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Al Pacino

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“I hope the perception is that I’m an actor, I never intended to be a movie star.”

 

Biography

Pacino was born in East Harlem, Manhattan, the son of Italian American parents Rose (née Gerardi) and Salvatore Alfred Pacino, who divorced when he was two years old. His mother subsequently moved to the South Bronx, to live with her parents, Kate and James Gerardi, who originated from Corleone, Sicily. His father moved to Covina, California, working as an insurance salesman and owner of a restaurant called Pacino’s Lounge, which closed in 1992. Pacino attended a school officially named High School of Performing Arts, a division of the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts in New York City. Pacino flunked nearly all of his classes except English and dropped out of school at the age of 17. His mother disagreed with his decision; they had an argument and he left home. He worked at a string of low-paying jobs, including messenger boy, busboy, janitor and postal clerk, in order to finance his acting studies.

He acted in basement plays in New York’s theatrical underground… read more

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joey Noodles

3Nov12

Well Al I have bad new for you, you are a movie star

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joey Noodles

17Aug12

Such an overrated actor, although still a good one, he has not been in half as many good films as De Niro and hasn't given a quarter of the great perfromances

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    Tarek Rahbani

    5Jan13

    De Niro is the best! I met him as you can see in the pic! Terrific Guy! we had an unforgettable long chat about movies! now listen Pacino is not overrated for me, he's Amazing! but of course Bob is better and more charismatic, had better roles and films... I think Jack Nicholson is even better than Pacino...

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    The King of Resolven

    6Jun13

    Yea I agree. Pacino is still a good actor, but since the beginning of the 1980's, Pacino has just chewed the scenery. They are good hammy performances, but they are still hammy. De Niro is a superior actor.

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Checkpoint Charlie

9Dec11

Would've been happy if "Jack and Jill" up there were a hypothetical spinoff to "You Don't Know Jack". You know, where Jack Kevorkian "helps out" Adam Sandler...

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Lu Andreas

6Jun11

What about Local Stigmatic? Pacino´s favourite, by the way. Brilliant movie.

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PACINO + COFFEE

25 posts by 8 people over 3 years ago