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Al Pacino

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law—as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. For his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He had received seven previous Oscar nominations, including one in that same year.
He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the leading role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough when he was given the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, ...And Justice for All and Scent of a Woman.
In addition to a career in film, he has also enjoyed a successful career on stage, winning Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. A longtime fan of Shakespeare, he made his directorial debut with Looking for Richard, a quasi-documentary on the play Richard III. Pacino has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including one from the American Film Institute. He is a method actor, taught mainly by Lee Strasberg and Charles Laughton at the Actors Studio in New York.


Al Pacino is preparing for

  • Seussical - Costume Designer

    17:30, Thu 13th May 2021 - Tue 18th May 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss's most…

  • Urinetown - Josephine "Ma" Strong

    20:30, Mon 5th July 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibilit…

  • South Pacific - Keys

    21:30, Fri 23rd July 2021 - Mon 26th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Fri 30th July 2021 - Mon 2nd August 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:30, Fri 6th August 2021 - Mon 9th August 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

  • Man of La Mancha - Bass

    20:45, Sat 31st July 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn…

  • Fame - Schlomo Metzenbaum

    21:00, Sat 14th August 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    A stage musical based on the 1980 musical film Fame has been staged under two titles. The first, 'Fame – The Musical' conceived and developed by David De Silva, is a musical with a book by Jose Fernande…

  • Chess - Drums

    20:15, Fri 27th August 2021 - Tue 31st August 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:45, Fri 3rd September 2021 - Tue 7th September 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Fri 10th September 2021 - Tue 14th September 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players, an American and…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Lighting Designer

    13:30, Sun 17th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. After a university faculty party, they receive an…

  • The Fantasticks - Producer

    15:15, Wed 20th October 2021 - Sat 23rd October 2021 at Random Venue 1

    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighbo…

  • Death of a Salesman - Cello

    20:00, Fri 26th November 2021 - Mon 29th November 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:30, Fri 3rd December 2021 - Mon 6th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:00, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway…

  • The Crucible - Abigail Williams

    19:15, Fri 14th January 2022 - Tue 18th January 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Trumpet

    19:45, Wed 19th January 2022 - Sun 23rd January 2022 at Random Venue 94

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…


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