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Al Pacino There is nothing small about al pacino...other than his height (5ft 6inches)

His larger than life on-screen presence has helped establish Pacino as a world class actor. Not to mention his infamous one-liners, which now have their own legendary status. Pacino is renowned as a life-long bachelor who never married, yet his few high-profile love affairs were quickly devoured by the gossip columns. However, the romance that really got the tabloids buzzing was with fellow actress Beverly D’Angelo, famed for her role in National Lampoons. The couple had IVF treatment to conceive twins – Anton and Olivia, in 2001. But the very next year, the relationship ended amidst much reported acrimony and unpleasantness, when Pacino refused point blank to move to L.A with D’Angelo. Born in the New York Bronx in 1940, Pacino’s parents divorced when he was two years old, leaving Pacino to grow up depressed and impoverished. It wasn’t until the late 1960s that Pacino found a therapeutic outlet and began acting lessons under legendary coach, Lee Strasberg. Pacino could barely afford the bus fares to auditions, but Strasberg had spotted a raw talent behind the shy persona. Pacino was quoted as saying: “My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.”

Although this didn’t stop him catching the eye of director Francis Ford Coppola, who cast the relatively unknown Pacino in the role of Michael Corleone in the 1972 Mafia blockbuster, The Godfather. He Beat off stiff competition from numerous actors, including Warren Beatty and Robert De Niro. His role as the Godfather’s son was the catalyst for Pacino’s meteoric rise to fame and he became synonymous with killer quotes such as: “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” His performance earned him the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Another defining part was as a Cuban drug lord in ‘Scarface’ (1983). This role earned Pacino a Golden Globe nomination and provided him with yet another infamous line, “You wanna play rough? Okay! Say hello to my little friend!” Most recently Pacino has been cast as Surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, in ‘Dali & I: The Surreal Story’, due to be released early this year. However, Antonio Banderas is also playing the same leading role in another forthcoming Salvador Dali Biopic, sparking an apparent rivalry between the two Hollywood giants. It is doubtful Pacino’s feathers are ruffled though, as he continues to be regarded as one of the most outstanding actors of our time. V

"You Wanna Play rough? Okay! Say hello to my littlE Friend!"


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