Al Pacino, in “The Godfather II”, as Michael Corleone.
One of the great contemporary actors, Al Pacino, will be 82 years old today, April 25. A seven -decade career with roles that have become legendary as Michael Corleonesa Ninong (1972, 1974 and 1990), Tony Montana, in Scarface (1983), Serpico, in the homonymous film (1973) and Frank Slade, in Women’s perfume (1992)-
And recently, a realistic feature of the corrupt unionist Hoffa, in the Irish (2019, by Martin Scorsese), show that intense interpretive qualitysometimes explosive and has an undeniable ability to convey emotions.
Al Pacino’s brilliant performances are linked to conflicting characters, gangsters, drug traffickers, undercover cops, corrupt unionists and even a blind and ruthless military. In each of his films, Pacino made his performance through an intense recognition process.
Al Pacino and Marlon Brando as Michael and Vito Corleone in “The Godfather.”
in their characters
In fact, for example, for his role in Scarface Al Pacino traveled to miami to identify behind the scenes of the Cuban community established in that city. His manner of speaking and his temperament became part of the actor’s development of a completely trustworthy character.
The same thing happened with serpicowhere he met the real undercover agent to achieve a serious interpretation of the character and where he won 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.
Anyway, his role as Michael Corleone, in Ninongin the direction of Francis Ford Coppolagets all the praise.
Her acting category is evident in this role which has placed her as an undeniable movie star and that he was forced to take five weekly therapy sessions for 25 yearss to cope with the fame that led him to excessive alcohol consumption.
can leave it completely after hard work in 1977, he was also helped by his mentor and acting teacher, actor Charles Laughton, who also recovered from his alcoholism.
At that time he taught: “Until you are famous you will not understand the refuge of the anonymous.”
Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, in the classic “Scent of a Woman.”
A Michael Corleone dedication
But back to Ninong. In this trilogy, Pacino shows how from a young university student and member of the Marine Corps, he became a gangster who would avenge the death of his father, Don Vito (Marlon Brando) and take over the business as a mob boss.
This acting job earns him two important awardsOn the one hand, Total Film magazine rated Michael Corleone as the best character of all time, while the American Film Institute ranked him in the top fifteen best criminal characters in film history.
Another of his great films is, no doubt, his role in Scarfacein the direction of Brian De Palma, where he is Tony Montana, a Cuban drug trafficker with a psychopathic personality. Here he can be characterized as a great actor in gangster roles, because his work is impeccable.
Studying the slang of the Cuban community, its manners and even the practice of knife fighting, he was able to give his performance undeniable credibility. His role is emblematic to the point that, in many criminal circles linked to drug trafficking, they try to bring Pacino’s character to reality.
On the side of good
Sa serpicoPacino plays this time on the honest sideplays the great role of an undercover police officer investigating the web of corruption within the New York Police Department.
Al Pacino, on his visit to the Teatro Colón, in 2016.
An indestructible cop taken from his true identity, Frank Serpico, his ways of working, walking and even relating to his colleagues. An impeccable job with a young Pacino who has already participated Ninong.
Sa Women’s perfume, his character Frank Slade – a blind lieutenant colonel retired from the army – managed to get a great impact on the audience, though it didn’t have the expected impact; however, Pacino won his only Oscar for Best Leading Actor.. He did an important job in developing the paper. He was pushed throughout filming with the cane of a blind man, even outside the set.
And we can’t miss his performance as the corrupt leader of the Teamsters Union, Jimmy Hoffasa the Irish, killed because of his association with the mob. This is nominated for best supporting actor at the Oscars.
There are other very interesting films in his career as Panakot (1973), afternoon dog (1975), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Heart (nineteen ninety -five), Ocean 13 (2007) at Phil Spector (2013).
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”. Photo on Netflix
Alfred James Pacino born April 25, 1940 in East Harlem but grew up in the Bronx, New York. He started his acting studies in his youth, first at HB Studio and then at Actors Studio where he polished his acting strategy.
He started as an actor in the theater on Off-Broadway where he caught the attention for his acting quality that led to his theatrical debut. Does the Tiger wear a Necktie?, in the mid -1960s. In 1969 he made his film debut with Yes, Natalie and then his first role as a pendant The Panic at Needle Park (1971), in which he played as a heroin addict.
Despite his important film career with nearly 60 films, he has always been an actor in the theater and he often returns to that stage. He has also had interesting participation in various television productions such as documentaries Looking for Richard (1996), based on the book Richard IIIby Williams Shakespeare, in which he plays king, and Angels of America (2003).
Pacino’s acting work has received awards and recognition such as the Oscar for Women’s perfume; along with the legend of Ninong He was also nominated for an Oscar. It also won a Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and Tony awards.
Tony Montana, one of the most well -known characters played by Al Pacino.
In Buenos Aires
In October 2016, Pacino performed with his show One Night with Al Pacinoat the Teatro Colón, where he recounted moments of his life as a public interview with Iván de Pineda.
While there may be some frustration with the acting rules, Pacino was sincere, brave in his stories and stripped of all solemnityan aspect that generated immediate empathy in the audience.