Al Pacino Turns 76 Today: 7 Lesser Known Facts

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Before hitting it big, he was often homeless and worked as a janitor and busboy to pay for his acting studies.

Los Angeles: “It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.”– Al Pacino

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Veteran American actor and film maker Alfredo James “Al” Pacino born on April 25, 1940. With a career spanning more than fifty years, Pacino has been honoured with a large number of prestigious awards for his work.

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As the actor turns 76 today, here are some interesting and lesser-known facts about him:

  1. Born in New York City, Pacino was called ‘Sonny’ and ‘The Actor’ by his friends.
  2. He dropped out of the school at the age of 17.
  3. As a teenager, he acted in basement plays in New York’s theatrical underground but was rejected for the Actors Studio, which was a membership organisation for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights in NYC. He then joined Herbert Berghof Studio.
  4. Before hitting it big, he was often homeless and worked as a janitor and busboy to pay for his acting studies.
  5. Some of his best films: The Godfather, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Serpico.
  6. For his role in Scent of a Woman, he won an Oscar for Best Actor.
  7. Pacino has been nominated and has won many awards during his acting career, including eight Oscar nominations (winning one) and 15 Golden Globe nominations (winning four).

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