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American actor Al Pacino has kept moviegoers riveted since the 1970s, with roles in movies like The Godfather, Serpico and Scent of a Woman.
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A look into the success of actor Al Pacino and how he has achieved it all throughout his career.
Watch a short video about Marlon Brando and learn how this actor recovered his acting career by landing the lead role in the film "The Godfather."
After turning down a role in the first Godfather film, Robert De Niro was given the chance to play a young Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II" putting himself on the road to major Hollywood success.
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Five years later, in 2007, he played a part in the blockbuster hit Ocean's Thirteen.
More recently, Pacino received public and critical acclaim—including an Emmy Award and Golden Globe—for his role as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an assisted-suicide advocate, in the 2010 TV movie You Don’t Know Jack.
Outside of acting, Pacino has received applause for his work as a director. In 1996, he directed and produced Looking for Richard, a documentary about William Shakespeare and one of Shakespeare's known plays, Richard III. In 2000, Pacino directed and performed in the film Chinese Coffee, nearly a decade after playing a part in the original, Broadway version. More than a decade later, in 2011, he directed a film about writer Oscar Wilde, Wilde Salome. Pacino has worked solely as a producer on other films, as well.
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