pacino

Most everybody who’s Italian is half Italian. Except me. I’m all Italian. I’m mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me. — Al Pacino

In America most everybody who’s Italian is half Italian. Except me. I’m all Italian. I’m mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me. — Al Pacino

Explain to me what Italian–American culture is. We’ve been here 100 years. Isn’t Italian–American culture American culture? That’s because we’re so diverse, in terms of intermarriage. — Al Pacino

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