Al Pacino at 79: A few unknown facts and unseen pictures of the megastar

Al Pacino has remained one of Hollywood's premier actors throughout his lengthy career. Here's a look at his life, a few unknown facts about him and a few unseen pictures of his.

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Updated: December 17, 2019 12:33 IST ]
  • A few unknown facts and unseen pictures of Al Pacino
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    A few unknown facts and unseen pictures of Al Pacino

  • Born in New York City on April 25, 1940,  Pacino was called 'Sonny' and 'The Actor' by his friends in his early days.
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    Born in New York City on April 25, 1940,  Pacino was called 'Sonny' and 'The Actor' by his friends in his early days.

  • Al Pacino was never an academic type and dropped out of school at 17. He later moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career but his first audition didn’t go so well, and he was rejected by New York’s Actors Studio a few times. 
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    Al Pacino was never an academic type and dropped out of school at 17. He later moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career but his first audition didn’t go so well, and he was rejected by New York’s Actors Studio a few times. 

  • Pacino started out as a stand-up comedian in New York’s 60s theatrical scene.
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    Pacino started out as a stand-up comedian in New York’s 60s theatrical scene.

  • Pacino once said that he finds it strange that people call him a bachelor because he’s had several long-term relationships and even has children with two different women. However, he never officially married anyone.  
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    Pacino once said that he finds it strange that people call him a bachelor because he’s had several long-term relationships and even has children with two different women. However, he never officially married anyone.

     

  • A 65-page thesis has been written on the actor and his method acting by Alec Baldwin while getting his degree at the New York University.
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    A 65-page thesis has been written on the actor and his method acting by Alec Baldwin while getting his degree at the New York University.

  • Pacino saw Kevin Spacey perform on a Broadway show in the early 90s and suggested him to director James Foley for his next movie, Glengarry Glen Ross, which Pacino was going to star in. 
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    Pacino saw Kevin Spacey perform on a Broadway show in the early 90s and suggested him to director James Foley for his next movie, Glengarry Glen Ross, which Pacino was going to star in. 

  • There are reports that the ace actor suffered from chronic insomnia due to many professional and personal reasons.
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    There are reports that the ace actor suffered from chronic insomnia due to many professional and personal reasons.

  • “Hooah!,” “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart,” “I always tell the truth, even when I lie,” “The reality is that we do not wash our own laundry, it just gets dirtier,” “Attica!” are some of the popular lines said by Pacino.
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    “Hooah!,” “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart,” “I always tell the truth, even when I lie,” “The reality is that we do not wash our own laundry, it just gets dirtier,” “Attica!” are some of the popular lines said by Pacino.

  • He is an avid fan of the opera and loves music.
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    He is an avid fan of the opera and loves music.

  • Al Pacino didn't want to be a part of the gangster movie 'The Godfather' when casting negotiations were taking place. Not only him but no one in the team wanted him to be involved in the movie, except for director Francis Ford Coppola.
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    Al Pacino didn't want to be a part of the gangster movie 'The Godfather' when casting negotiations were taking place. Not only him but no one in the team wanted him to be involved in the movie, except for director Francis Ford Coppola.

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