It was 80 years ago today on April 25, 1940 that Al Pacino was born. The legendary actor exploded onto the scene in 1969 and has become one of our greatest movie stars thanks to performances in films like The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Cruising, Scarface (1983), Dick Tracy (1990), Scent of a Woman (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Carlito’s Way, Heat, Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, The Irishman, and many, many more.
To celebrate this milestone birthday, we want you to share your thoughts on Al Pacino in the comments. What are your favorite roles of his? Your least favorite? What do you the think the reasons behind his enduring success are?
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Happy Birthday Mr. Pacino, and many happy returns!