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Top 10 Facts - Al Pacino
09.24.2015
Fact #1

His full name is Alfredo James Pacino. Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in New York city.

Fact #2

He worked in the mail room of commentary magazine. Al Pacino briefly worked as a stand-up comic early in has career.

Fact #3

Al Pacino was nominated for a total of Seven Oscars before he finally won his role of Frank Slade in the film "Sent of a woman".

Fact #4

He began smoking at age nine, and drinking, and took up casual marijuana use at age thirteen, but never used hard drugs. His two closets friends died from drug abuse at the ages of 19 and 30.

Fact #5

The film received wide critical acclaim, winning three academy awards. The perfomance propelled Pacino into Hollywood stardom.

Fact #6

Pacino once said in an interview that the movie he most wanted to be in but couldn't get the role was Slap Shot (1977). Director George Roy Hill opted not to go with Pacino because he could not ice skate.

Fact #7

In 1996, he directed and produced looking for Richard, a documentary about William Shakespeare and on of Shakespeare's known plays, Richard III.

Fact #8

His first child was born just six month before he turned 500. Eleven years later at the age of 61, he fathered twins with actress Beverly D'Angelo.

Fact #9

In 1997 he received his own cement imprint putside the famous grauman's chinese theatre.

Fact #10

Pacino received an Emmy award and Golden Globe- for his role as Dr. Jack kevorkian, and Assited-suicide Advocate, in 2010 TV movie you don't know Jack.

Fact #11
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