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100 things about me (a flickr interpretation on a blogging classic)

 

i smoke, drink, and curse like a thrown-down devil

i really enjoy dark japanese yakuza movies

i laugh at myself (alot) - in fact i possess a curious defect of self-schadenfreude

i believe in hubris

i have regular dreams of evading and hunting down enemies who are trying to kill me

i am a badass in the kitchen

i am not a tidy person - i submitted to the wisdom of entropy long ago

my political worldview is heavily influenced by the real politik of classical roman empire building

my social worldview is heavily influenced by the Sales Conference scene in Glengarry Glen Ross

My most treasured book is Memoirs of Hadrian - I read it once a year, slowly.

i spit curses on people who dont return a proffered 'hello'

i have a compulsive fetish for tech gadgetry

i can sing most frank sinatra songs by heart (and some from the heart)

i dread dying alone in a nursing home more than anything else

i think global warming is caused more by solar maxima and a shifting geo-magnetic core than industrial pollution

i make a formidable martini

i believe oswald was a patsy

im good with remembering actors and movies. im good, but my brother is a rainman

it is my opinion that the flashback scenes in godfather 1 and 2 are what made the movies into classics

when i was younger i would go cliff diving at 2am alone off La Jolla Cove in San Diego

i understand that your strengths are also your weaknesses

ironically, i can chain smoke unfiltered pall malls but filtered cigarettes give me a vise-like headache

my favorite song is More Than This - The Cure. I can listen to it for hours over and over again

i always tip more than 20%

i cannot eat cooked fish - makes me retch

i have a neuro-physiological need for chicken tempura once every two weeks

i want to learn to tango and passably play flamenco guitar before i die

i use cheat codes on video games

i drink my coffee black and my espressos with a cut of lemon

i broke my collarbone jumping off the back of a moving truck

Yojimbo is my favorite Kurosawa movie

until someone figures out how to move complex organic systems faster than the speed of light, i will scoff at people who believe in UFOs and aliens on earth

i grok russian techno

my phonemail message is 'lasciate ogni speranza, voi chi entrate'

i believe john ashcroft is a greater threat to american security than osama bin laden

i think that viral pandemics and asteroid collisions will end the reign of the human species on earth and that the universe will end in a post-expansion 'heat death'.

i love jackie gleason's orchestral music

i am a good speed shooter with a 9mm

i believe that the NSA has already solved the factorization issue for public key distribution encryption

i have every issue of Wired magazine. its sad watching it turn into a Sharper Image catalog.

i'm a pretty decent storyteller

i always fall asleep reading a book

i am usually reading 3 or 4 books at a time

i think that Social Secuirty is a ponzi scam

when i was in 5th grade, my class ran a mini-city, running businesses, fake money, etc. i was the banker, casino owner, and lawyer

in high school, i was elected Commissioner of Finance and voted Most School Service. bletch

i own 200 acres of land in southern virginia

i make my own italian sausage raviolis from scratch

i once had 40 cats, 3 boxers, 12 guinea hens, and a turkey named Bubba

i love the click and snap of a zippo lighter

i felt lame during the dot.com boom for not leaving my safe sinecure at IBM for some hot startup

when i graduated from college, i wanted to make and sell reproductions of greek and roman antiquites and arms

i think nature is one big computational system

I think Wilhem Dafoe, John Malkovich, and Lawrence Fishburn would make an awesome movie together

i desperately miss san diego mexican fast food

i think Ernest Shakleton was the greatest leader of our age (google him...and be amazed!)

i want to learn hardware programming so i can make interactive sculpture

a great dinner party from history to me would be Lawrence Durrell, Julius Caesar, a young William Shatner, and Robert Heinlein - and myself.

i believe that Solzenitsyn must be read with cheap vodka by a raging fire on very cold nights

i have had the same bottle of Tuscany cologne for 4 years

my favorite constellation is Orion

The opening line of Kipling's Kim is my favorite: 'He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher - the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum.'

ben webster must be listened to with ice-chilled scotch

i love the color of scotch

i told my dad in 91' that he should write a program to catalog all the sites on the internet because it was going to be big one day. he said no, its just a fad

my brother is the funniest person i know

i have never seen Citizen Kane (much to my mortal embarassment)

i hold weekend naps to be an inalienable right of man

when i was 12 i wanted to be an admix of col. hogan (bob crane), james bond (sean connery), and buck rogers (gil gerard)

being alone in a pine forest during a midnight snowstorm is a great experience

i grow my own rosemary and thyme

when i am drunk i start to talk about quantum mechanics and information theory

i make a wicked chimichanga

i believe that Sammy Davis Jr's Mr Bojangles is a perfect song

i have been told that i should have been a lawyer - i was half-insulted by the suggestion

i have also been told i should have been a teacher - i was totally insulted by the suggestion

my worst job was proof reading the white pages

i dont believe in the death penalty - it is an insufficient sanction for truly inhuman crimes. life incarceration in a prison glory hole would be more appropriate

when i was 5, my parents caught me judging an impromptu 'naked beauty contest' with my neighbor girls.

my mother listened to barry manilow, captain and tenille, and the carpenters incessantly when i was a small child. as a result i am scarred today with knowing the lyrics of most of their songs by heart

i only buy dollar store sunglasses

i regret not serving in the military

Snatch is a great movie, but easily tiresome - like Madonna for that matter.

i am not afraid of death, but i will not suffer a long languishing crippling dying

i can recite every line from Blade Runner

i think that marijuana should be legalized - alcohol is a far more socially damaging drug

i make my biscuits and gravy from scratch

the only rap song i get is 'Damn it Feels Good To Be A Gangsta' - Geto Boys. All the rest can burn for all i care

William Gibson's Neuromancer was a pivotal sci-fi book for me, but Greg Egan's Diaspora is the best science fiction work ever written

i made a goldfish pond for my garden

i am proud of the fact that my great-grandfather started the classics department at Stanford

i have a mexican catholic peasant altar in my den with a complete collection of veladoras, loteria cards, a spanish bayonet, and gitane cigarettes

i never got woody allen. make no sense to me, bores the shit outta me

i think voting is a moral obligation - men have died to protect that right. we owe them

but, i think politicians are pathological con artists by nature

i used shave my head with a #2 guard twice a month

i have a wicked evil - barely socially acceptable - sense of humor

i am a jedi master of relaxation

i am told that my eyes change color from green to blue depending on what i am wearing

i love building raging two-story bonfires

Completing the 1001 book version wouldn't be possible for me, but movies, well, maybe, but don't know if i wanted to.

 

This book's listing doesn't reach 1001 titles, but goes up to about 974, dated from 1902 up until 2003. I think its about time they update. I've marked the one I saw with an Astrix (*), two for the one I like. It looks like i've got a long way to go.

 

So far I'm not that impressed with all the movie in the list, so I'll check internet reviews before i add them to my viewing list.

 

"1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die"

 

1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

4. Les Vampires (1915)

5. Intolerance (1916)

6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

7. Broken Blossoms (1919)

8. Way Down East (1920)

9. Within Our Gates (1920)

10. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

11. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

12. The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)

13. Dr. Mabuse, Parts 1 and 2 (1922)

14. Nanook of the North (1922)

15. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror(1922)

16. Haxan (1923)

17. Foolish Wives (1922)

18. Our Hospitality (1923)

19. The Wheel (1923)

20. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

21. Strike (1924)

22. Greed (1924)

23. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

24. The Last Laugh (1924)

25. Seven Chances (1925)

26. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)*

27. The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

28. The Gold Rush (1925)

29. The Big Parade (1925)

30. Metropolis (1927)

31. Sunrise (1927)

32. The General (1927)

33. The Unknown (1927)

34. October (1927)

35. The Jazz Singer (1927)

36. Napoleon (1927)

37. The Kid Brother (1927)

38. The Crowd (1928)

39. The Docks of New York (1928)

40. An Andalusian Dog (1928)

41. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

42. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

43. Storm over Asia (1928)

44. Blackmail (1929)

45. The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)

46. Pandora's Box (1929)

47. The Blue Angel (1930)

48. The Age Of Gold (1930)

49. Earth (1930)

50. Little Caesar (1930)

51. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

52. Freedom For Us (1931)

53. The Million (1931)

54. Tabu (1931)

55. Dracula (1931)

56. Frankenstein (1931)

57. City Lights (1931)

58. The Public Enemy (1931)

59. M (1931)

60. The Bitch (1931)

61. The Vampire (1932)

62. Love Me Tonight (1932)

63. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

64. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

65. Trouble in Paradise (1932)

66. Scarface: The Shame Of A Nation (1932)

67. Shanghai Express (1932)

68. Freaks (1932)

69. Me and My Gal (1932)

70. Zero for Conduct (1933)

71. 42nd Street (1933)

72. Footlight Parade (1933)

73. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

74. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

75. Duck Soup (1933)

76. Queen Christina (1933)

77. Land Without Bread (1933)

78. King Kong (1933)

79. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)

80. Sons of the Desert (1933)

81. It's a Gift (1934)

82. Triumph of the Will (1934)

83. L'Atalante (1934)

84. The Black Cat (1934)

85. Judge Priest (1934)

86. It Happened One Night (1934)

87. The Thin Man (1934)

88. Captain Blood (1935)

89. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

90. A Night at the Opera (1935)

91. The 39 Steps (1935)

92. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

93. Top Hat (1935)

94. A Day in the Country (1936)

95. Modern Times (1936)

96. Swing Time (1936)

97. My Man Godfrey (1936)

98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

99. Camille (1936)

100. Sabotage (1936)

101. Dodsworth (1936)

102. Things to Come (1936)

103. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

104. Captains Courageous (1937)

105. Midnight Song (1937)

106. Grand Illusion (1937)

107. Stella Dallas (1937)

108. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

109. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

111. The Awful Truth (1937)

112. Pepe Le Moko (1937)

113. Jezebel (1938)

114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)*

115. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

116. Olympia (1938)

117. The Baker's Wife (1938)

118. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

119. Stagecoach (1939)

120. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939)

121. Babes in Arms (1939)

122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

124. Destry Rides Again (1939)

125. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

126. Gone With the Wind (1939)

127. Daybreak (1939)

128. Gunga Din (1939)

129. Ninotchka (1939)

130. The Rules of the Game (1939)

131. Wuthering Heights (1939)

132. His Girl Friday (1940)

133. Rebecca (1940)

134. Fantasia (1940)

135. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

137. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

137. Pinocchio (1940)

138. The Mortal Storm (1940)

139. The Bank Dick (1940)

140. Citizen Kane (1941)

141. The Lady Eve (1941)

142. The Wolf Man (1941)

143. The Maltese Falcon (1941)*

144. Sergeant York (1941)

145. Dumbo (1941)

146. High Sierra (1941)

147. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

148. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

149. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

150. Now, Voyager (1942)

151. Casablanca (1942)

152. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

153. Cat People (1942)

154. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

155. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

156. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

157. Fires Were Started (1943)

158. The Man in Grey (1943)

158. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

159. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

160. The Seventh Victim (1943)

161. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

162. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

163. Ossessione (1943)

164. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

165. To Have and Have Not (1944)

166. Laura (1944)

167. Gaslight (1944)

168. Henry V (1944)

169. Ivan the Terrible, Parts One and Two (1944)

170. Double Indemnity (1944)

171. Murder, My Sweet (1944)

172. The Battle of San Pietro (1945)

173. Spellbound (1945)

174. Mildred Pierce (1945)

175. The Children of Paradise (1945)

176. Open City (1945)

177. The Lost Weekend (1945)

178. Detour (1945)

179. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

180. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

181. Brief Encounter (1946)

182. Paisan (1946)

183. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

184. My Darling Clementine (1946)

185. The Stranger (1946)

186. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

187. The Big Sleep (1946)

188. The Killers (1946)

189. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

190. Great Expectations (1946)**

191. Notorious (1946)

192. Black Narcissus (1946)

193. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

194. Gilda (1946)

195. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

196. Out of the Past (1947)

197. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

198. Odd Man Out (1947)

199. The Bicycle Thief (1948)

200. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

201. Secret Beyond the Door (1948)

202. Force of Evil (1948)

203. Spring in a Small Town (1948)

204. Red River (1948)

205. Rope (1948)

206. The Snake Pit (1948)

207. The Lady from Shanghai (1948)

208. The Paleface (1948)

209. The Red Shoes (1948)

210. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

211. Louisiana Story (1948)

212. The Heiress (1949)

213. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

214. Gun Crazy (1949)

215. Adam's Rib (1949)

216. Whiskey Galore! (1949)

217. White Heat (1949)

218. The Reckless Moment (1949)

219. The Third Man (1949)

220. On the Town (1949)

221. Orpheus (1949)

222. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

223. Rashomon (1950)

224. Winchester '73 (1950)

225. Rio Grande (1950)

226. All About Eve (1950)

227. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

228. Los Olvidados (1950)

229. In a Lonely Place (1950)

230. The Big Carnival (1951)

231. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

232. Strangers on a Train (1951)

233. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

234. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

235. The African Queen (1951)

236. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

237. An American in Paris (1951)

238. A Place in the Sun (1951)

239. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

240. The Quiet Man (1952)

241. Forbidden Games (1952)

242. Angel Face (1952)

243. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

244. To Live (1952)

245. Europa '51 (1952)

246. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

247. The Big Sky (1952)

248. High Noon (1952)

249. Umberto D (1952)

250. The Golden Coach (1952)

251. The Bigamist (1953)

252. The Band Wagon (1953)

253. Madame De… (1953)

254. From Here to Eternity (1953)

255. Tokyo Story (1953)

256. Roman Holiday (1953)

257. Wages of Fear (1953)

258. The Naked Spur (1953)

259. Pickup on South Street (1953)

260. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

261. The Big Heat (1953)

262. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)

263. Voyage in Italy (1953)

264. Tales of Ugetsu (1953)

265. Shane (1953)

266. Beat the Devil (1953)

267. Johnny Guitar (1954)

268. On the Waterfront (1954)

269. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

270. Les Diaboliques (1954)

271. Animal Farm (1954)

272. Rear Window (1954)

273. A Star Is Born (1954)

274. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

275. The Road (1954)

276. The Seven Samurai (1954)

277. The Wanton Countess (1954)

278. Silver Lode (1954)

279. Carmen Jones (1954)

280. Sansho the Baliff (1954)

281. Salt of the Earth (1954)

282. Artists and Models (1955)

283. Guys and Dolls (1955)

284. Pather Panchali (1955)

285. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

286. The Mad Masters (1955)

287. Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)

287. The Ladykillers (1955)

288. Marty (1955)

289. Ordet (1955)

290. Bob the Gambler (1955)

291. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

292. The Man from Laramie (1955)

293. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

294. The Phenix City Story (1955)

295. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

296. Night and Fog (1955)

297. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

298. The Sins of Lola Montes (1955)

299. Forbidden Planet (1956)

300. The Burmese Harp (1956)

301. The Searchers (1956)

302. A Man Escaped (1956)

303. Written on the Wind (1956)

304. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

305. Giant (1956)

306. All That Heaven Allows (1956)

307. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

308. The Wrong Man (1956)

309. Bigger Than Life (1956)

310. High Society (1956)

311. The Ten Commandments (1956)

312. 12 Angry Men (1957)

313. The Seventh Seal (1957)

314. An Affair to Remember (1957)

315. Wild Strawberries (1957)

316. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

317. Throne of Blood (1957)

318. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

319. The Unvanquished (1957)

320. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

321. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

322. Mother India (1957)

323. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

324. Paths of Glory (1957)

325. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

326. Man of the West (1958)

327. Touch of Evil (1958)

328. Cairo Station (1958)

328. Gigi (1958)

329. The Defiant Ones (1958)

330. Vertigo (1958)

331. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

332. Horror of Dracula (1958)

333. My Uncle (1958)

334. The Music Room (1958)

335. The 400 Blows (1959)

336. North by Northwest (1959)

337. Some Like It Hot (1959)

338. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

339. Eyes without a Face (1959)

340. Ride Lonesome (1959)

341. Black Orpheus (1959)

342. Shadows (1959)

343. The World of Apu (1959)

344. Breathless (1959)

345. Ben-Hur (1959)**

346. Pickpocket (1959)

347. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

348. Rio Bravo (1959)

349. The Hole (1959)

350. Floating Weeds (1959)

351. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

352. La Dolce Vita (1960)

353. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

354. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

355. The Adventure (1960)

356. The Young One (1960)

357. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

358. The Housemaid (1960)

358. Psycho (1960)

359. Revenge of the Vampire / Black Sunday (1960)

360. Peeping Tom (1960)

361. The Apartment (1960)

362. Spartacus (1960)

363. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

364. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

365. The Pier (1961)

366. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

367. Lola (1961)

368. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

369. The Night (1961)

370. Jules and Jim (1961)

371. Viridiana (1961)

372. The Ladies Man (1961)

373. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

374. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

375. The Hustler (1961)

376. West Side Story (1961)

377. A Dog's Life (1962)

378. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

379. Dog Star Man (1962)

380. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

381. The Eclipse (1962)

382. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

383. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

384. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

385. Lolita (1962)

386. Keeper of Promises (1962)

387. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

388. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

389. My Life to Live (1962)

390. Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)

390. The Birds (1963)

391. The Nutty Professor (1963)

392. Blonde Cobra (1963)

393. The Cool World (1963)

393. 8 1/2 (1963)

394. Passenger (1963)

395. Contempt (1963)

396. Hud (1963)

397. Winter Light (1963)

398. Flaming Creatures (1963)

399. The Great Escape (1963)

400. Shock Corridor (1963)

401. The Leopard (1963)

402. Barren Lives (1963)

403. Mediteranee (1963)

403. The House is Black (1963)

404. The Haunting (1963)

405. An Actor's Revenge (1963)

406. The Servant (1963)

407. Goldfinger (1964)**

408. Scorpio Rising (1964)

409. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

410. Marnie (1964)

411. My Fair Lady (1964)

412. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

413. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

414. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

415. The Red Desert (1964)

416. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

417. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

418. Before the Revolution (1964)

419. Gertrud (1964)

420. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

421. Black God, White Devil (1964)

422. The Demon (1964)

423. Vinyl (1965)

424. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

425. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

426. The War Game (1965)

427. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)

428. The Battle of Algiers (1965)

429. The Sound of Music (1965)

430. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

431. Alphaville (1965)

432. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

433. Repulsion (1965)

434. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

435. Pierrot Goes Wild (1965)

436. Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

437. Golden River (1965)

438. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)

439. Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)

440. Blowup (1966)

441. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

442. Daisies (1966)

443. Come Drink with Me (1966)

444. Seconds (1966)

445. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

446. Persona (1966)

447. Masculine-Feminine (1966)

448. Balthazar (1966)

449. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

450. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)

451. The Graduate (1967)

452. Playtime (1967)

453. Report (1967)

453. Hombre (1967)

454. Belle de Jour (1967)

455. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

456. Week End (1967)

457. The Godson (1967)

458. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

459. Point Blank (1967)

460. Wavelength (1967)

461. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

462. The Red and the White (1967)

463. Marketa Lazarova (1967)

464. The Jungle Book (1967)

465. The Fireman's Ball (1967)

466. Earth Entranced (1967)

467. Closely Watched Trains (1967)

468. Vij (1967)

469. The Cow (1968)

470. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

471. Planet of the Apes (1968)

472. Faces (1968)

473. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

474. If… (1968)

475. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

476. The Producers (1968)

477. David Holzman's Diary (1968)

477. Shame (1968)

478. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)**

479. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

480. Targets (1968)

481. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

482. My Night with Maud (1969)

483. Lucia (1969)

483. A Touch of Zen (1969)

484. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

485. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

486. Satyricon (1969)

487. Z (1969)

488. The Conformist (1969)

489. Easy Rider (1969)

490. High School (1969)

491. In the Year of the Pig (1969)

492. The Wild Bunch (1969)

493. Andrei Rublev (1969)

494. The Butcher (1969)

495. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

496. Kes (1969)

497. Tristana (1970)

498. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

499. El Topo (1970)

500. Woodstock (1970)

501. Deep End (1970)

502. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)

503. Little Big Man (1970)

504. The Ear (1970)

505. Patton (1970)

506. M*A*S*H (1970)

507. Performance (1970)

508. Gimme Shelter (1970)

509. Zabriskie Point (1970)

510. The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970)

511. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

512. Wanda (1971)

512. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)

513. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

514. The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)

515. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

516. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

517. Walkabout (1971)

518. Klute (1971)

519. Harold and Maude (1971)

520. Red Psalm (1971)

521. Get Carter (1971)

522. The French Connection (1971)

523. Shaft (1971)

524. Dirty Harry (1971)

525. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

526. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

527. The Last Picture Show (1971)

528. Straw Dogs (1971)

529. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

530. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

531. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

532. Cabaret (1972)

533. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

534. High Plains Drifter (1972)

535. Sleuth (1972)

536. Deliverance (1972)

537. Solaris (1972)

538. The Godfather (1972)

539. Cries and Whispers (1972)

540. Fat City (1972)

541. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

542. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)

543. Frenzy (1972)

544. Pink Flamingos (1972)

545. Superfly (1972)

546. The Sting (1973)

547. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

548. Badlands (1973)

549. American Graffiti (1973)

550. Papillon (1973)

551. Enter the Dragon (1973)

552. Mean Streets (1973)

553. The Long Goodbye (1973)

554. The Wicker Man (1973)

555. Day for Night (1973)

556. Don't Look Now (1973)

557. Sleeper (1973)

558. Serpico (1973)

559. The Exorcist (1973)

560. Turkish Delight (1973)

561. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

562. Fantastic Planet (1973)

563. Amarcord (1973)

564. The Harder They Come (1973)

565. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

566. Dersu Uzala (1974)

567. The Conversation (1974)

568. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)*

569. The Mirror (1974)

570. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

571. Young Frankenstein (1974)

572. Chinatown (1974)

573. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

574. Blazing Saddles (1974)

575. The Godfather Part II (1974)**

576. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

577. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

578. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

579. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

580. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

581. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

582. The Wall (1975)

583. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

584. Barry Lyndon (1975)

585. Fox and His Friends (1975)

586. India Song (1975)

586. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

587. Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)

588. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

589. Nashville (1975)

590. Cria! (1975)

591. The Travelling Players (1975)

592. Jaws (1975)*

593. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

594. Carrie (1976)*

595. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

596. All the President's Men (1976)

597. Rocky (1976)**

598. Taxi Driver (1976)

599. Network (1976)

600. Ascent (1976)

601. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

602. 1900 (1976)

603. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

604. Star Wars (1977)*

605. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

606. The Last Wave (1977)

607. Annie Hall (1977)

608. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)

608. Stroszek (1977)

609. Man of Marble (1977)

610. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

611. Killer of Sheep (1977)

612. Eraserhead (1977)

613. Ceddo (1977)

613. The American Friend (1977)

614. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

615. Soldier of Orange (1977)

616. Suspiria (1977)

617. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

618. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

619. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

620. The Deer Hunter (1978)

621. Grease (1978)**

622. Days of Heaven (1978)

623. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

624. Shaolin Master Killer (1978)

625. Up in Smoke (1978)

626. Halloween (1978)

627. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

628. Real Life (1979)

628. My Brilliant Career (1979)

629. Stalker (1979)

630. Alien (1979)*

631. Breaking Away (1979)

632. The Tin Drum (1979)

633. All That Jazz (1979)

634. Being There (1979)

635. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

636. Life of Brian (1979)

637. Apocalypse Now (1979)

638. The Jerk (1979)

639. The Muppet Movie (1979)

640. Manhattan (1979)

641. Mad Max (1979)

642. Nosferatu: Phantom Of The Night (1979)

643. Ordinary People (1980)

644. Atlantic City (1980)

645. The Last Metro (1980)

646. The Shining (1980)*

647. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)**

648. The Elephant Man (1980)

649. The Big Red One (1980)

650. Loulou (1980)

651. Airplane! (1980)

652. Raging Bull (1980)

653. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)*

654. The Boat (1981)

655. Gallipoli (1981)

656. Chariots of Fire (1981)*

657. Body Heat (1981)

658. Reds (1981)

659. An American Werewolf in London (1981)*

660. Three Brothers (1981)

660. Man of Iron (1981)

661. Too Early, Too Late (1981)

661. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)

662. E.T.: The Extra-Terestrial (1982)**

663. The Thing (1982)

664. Poltergeist (1982)

665. Blade Runner (1982)

666. The Evil Dead (1982)

667. Tootsie (1982)**

668. Yol (1982)

669. Diner (1982)

670. Fitzcaraldo (1982)

671. Gandhi (1982)***

672. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

673. A Question of Silence (1982)

673. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

674. A Christmas Story (1983)

675. El Norte (1983)

676. Videodrome (1983)

677. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)*

678. The Big Chill (1983)

679. Sunless (1983)

680. The Last Battle (1983)

681. Money (1983)

682. Utu (1983)

683. Terms of Endearment (1983)

684. The Fourth Man (1983)

685. The King of Comedy (1983)

686. The Right Stuff (1983)*

687. Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

688. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)

689. Scarface (1983)**

690. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

691. Amadeus (1984)

692. The Terminator (1984)

693. Paris, Texas (1984)

694. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

695. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

696. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)*

697. Ghostbusters (1984)**

698. A Passage to India (1984)

699. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

700. The Killing Fields (1984)

701. The Natural (1984)

702. The Breakfast Club (1985)

703. Ran (1985)

704. Come and See (1985)

705. The Official Story (1985)

706. Out of Africa (1985)

707. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

708. Back to the Future (1985)**

709. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)

710. Brazil (1985)

711. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

712. The Quiet Earth (1985)

713. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

714. Prizzi's Honor (1985)

715. Vagabond (1985)

716. Shoah (1985)

717. The Color Purple (1985)

718. Manhunter (1986)

719. Stand By Me (1986)***

720. Blue Velvet (1986)

721. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

722. She's Gotta Have It (1986)

723. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

724. The Fly (1986)**

725. Aliens (1986)

726. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

727. Down by Law (1986)

728. A Room with a View (1986)

729. Children of a Lesser God (1986)

730. Platoon (1986)*

731. Caravaggio (1986)

732. Tampopo (1986)

733. Peking Opera Blues (1986)

734. Salvador (1986)

735. Top Gun (1986)**

736. Sherman's March (1986)

736. The Horse Thief (1986)

737. Brightness (1987)

738. Wings of Desire (1987)

739. Project A, Part II (1987)

740. Babette's Feast (1987)

741. Raising Arizona (1987)

742. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

743. Withnail and I (1987)

744. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

745. Goodbye Children (1987)

746. Broadcast News (1987)

747. Housekeeping (1987)

747. The Princess Bride (1987)

748. Moonstruck (1987)

749. The Untouchables (1987)**

750. Red Sorghum (1987)

751. The Dead (1987)

752. Fatal Attraction (1987)*

753. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

754. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

755. The Vanishing (1988)

756. Bull Durham (1988)

757. Ariel (1988)

758. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

759. Akira (1988)

760. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

761. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)

761. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)*

762. The Naked Gun (1988)*

763. Big (1988)*

764. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

765. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

766. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

767. The Decalogue (1988)

768. Die Hard (1988)**

769. A Tale of the Wind (1988)

770. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)**

771. Rain Man (1988)**

772. The Story of Women (1988)

773. The Accidental Tourist (1988)

774. Alice (1988)

775. Batman (1989)*

776. When Harry Met Sally (1989)**

777. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

778. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)

779. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

780. My Left Foot (1989)

781. The Killer (1989)

782. Do the Right Thing (1989)

783. Roger & Me (1989)

784. Glory (1989)

785. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

786. Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

787. Say Anything (1989)

788. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

789. A City of Sadness (1989)

790. No Fear, No Die (1990)

790. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

791. Goodfellas (1990)

792. Jacob's Ladder (1990)

793. King of New York (1990)

794. Dances with Wolves (1990)**

795. Europa Europa (1990)

796. Pretty Woman (1990)*

797. Archangel (1990)

798. Trust (1990)

799. Close-Up (1990)

800. Edward Scissorhands (1990)**

801. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)

802. Total Recall (1990)*

803. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

804. Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)

805. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

806. Delicatessen (1991)

807. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

808. Naked Lunch (1991)

809. The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)**

810. The Rapture (1991)

811. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

812. Thelma & Louise (1991)

813. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)**

814. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)**

815. JFK (1991)

816. Slacker (1991)

817. Tongues Untied (1991)

818. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

819. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

820. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

821. The Player (1992)

822. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

823. Romper Stomper (1992)

824. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

825. Unforgiven (1992)**

826. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

827. Candy Man (1992)

828. A Tale of Winter (1992)

829. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

830. The Crying Game (1992)**

831. Man Bites Dog (1992)

832. The Actress (1992)

833. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

834. Thirty Two Films about Glenn Gould (1993)

835. Groundhog Day (1993)

836. Short Cuts (1993)

837. Philadelphia (1993)**

838. Jurassic Park (1993)**

839. The Age of Innocence (1993)

840. The Puppetmaster (1993)

841. Schindler's List (1993)**

842. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

843. The Piano (1993)

844. The Blue Kite (1993)

845. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

846. Three Colors: Red (1994)

847. Hoop Dreams (1994)

848. Forrest Gump (1994)**

849. Clerks (1994)

850. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)**

851. The Lion King (1994)*

852. Satantango (1994)

853. Natural Born Killers (1994)*

854. The Last Seduction (1994)

855. Pulp Fiction (1994)***

856. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)**

857. The Wild Reeds (1994)

858. Chungking Express (1994)

859. Crumb (1994)

860. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

861. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

862. Riget (1994)

863. Dear Diary (1994)

864. Casino (1995)

865. Deseret (1995)

865. Babe (1995)*

866. Toy Story (1995)**

867. Strange Days (1995)

868. Braveheart (1995)**

869. Safe (1995)

870. Clueless (1995)*

871. Heat (1995)*

872. Zero Kelvin (1995)

872. Seven (1995)

873. Smoke (1995)

874. The White Balloon (1995)

875. Cyclo (1995)

876. Underground (1995)

877. The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)

878. Dead Man (1995)

879. The Usual Suspects (1995)

880. The Pillow Book (1996)

881. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)

882. Fargo (1996)

883. Independence Day (1996)*

884. Secrets and Lies (1996)

885. Breaking the Waves (1996)

886. The English Patient (1996)**

887. Gabbeh (1996)

888. Lone Star (1996)

889. Trainspotting (1996)

890. Scream (1996)

891. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

892. L.A. Confidential (1997)

893. Happy Together (1997)

894. Princess Mononoke (1997)

895. Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (1997)

896. The Butcher Boy (1997)

897. The Ice Storm (1997)

898. Boogie Nights (1997)

899. Kundun (1997)

900. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

901. Funny Games (1997)

902. Taste of Cherry (1997)

903. Open Your Eyes (1997)

904. Mother and Son (1997)

905. Titanic (1997)*

906. Tetsuo (1998)

907. The Celebration (1998)

908. Saving Private Ryan (1998)*

909. Buffalo 66 (1998)

910. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

911. Run Lola Run (1998)

912. Rushmore (1998)

913. Pi (1998)

914. Happiness (1998)

915. The Thin Red Line (1998)

916. The Idiots (1998)

917. Sombre (1998)

917. Ring (1998)

918. There's Something About Mary (1998)**

919. Magnolia (1999)*

920. Beau Travail (1999)

921. The Blair Witch Project (1999)*

922. Taboo (1999)

923. Rosetta (1999)

924. All About My Mother (1999)

925. Three Kings (1999)**

926. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

927. The Audition (1999)

928. Time Regained (1999)

929. Fight Club (1999)**

930. Being John Malkovich (1999)*

931. American Beauty (1999)***

932. Attack the Gas Station! (1999)

933. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)*

934. The Sixth Sense (1999)**

935. The Matrix (1999)***

936. Nine Queens (2000)

937. The Captive (2000)

938. In the Mood for Love (2000)

939. Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000)

940. Gladiator (2000)**

941. Kippur (2000)

942. A One and a Two (2000)

943. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

944. Amores Perros (2000)

945. Meet the Parents (2000)**

946. Signs & Wonders (2000)

946. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)**

947. Traffic (2000)**

948. The Gleaners and I (2000)

949. Memento (2000)

950. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

951. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

952. Amelie (2001)

953. What Time Is It There? (2001)

954. And Your Mother Too (2001)

955. Kandahar (2001)

956. Spirited Away (2001)

957. The Piano Teacher (2001)**

958. The Son's Room (2001)

959. No Man's Land (2001)

960. Moulin Rouge (2001)**

961. Monsoon Wedding (2001)

962. Fat Girl (2001)

963. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

964. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

965. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

966. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

967. Gangs of New York (2002)

968. The Pianist (2002)*

969. Talk to Her (2002)

970. City of God (2002)

971. Russian Ark (2002)

972. Chicago (2002)**

973. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

974. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)***

 

I am going to try and go after the older films done back in the 80s, 70s and earlier, at the time didn't get appreciate (way too young / havn't been born) I 'm also interested to see which of these are your favorites, maybe i'll chase after them too.

 

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French postcard by Travelling Editions, Paris, no. CP7. Photo: Al Pacino in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James "Al" ' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

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French postcard in the Collection In Cinéma by Editions La Malibran, Paris / Nancy, 1989, no. CA 51. Photo: Al Pacino in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James "Al" ' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

And, please check out our blog European Film Star Postcards.

American postcard by Fotofolio, New York, no. HR 73. Photo: Herb Ritts. Caption: Al Pacino, New York City, 1992.

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James "Al" ' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

And, please check out our blog European Film Star Postcards.

Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Al Pacino in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

And, please check out our blog European Film Star Postcards.

French postcard. Photo: Universal Studios. Al Pacino in Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James 'Al' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

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Big postcard by Pyramid Posters, Leicester, no. SPC9608. Photo: Universal Studios. Al Pacino in Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James 'Al' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

And, please check out our blog European Film Star Postcards.

Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Al Pacino in Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James "Al" ' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

And, please check out our blog European Film Star Postcards.

Dutch collectors card in the series 'Filmsterren: een Portret' by Edito Service, 1993. Photo: Stars-Films. Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

Sources: Pedro Borges (IMDb), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

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One of THE great writers of the last 50 years, David Mamet was born and raised on Chicago's South Side. His first critical recognition came during a burst of creativity in the mid 1970's with 3 plays in quick succession: The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and American Buffalo. With a keen eye for characters and dialogue, Mamet was the perfect writer for the DIY scene in Chicago that was turning out gritty, real, theater that was-and in some ways still is-blowing away anything in London or New York. Other well-known plays include Speed The Plow, Oleanna, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross. His best known screenplays include The Verdict, The Untouchables, House of Games, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Spanish Prisoner, and Wag the Dog. He's also directed more than half a dozen feature films, written numerous non-fiction articles, several pieces of short fiction, a book of poetry, and 2 novels. His new novel is simply titled "Chicago" and takes place during Al Capone's reign and the legendary beer wars of the late 1920's. (Personal note: Despite being intimidated to meet him, he was a very easy-going guy. Didn't hurt that I gave him a nice photograph I made of his wife 5 years ago, and we both are fascinated with similar subjects-gangsters and Torah study to be exact. Through that I was able to get a nice, genuine, light-hearted expression from a guy famous for the profane, rapid-fire tirades and dialogue he writes for his characters)

Artomatic For The People, 2017

 

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“He peaked with seven incredible, unforgettable minutes of gravitas, shouting invectives at salesmen played by his idols in Glengarry Glen Ross, but there will always remain a gap between his fantasy and his actual self. When asked why he’s been such a good fit at SNL, he says, ‘Let’s face facts: They don’t ask me to come back because my movies are such blockbusters lately’. It’s taken the role of his nightmares to make him feel the most like a star.” ―Chris Jones

 

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/05/alec-baldwin...

 

DONALD TRUMP’S FIRING OF JAMES COMEY IS AN ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

 

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haven't seen it yet... i'm behind in my moviegoing at the moment... need to see this, 3:10 to Yuma, and I can't wait for Into the Wild! Across the Universe was pretty spectacular, even though at times I was cringing at the cheesiness... and for god's sake, you can show a joint and you don't have to be cartoonish during an acid trip... Eastern Promises was the best Cronenburg film in years... no one screwing at a car crash (hello?)... great acting, and compelling characters... recommended... 2 Days in Paris was great... Julie Delpy is perfect... on video lately:

 

Iris (B+) great performances

Wild Hogs (C) don't ask, I needed something mindless (and that it was)

Half Nelson (A) amazing... i finally get the whole Ryan Gosling thing... he was genius

Walking and Talking (A-) just loved it... the characters really rung true to me

28 Weeks Later (B+) not as good as the first one, but still pretty awesome... i'm looking forward to the zombies hitting Paris... it would be really funny if they get there and aren't hungry

Georgia Rule (B-) again, don't ask... i watch anything... it wasn't that bad though

 

and a repeat of the rest of the list:

 

2 Days in Paris (A-)

2LDK (B+)

16 Blocks (B)

28 Days Later (A)

28 Weeks Later (B+)

40 Days and 40 Nights (B)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (A-)

A Scanner Darkly (A-)

A Very Long Engagement (A+)

Across the Universe (A-)

Aeon Flux (C)

Alien (B+)

All About Eve (A)

All the Real Girls (A-)

American Dreamz (C+)

American History X (A)

Babel (A+)

Because I Said So (D)

Beerfest (C+)

Beer League (C+)

Black Snake Moan (B+)

Blade Runner (A)

Blood Diamond (A)

Boondock Saints (B-)

Breach (B)

Brick (B+)

Brooklyn Rules (C-)

Catch and Release (C+)

Children of Men (A+)

Clay Pigeons (B+)

Clerks 2 (B)

Cocaine Angel (C)

Crash (1996) (D)

Daywatch (B+)

Death to Smoochy (B+)

Déjà vu (B-)

Delicatessen (A)

Dirty Pretty Things (A)

Domino (C+)

Dune (C)

Dreamgirls (B)

Eastern Promises (B)

Elizabethtown (C-)

Employee of the Month (C+)

Equilibrium (A-)

Evening (B+)

Factory Girl (C)

Failure to Launch (C+)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (D+)

Faraway, So Close (A-)

Flags of Our Fathers (A-)

Friends with Money (B)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (C+)

Georgia Rule (B-)

Ghostrider (B)

Glengarry Glen Ross (A)

Gods and Monsters (A)

Gosford Park (A)

Green Street Hooligans (A-)

Happy Endings (B-)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (B+)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (A-)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (B+)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (A+)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (B+)

Havoc (B)

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (B+)

Heavenly Creatures (A-)

Hot Fuzz (A)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (C)

I Think I Love My Wife (C-)

Ichi the Killer (B+)

Idiocracy (B+)

I’m Reed Fish (B-)

In America (A)

In the Bedroom (A)

Inside Man (A-)

Iris (B+)

John Tucker Must Die (D-)

Junebug (A-)

Keeping Up With the Steins (D-)

Knocked Up (A)

Little Children (A+)

Live Free or Die Hard (B+)

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (B)

Lord of War (B)

Love Me If You Dare (B+)

Lovely and Amazing (B+)

Lucky Number Slevin (A)

Marie Antoinette (C-)

Mirrormask (B+)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (C-)

Next (C+)

North Country (A-)

Palindromes (B+)

Pan’s Labyrinth (A+)

Primer (B)

Prozac Nation (C)

Pumpkin (B)

Ratatouille (A)

Rescue Dawn (A+)

Roger Dodger (B-)

Rounders (B+)

Run Lola Run (A+)

Running With Scissors (B-)

RV (C+)

Serenity (A)

Sex & Lucia (B+)

Shallow Grave (B)

Shaun of the Dead (A)

Sherrybaby (B-)

Shortbus (B)

Sicko (A+)

Smokin’ Aces (B)

Spiderman 3 (B)

Stardust (B+)

Storytelling (B+)

Stranger Than Fiction (A-)

Suicide Kings (B)

Sunshine (A-)

Superbad (A-)

Tenacious D (C-)

The Astronaut Farmer (B-)

The Benchwarmers (C+)

The Bourne Identity (A-)

The Bourne Supremacy (B)

The Bourne Ultimatum (B+)

The Breakup (C-)

The City of Lost Children (A+)

The Dead Girl (A+)

The Departed (A)

The Devil Wears Prada (B+)

The Ex (C-)

The Holiday (B+)

The Illusionist (B+)

The Lake House (B-)

The Last Kiss (B-)

The Lives of Others (A+)

The Notorious Bettie Page (C)

The Painted Veil (A)

The Prestige (A+)

The Pursuit of Happyness (A-)

The Quiet American (A)

The Salton Sea (A)

The Simpsons Movie (B+)

The Squid and the Whale (A)

The Station Agent (A)

The Sweet Hereafter (B+)

The United States of Leland (B)

The Weather Man (A-)

This is England (A)

Three… Extremes (A-)

Thumbsucker (A)

Transformers (B+)

Ultraviolet (C-)

V for Vendetta (A-)

Velvet Goldmine (B+)

Videodrome (C-)

Volver (A)

Waiting (B-)

Walking and Talking (A-)

Wild Hogs (C)

World Trade Center (A-)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (A-)

You Kill Me (B)

  

2LDK (B+)

16 Blocks (B)

28 Days Later (A)

40 Days and 40 Nights (B)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (A-)

A Scanner Darkly (A-)

A Very Long Engagement (A+)

Aeon Flux (C)

Alien (B+)

All About Eve (A)

American History X (A)

Babel (A+)

Because I Said So (D)

Beerfest (C+)

Beer League (C+)

Black Snake Moan (B+)

Blood Diamond (A)

Boondock Saints (B-)

Breach (B)

Brick (B+)

Brooklyn Rules (C-)

Catch and Release (C+)

Children of Men (A+)

Clay Pigeons (B+)

Clerks 2 (B)

Daywatch (B+)

Death to Smoochy (B+)

Déjà vu (B-)

Delicatessen (A)

Dirty Pretty Things (A)

Domino (C+)

Dreamgirls (B)

Elizabethtown (C-)

Employee of the Month (C+)

Equilibrium (A-)

Evening (B+)

Factory Girl (C)

Failure to Launch (C+)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (D+)

Faraway, So Close (A-)

Flags of Our Fathers (A-)

Friends with Money (B)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (C+)

Ghostrider (B)

Glengarry Glen Ross (A)

Gods and Monsters (A)

Gosford Park (A)

Green Street Hooligans (A-)

Happy Endings (B-)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (B+)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (A-)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (B+)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (A+)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (B+)

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (B+)

Heavenly Creatures (A-)

I Think I Love My Wife (C-)

Ichi the Killer (B+)

Idiocracy (B+)

In America (A)

In the Bedroom (A)

Inside Man (A-)

John Tucker Must Die (D-)

Junebug (A-)

Keeping Up With the Steins (D-)

Knocked Up (A)

Little Children (A+)

Live Free or Die Hard (B+)

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (B)

Lord of War (B)

Love Me If You Dare (B+)

Lovely and Amazing (B+)

Lucky Number Slevin (A)

Marie Antoinette (C-)

Mirrormask (B+)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (C-)

North Country (A-)

Pan’s Labyrinth (A+)

Primer (B)

Prozac Nation (C)

Pumpkin (B)

Ratatouille (A)

Rescue Dawn (A+)

Rounders (B+)

Run Lola Run (A+)

Running With Scissors (B-)

Serenity (A)

Sex & Lucia (B+)

Shallow Grave (B)

Sherrybaby (B-)

Sicko (A+)

Smokin’ Aces (B)

Spiderman 3 (B)

Stardust (B+)

Stranger Than Fiction (A-)

Suicide Kings (B)

Sunshine (A-)

Superbad (A-)

Tenacious D (C-)

The Benchwarmers (C+)

The Bourne Identity (A-)

The Bourne Supremacy (B)

The Bourne Ultimatum (B+)

The Breakup (C-)

The City of Lost Children (A+)

The Dead Girl (A+)

The Departed (A)

The Devil Wears Prada (B+)

The Ex (C-)

The Holiday (B+)

The Lake House (B-)

The Last Kiss (B-)

The Prestige (A+)

The Pursuit of Happyness (A-)

The Quiet American (A)

The Salton Sea (A)

The Simpsons Movie (B+)

The Squid and the Whale (A)

The Station Agent (A)

The Sweet Hereafter (B+)

The United States of Leland (B)

The Weather Man (A-)

Three… Extremes (A-)

Thumbsucker (A)

Transformers (B+)

Ultraviolet (C-)

V for Vendetta (A-)

Velvet Goldmine (B+)

Volver (A)

Waiting (B-)

World Trade Center (A-)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (A-)

You Kill Me (B)

 

"I grew to see my affliction as my gift. When I sang, I soared. I could soar higher than all those hurts aimed at my heart. All I needed was the courage to be me."

 

When Jimmy Scott delivered a ballad such as The Masquerade is Over, Angel Eyes or his signature tune, Everybody's Somebody's Fool, in that distinctive high, pain-filled voice, measuring his phrases against a dead-slow tempo, listeners were left in little doubt that the emotion was drawn directly from his own experience. Scott, who has died aged 88, endured a life of hardship – including a rare medical condition – and neglect until well into his seventh decade, when he was led towards the light of public acclaim by a small group of influential fans who included the songwriter Doc Pomus, the singer Lou Reed and the film director David Lynch.

 

His performance of Someone to Watch Over Me at Pomus's funeral in 1991 led to an immediate invitation from Reed to make a small but striking contribution to the album Magic and Loss. Then Lynch invited him to appear as a singing ghost in the final episode of the second series of Twin Peaks and in the spin-off film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, in 1992. That same year Scott's performance of Street of Dreams was heard on the soundtrack to James Foley's film of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. A new audience was about to join the band of cognoscenti who had made a special place in their affections for a singer who first went on the road in his teens in the early 1940s.

 

"I hear what you're doing, and you're doing it right," Billie Holiday told the 22-year-old Scott when the two met and began a friendship during his residency at Club Baby Grand in Harlem, New York, in 1947. He sang with Charlie Parker (there is a recording of the two of them performing Embraceable You during a radio broadcast from the Birdland club in New York in 1950) and was admired by Ray Charles, who said: "His voice just broke your heart." Marvin Gaye based his ballad style on Scott's pleading delivery. In New Jersey, where he lived in the 50s, he was worshipped with particular fervour by a group of aspiring young singers one of which was Frankie Valli.

 

The last 20 years of Scott's life were bathed in the applause of audiences at jazz festivals, concert halls and night clubs around the world. He recorded a series of albums for which – finally – he received proper financial recompense, and he collaborated with the author David Ritz on a biography, Faith in Time (2002), that laid bare his extraordinary story.

 

James Victor Scott was born in Cleveland, Ohio, one of 10 children. When he and two of his brothers failed to grow at the normal rate, they were found to be suffering from Kallmann's syndrome, a rare hormonal condition that blocks the onset of puberty and its associated physical manifestations. Standing 4ft 11in until a growth spurt in his late 30s took him to 5ft 7in, and frail of frame, he was known throughout the early part of his career as Little Jimmy Scott. He lived in orphanages and foster homes after his mother was killed in a car accident when he was 13.

 

From adolescence, he was often assumed, incorrectly, to be gay. "Kids can be cruel, boys especially," he told Ritz. "I've been called a queer, a little girl, an old woman, a freak, and a fag. As a singer, I've been criticised for sounding feminine. But I grew to see my affliction as my gift."

 

His voice was located in the contralto register, but there was never any doubt of its effect on women in particular. His control of tone, phrasing and emotional inflection influenced female singers from Big Maybelle to Madonna, who said he was "the only singer who makes me cry". In terms of stagecraft, his early mentor was a veteran entertainer named Estella Young, professionally known as Caldonia, who took him under her wing and became a surrogate mother.

 

He was a featured singer with the popular Lionel Hampton Orchestra, and his recording of Everybody's Somebody's Fool became a hit in 1950. But his name did not appear on the label, leading many listeners to assume that the voice was that of a woman. Public recognition was further delayed when, although his first recordings under his own name were made for the Roost and Coral/Brunswick labels, he was unlucky enough to sign a recording contract with Herman Lubinsky, the owner of Savoy Records, a man notorious for placing the welfare of his artists well down on his scale of priorities.

 

Before his rediscovery in the early 1990s, he had been living in Cleveland and working outside music as a hotel clerk and a cook, among other things. Many erstwhile fans assumed that he was dead; when a local radio disc jockey casually voiced that belief, Scott's wife telephoned the station to put him straight.

 

He was eventually signed to Sire Records. A budget of almost $200,000 was devoted to an album of standards and featuring a group of first-rank musicians, including the saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and the pianist Kenny Barron. Titled All the Way, it sold more than 40,000 copies, received a Grammy nomination and paved the way for his renaissance.

 

He toured with Lou Reed, sang at Bill Clinton's first inaugural ball, serenaded the actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger at their wedding, and was brought in by Bruce Springsteen to sing on the soundtrack of the film Philadelphia. Later producers successfully broadened his range to take in contemporary songs such as Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U, Simply Red's Holding Back the Years and Bryan Ferry's Slave to Love, but he remained most effective with the kind of classic ballads that he had been singing all his life.

 

"When I sang, I soared," he said. "Once I knew that, I understood God had put me in this strange little package for a reason. All I needed was the courage to be me. That courage took a lifetime to develop."

 

He was married five times: first, at 20, to a 16-year-old woman he named to his biographer only as "Angel", second to Channie Booker, Cleveland's first black female barber, third to Ruth Taylor, fourth to Earlene Rodgers, and finally, in 2003, to Jeanie McCarthy. She survives him.

 

Bio: The Guardian, Richard Williams

Photographer, Gilles Petard/Redferns

Kaufman Astoria Studios was opened by the legendary Adolph Zuckor in 1920 for the Framous Players Film Company, which evolved into Famous Plaskers-Lasky and then Paramount Pictures, of which he served as president until his death in 1936.

 

Over 100 films were produced at Astoria during the Twenties. New York was the center of the fledgling film industry, and Astoria was the Mecca of the Silent Era. The main stage, basement stages and exterior backlot were heavily utilized, with up to six feature films in production at any given time. It was here at the Studio that the moving picture industry developed many of the techniques that were to become the conventions of production. From Valentino, Swanson, the Gish sisters and W.C. Fields, Astoria was home to the great talents of an exciting new industry. With the advent of "talkies", production at Astoria blossomed. Drawing on the wealth of writing and acting talent of Broadway, the Studio profited from its proximity to "the great white way". The Letter, the first all talking feature film shot at the Studio, earned an Oscar nomination for actress Jeanne Eagels. The talking film debuts of Claudette Colbert, Edward G. Robinson and Tallulah Bankhead were filmed here.

 

The Marx Brothers moved from Broadway to the silver screen in Astoria to produce their first two films--The Cocoanuts (1929) and Animal Crackers (1930).. In addition to the scores of feature films produced at Astoria, the Studio was home to the famed Paramount Newsreels ("the eyes and ears of the world"), and Paramount¹s prolific short film divisions. By the end of this period Adolf Zukor, the man who built the studio, had already moved out to California, as did much of the film industry.

 

At the start of WWII, in 1942 the United States Army Signal Corps Army Pictorial Service took over the studio for the making of Army training and indoctrination films, during which it became known as the Army Pictorial Center. In 1970 the Studio was declared "surplus property" by the Army and turned over to the Federal Government. In 1972, the Government offered the property to the City University of New York for use as the campus for LaGuardia Community College. The city budget crisis, however, did not allow the development to occur. Production returned to Astoria in 1975, with the leasing of the Studio for the production of Thieves and, the following year, The Next Man. he Studio was formally re-opened in 1977, under the auspices of the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation, which acquired a lease for the property from the Government.

 

In 1982 the title to the Studio was transferred to the City of New York, and in 1982 real estate developer George S. Kaufman in partnership with Alan King, Johnny Carson and others, obtained the lease from the City. Kaufman proceeded to renovate, expand and revive the landmark into a full-service, comprehensive studios capable of handling any type, size and style of production.

 

Today, KAS is the location for major motion pictures, independent film, television shows and commercials. Telvision show credits include Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, MTV Unplugged, and Angels in America. Motion picture credits include The Wiz, The Warrios, All That Jazz, Arthur, Ragtime, Hair, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Radio Days, Money Pit, Ishtar, Fletch Lives, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman, Age of Innocence, and Carlito's Way. It also houses the studios of WFAN, the nation's first all-sports talk radio station.

 

Famous Players-Lasky Studio, now Kaufman's Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center, was designated a landmark, as Paramount Studios Building No. 1, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1978.

 

National Register # 78001897 (1978)

 

You might not recognize the name, but you’d certainly recognize the face. Chicago actor and director Mike Nussbaum is the classic “oh, that guy” guy. He's been called the "definitive Mamet actor" after originating roles in David Mamet's American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross. He's played hundreds of roles in the theater, on television, and in film. Though he’s always had the acting bug (so to speak) it didn’t start to take off for the one-time exterminator until he reached his 40’s. Now 91, he’s regularly referred to as one of the country’s finest stage actors. And he simply refuses to slow down. OK, so he say’s he’s down to 50 pushups a day...but Nussbaum is tack-sharp, and the only thing keeping him from working more is a lack of roles for guys in their 90’s. You can see him right now in Timeline Theater’s new mounting of Arthur Miller’s The Price.

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Born Alfredo James Pacino on April 25, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA.

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Known for his forceful dramatic presentation, Al Pacino is most closely associated with the roles of Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' (1972) trilogy, as well as Tony Montana of the legendary gangster film 'Scarface' (1983).

But it was his performance as Frank Slade, a blind, retired Lt. Colonel, in 'Scent of a Woman' (1992) that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993. This came after seven previous Oscar nominations, including a supporting actor nomination in the same year for 'Glengarry Glen Ross' (1992).

J.E. Bernthal in M.C. Scorsese 2013: The Wolf of Wall Street.

 

There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make: either you sell the clients some stock or they sell you a reason they can’t.¹

 

NOTES

 

1. B.G. Affleck-Boldt in B. Younger 2000: Boiler room.

 

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J. Foley 1992: Glengarry Glen Ross.

The Northridge Cinemas sign and theater has been repurposed into a gym. I clearly remember the sticky seats while watching Glengarry Glen Ross on the big screen here in '93. After the '94 Northridge Quake, the theater closed down.

 

The Galleria Market in the distance is now a Korean market. Originally it was the Zody's where Circuit City was. When Zody's closed down in the mid-80's, it became a Ralph's grocery. After the grocery strike in 2003, it became a Von's grocery. This shopping center on the busy corner of Devonshire and Reseda was built in 1961. Long before the Northridge Mall was built, this was the first main shopping center in Northridge.

 

Some of the bulbs may be burnt out of this repurposed Northridge Cinemas sign, but it is still animated! See It Here!

 

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British postcard by Star-Graphics, no. S 89. Photo: Al Pacino in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972).

 

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of the American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

 

Alfredo James 'Al' Pacino was born in 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, who worked as an insurance agent. His maternal grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved them into his grandparents' home in the South Bronx. In his teenage years, Pacino was known as 'Sonny' to his friends. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in films. Bored and unmotivated in school, he found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts until he dropped out at age 17. In 1962, Pacino's mother died at the age of 43. The following year, his grandfather James also died. Starting onstage, he went through a period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to succeed to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally attained success off-Broadway with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx', winning an Obie Award for the 1966-1967 season. He was also nominated for a Best Actor Obie for 'Why Is a Crooked Letter' (1966). That was followed by a Tony Award for 'Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?' Pacino was a longtime member of David Wheeler's Theatre Company of Boston, for which he performed in 'Richard III' in Boston (1972-1973) and at the Cort Theater in New York City (1979). He also appeared in their productions of Bertolt Brecht's 'Aurturo Ui' at the Charles Theater in Boston in 1975 and later in New York and London, and in David Rabe's 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' at the Longacre Theater in New York in 1977. At the age of 29 he made his film debut with a supporting part in Me, Natalie (Fred Coe, 1969) featuring Patty Duke. In 1970, Pacino signed with the talent agency Creative Management Associates (CMA). He gained favourable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg , 1971). These first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect. Then came the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). It was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of other actors either wanted it or were mentioned. Pacino was rejected repeatedly by studio heads for the role, but Francis Ford Coppola fought for him. Coppola was successful but Pacino was reportedly in constant fear of being fired during the very difficult shoot. Ironically, The Godfather (1972) was a monster hit that earned Pacino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned out to be the breakthrough for both Pacino and director Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money after this success, Al Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films. In 1973, Pacino co-starred in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973), with Gene Hackman, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in the true-life crime drama Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975). In between , he returned as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974), the first sequel ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. For these three films, Pacino was nominated three consecutive years for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 1977, he also won his second Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977). He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (Sydney Pollack, 1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced flops like the controversial Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980) and the comedy-drama Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller, 1982). Pacino cemented his legendary status with his role as Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983. Pedro Borges at IMDb: "a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (Hugh Hudson, 1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino fell ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script further derailed the project. The Revolutionary War-themed film, considered among the worst films ever made, resulted in awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years." Returning to the stage, Pacino did much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile playing a hard-drinking policeman in the striking Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989), with Ellen Barkin. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.

 

Returning to the Corleones, Al Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful adaptation Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, 1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991) with Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992). A mixture of technical perfection and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and films as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma, 1993) with Sean Penn proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) co-starring Robert De Niro. He directed the theatrical docudrama Looking for Richard (1996), a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture. In Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1997), Pacino played gangster 'Lefty' in the true story of undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) and his work in bringing down the Mafia from the inside. Pacino played Satan in the supernatural thriller The Devil's Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997) which co-starred Keanu Reeves. The film was a success at the box office, taking US$150 million worldwide. He also gave commanding performances in The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) with Russell Crowe, and Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone, 1999) opposite Cameron Diaz.

 

Al Pacino co-starred with Hillary Swank and Robin Williams in the mystery thriller Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name. Pacino starred as Shylock in Michael Radford's film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004), choosing to bring compassion and depth to a character traditionally played as a villainous caricature. In the 2000s, he starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, but his choice in television roles like the vicious, closeted Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (Tony Kushner, 2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television film You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010), are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Recently, Pacino starred alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and he co-starred with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix film The Irishman (2019). He will play Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. Never wed, Pacino has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a set of twins with former longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jill Clayburgh, Debra Winger, Tuesday Weld, Marthe Keller, Carmen Cervera, Kathleen Quinlan, Lyndall Hobbs, Penelope Ann Miller, and a two-decade intermittent relationship with Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Since 2007, Al Pacino lives with Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, who is 36 years his junior. In 2007, the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award.

 

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Oh, are you talking to me? I must have missed the meeting while I was away.

 

Is that how they sold real estate in the days before Flickr or Facebook?

 

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Continuing my personal project to capture images of the various London Theatre Stage Doors. The Playhouse Theatre is currently home to the award winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.

This beautiful limited edition print has been designed especially for Realmac Software by Brighton-based illustrator James Burlinson. It carries the phrase “Always be Shipping”, a play on Alec Baldwin’s infamous speech in Glengarry Glen Ross.

 

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A remarkable suspense thriller that takes place aboard a speeding train some time after World War II. A Holocaust survivor sees a fellow passenger who looks distressingly familiar. As we descend into his memories, we understand the sudden rage that ultimately leads him to face the most important decision of his life.

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The Cable Guy, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Mystic Pizza, Meteor, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Police Stop! 2, Maverick, Bull Durham, The Insider, Four Rooms, George of the Jungle, Robocop, Easy Rider, False Arrest, Gladiator, Independent Classic Film Collection, Badge 373, Hollow Man, 48 Hours, Under Siege 2, Shocker, Fright Night 2, The Jerk, Jaws 3, Home Alone 2, My Best Friends, Striptease, GI Jane, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The X Files Movie, The Fast Show Live, Airplane!, Little Voice, Suburban Commando, Four Men and a Baby, Nil by Mouth, Domestic Disturbance, Free Willy, Unseen Bean, The Lost Boys, Airplane II, The Fly, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dumb and Dumber, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Godfather Part II, Robin Hood, XXX, Cops and Robbersons, Dude Where's My Car?, The Full Monty, Mighty Joe Young, Con Air, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Desperado, Bridget Jones's Diary, Made in America, Ally McBeal , The 6th Day, Carousel, The Silence of the Lambs, tbc, Frankie and Johnny, The Fast Show, AWOL Absent Without Leave, Tango and Cash, The Fast Show, The Godfather Part I, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Evita, The X Files, Assassins, Rat Race, From Dusk Till Dawn, Xanadu, Raising Arizona, Star Trek The Next Generation, Heartbeat, Changing Places, American History X, Memorex, Lost in Translation, Sleepless in Seattle, Dumb and Dumber, Best Seller, Some Kind of Wonderful, Staggered, Star Trek, Grumpy Old Men, An Audience with Tom Jones, Scream, Under Siege, LA Confidential, Freddie Starr Live, An American Werewolf in London, tbc, Angel Heart, Sharks!, Scream 2, Pretty in Pink, Rain Man, tbc, American Werewolf in Paris, The Living Daylights, Dr No, The World is Not Enough, Octopussy, The Man with the Golden Gun, tbc, That'll be the Day,

Kick ass! Tan leather wingmen are capable closers, Glengarry Glen Ross style.

«Agents» est un montage théâtral du roman de David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross, réalisé par Vlado Penev. La pièce allait être présentée le 22 mai à ce centre communautaire, quatre jours après mon passage à Veliko Tarnovo.

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I'm taking a winter session course online - "Popular Culture in the US: 1945 - Present." It's pretty decent so far, especially since we've read Death of a Salesman and The Catcher in the Rye (both of which I read in HS). Now we're moving on to "Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing of the of the Flak Catchers" which is pretty interesting. I don't have the actual book since B&N said it as out of print, but I think I found it on nymag.com (I hope I've been reading the right thing!)

 

These books are a bit of a departure from what I normally have to read for class (some of which are in the background here) which is kind of refreshing.

Kaufman Astoria Studios was opened by the legendary Adolph Zuckor in 1920 for the Framous Players Film Company, which evolved into Famous Plaskers-Lasky and then Paramount Pictures, of which he served as president until his death in 1936.

 

Over 100 films were produced at Astoria during the Twenties. New York was the center of the fledgling film industry, and Astoria was the Mecca of the Silent Era. The main stage, basement stages and exterior backlot were heavily utilized, with up to six feature films in production at any given time. It was here at the Studio that the moving picture industry developed many of the techniques that were to become the conventions of production. From Valentino, Swanson, the Gish sisters and W.C. Fields, Astoria was home to the great talents of an exciting new industry. With the advent of "talkies", production at Astoria blossomed. Drawing on the wealth of writing and acting talent of Broadway, the Studio profited from its proximity to "the great white way". The Letter, the first all talking feature film shot at the Studio, earned an Oscar nomination for actress Jeanne Eagels. The talking film debuts of Claudette Colbert, Edward G. Robinson and Tallulah Bankhead were filmed here.

 

The Marx Brothers moved from Broadway to the silver screen in Astoria to produce their first two films--The Cocoanuts (1929) and Animal Crackers (1930).. In addition to the scores of feature films produced at Astoria, the Studio was home to the famed Paramount Newsreels ("the eyes and ears of the world"), and Paramount¹s prolific short film divisions. By the end of this period Adolf Zukor, the man who built the studio, had already moved out to California, as did much of the film industry.

 

At the start of WWII, in 1942 the United States Army Signal Corps Army Pictorial Service took over the studio for the making of Army training and indoctrination films, during which it became known as the Army Pictorial Center. In 1970 the Studio was declared "surplus property" by the Army and turned over to the Federal Government. In 1972, the Government offered the property to the City University of New York for use as the campus for LaGuardia Community College. The city budget crisis, however, did not allow the development to occur. Production returned to Astoria in 1975, with the leasing of the Studio for the production of Thieves and, the following year, The Next Man. he Studio was formally re-opened in 1977, under the auspices of the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation, which acquired a lease for the property from the Government.

 

In 1982 the title to the Studio was transferred to the City of New York, and in 1982 real estate developer George S. Kaufman in partnership with Alan King, Johnny Carson and others, obtained the lease from the City. Kaufman proceeded to renovate, expand and revive the landmark into a full-service, comprehensive studios capable of handling any type, size and style of production.

 

Today, KAS is the location for major motion pictures, independent film, television shows and commercials. Telvision show credits include Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, MTV Unplugged, and Angels in America. Motion picture credits include The Wiz, The Warrios, All That Jazz, Arthur, Ragtime, Hair, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Radio Days, Money Pit, Ishtar, Fletch Lives, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman, Age of Innocence, and Carlito's Way. It also houses the studios of WFAN, the nation's first all-sports talk radio station.

 

Famous Players-Lasky Studio, now Kaufman's Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center, was designated a landmark, as Paramount Studios Building No. 1, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1978.

 

National Register # 78001897 (1978)

 

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

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Virna Lisi (born 8 November 1936 in Ancona) is a Cannes and César award-winning Italian film actress. She was born in Ancona, Marche, as Virna Lisa Pieralisi.

 

Virna Lisi began her film career in her teens. She was discovered in Paris by two Neapolitan producers, Antonio Ferrigno and Ettore Pesce. Her debut was in La corda d'acciaio (The line of steel, 1953). Initially, she did musical films, like in E Napoli canta (Napoli sings, 1953) and the successful Questa è la vita (1954, with the popular Totò). Nonetheless, her beauty was more valued than her talent, as in Le diciottenni and Lo scapolo films of 1955. Yet she filled demanding roles, particularly in La Donna del Giorno (1956), Eva (1962), and the Italian-made spectacle Romolo e Remo (1961).

 

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Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. For his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He had received seven previous Oscar nominations, including one in that same year.

He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the leading role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough when he was given the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, ...And Justice for All and Scent of a Woman.

In addition to a career in film, he has also enjoyed a successful career on stage, winning Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. A longtime fan of Shakespeare, he made his directorial debut with Looking for Richard, a quasi-documentary on the play Richard III. Pacino has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including one from the American Film Institute. He is a method actor, taught mainly by Lee Strasberg and Charles Laughton at the Actors Studio in New York.

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Taken 11/9/11, during the event with Academy and Tony Award Winning actor, writer, and director Alan Arkin. He is best known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine (for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Glengarry Glen Ross, Catch-22, Wait Until Dark, Edward Scissorhands, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, and The In-Laws.

 

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