Ten fun facts about Al Pacino

Fact 1
Al Pacino was nominated for a total of seven Oscars before he finally won his first one in 1992 for his role of Frank Slade in the film “Scent of a Woman.”

Fact 2
His first child was born just six months before he turned 50. Eleven years later at the age of 61, he fathered twins with actress Beverly D’Angelo.

Fact 3
During the filming of “Serpico” Al Pacino truly threw himself into his character so much that he actually pulled over a taxi driver and then threatened to arrest the driver for the excessive exhaust fumes coming from the vehicle.

Fact 4
He was asked by Steven Spielberg to play the part of Ray Neary in the now famous film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” He turned down the role for reasons best known to himself.

Fact 5
Al Pacino held various jobs before he became a world famous movie star. He even worked at Carnegie Hall as an usher.

Fact 6
A little known fact is that he dropped out of acting school.

Fact 7
In 1997 he received his own cement imprint outside the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Fact 8
After seeing a yet undiscovered Kevin Spacey perform on Broadway, Al Pacino was so impressed by his acting that he contacted the director of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and convinced him to hire him for the part of John Williamson.

Fact 9
He turned down a part in the cult-film “The Usual Suspects.” To this day he turning down this role is his one regret during all his years of acting.

Fact 10
Al Pacino has publicly stated that his all-time favorite actress is Julie Christie.

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An American born actor best known for his dramatic portrayal of Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” trilogy.