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thousand faces of an actor

One of the great contemporary actors, Al Pacino, turns 82 today, April 25. A career spanning seven decades with roles that became legendary Michael Corleonein Saint (1972, 1974 and 1990), Tony Montana, in scarface (1983), Serpico, in the film of the same name (1973) and Frank Slade, in womens perfume (1992)-

and more recently, a realistic characterization of the corrupt trade unionist Hoffa, in Irish (2019, by Martin Scorsese), reflect that deep explanatory qualitySometimes explosive and with an undeniable ability to express emotions.

Al Pacino’s stellar performances are intertwined with conflicting characters, gangsters, drug smugglers, undercover police officers, corrupt federalists and even a blind and grumpy military man. In each of his films, Pacino worked his performance through an intense identification process.

Al Pacino and Marlon Brando as Michael and Vito Corleone in "The Godfather".

Al Pacino and Marlon Brando as Michael and Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”.

in their characters

Indeed, for example, for his role in scarface al Pacino traveled to miami To learn about the behind the scenes of the Cuban community established in that city. His manner of speaking and his demeanor became part of the actor who developed an absolutely believable character.

same happened in serpicoIn which he met the real Undercover Agent to receive a serious interpretation of the character and which earned him his first Golden Globe as a dramatic actor and the David Donatello Award for Best Foreign Character.

Al Pacino in "Scarface" as drug lord Tony Montana.

Al Pacino in “Scarface” as drug lord Tony Montana.

Anyway, his role as Michael Corleone in Saintthe director Francis Ford CoppolaReceives all praise.

His acting range was evident in this role which placed him as an undisputed star of cinema and he forced him to take five weekly therapy sessions for 25 yearsTo be able to deal with the fame that had led her to consume excessive alcohol.

can leave it completely After intense work in 1977, he was helped by his mentor and acting teacher, actor Charles Laughton, who also managed to recover from his alcoholism.

At the time he pointed out: “Until you become famous, you cannot understand the refuge of oblivion.”

Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell in Classic "womens perfume",

Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, in the classic “Scent of a Woman.”

An Anointed Michael Corleone

but back Saint, In this trilogy, Pacino shows how, from a young university student and member of the Marine Corps, he becomes a gangster who will avenge the death of his father, Don Vito (Marlon Brando), and business as a mob boss. Will handle

this acting job earned him two important awardsOn the one hand, Total Film magazine rated Michael Corleone the best character of all time, while the American Film Institute ranked him among the top fifteen best criminal characters in film history.

Another of his great films, Undoubtedly, was his role in scarfacethe director Brian De Palma, where he plays Tony Montana, a Cuban drug trafficker with a psychopathic personality. Here he could be portrayed as an excellent actor in gangster roles, as his work was impeccable.

After studying the slang of the Cuban community, its manners, and even knife-fighting training, he managed to give his performance undeniable credibility, His role is symbolic in that, in many criminal circles associated with drug trafficking, he tries to bring Pacino’s character to reality.

on the good side

in serpicoPacino play this time on the honest sidePlay the quintessential role of an undercover cop investigating a web of corruption within the New York Police Department.

Al Pacino, during his visit to the Teatro Colón in 2016.

Al Pacino, during his visit to the Teatro Colón in 2016.

An indestructible policeman who took his true character, Frank Serpico, from his way of working, walking, and even relating to his colleagues. an impeccable job in a young Pacino who had already attended Saint,

in womens perfume, his character of Frank Slade – a blind lieutenant colonel retired from the military – managed to make a big impact on the audience, though it didn’t have the expected effect; Although, Pacino won his only Oscar for Best Leading Actor., He did a significant job in the creation of the role. Throughout filming, he was driven by a blind man’s cane, even outside the set.

And we can’t get over his performance as the corrupt head of the Teamsters Union, Jimmy Hoffin Irish, was killed for his relations with the mob. He was Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars.

There were other very interesting films in his career: scarecrow (1973), dog afternoon (1975), frankie and johnny (1991), Heart (nineteen ninety-five), Ocean’s 13 (2007) and Phil SpectoR (2013).

a bit of biography

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano in "The Irishman" by Martin Scorsese.  netflix photo

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano in “The Irishman” by Martin Scorsese. netflix photo

Alfred James Pacino Born on 25 April 1940 He grew up in East Harlem but in the Bronx, New York. He began studying acting in his teens, first at HB Studio and then at Actors Studio where he hone his acting techniques.

He debuted as a theater actor on Off-Broadway, where he gained attention for the quality of his acting which led to his debut in drama Does the tiger wear a necktie?, in the mid 1960s. He made his film debut in 1969. done with me, natalie and then his first role as a fringe Panic in Needle Park (1971), where he played the role of a heroin addict.

Despite his significant film career with around 60 films, he always felt like a theatrical actor and returned to that stage every time. He has also had interesting participation in various television productions such as documentaries looking for richard (1996), based on the book Richard IIIWilliams by Shakespeare, where he plays the king, and Angels in America (2003).

Pacino’s acting work won awards and recognitions for the Oscars womens perfume, with the story Saint He was also nominated for an Oscar. It also won Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and Tony Awards.

One of the most prominent characters is Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino.

One of the most prominent characters is Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino.

in Buenos Aires

In October 2016, Pacino performed with his show an evening with al pacinoAt the Teatro Colón, in which he described moments from his life in the form of a public interview with Ivan de Pineda.

While the acting must have been somewhat disappointing, Pacino was honest, bold in his stories and devoid of all seriousnessAn aspect that generated immediate sympathy with the audience.


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