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Happy Birthday, Al Pacino!

Posted: 04/25/2012 1:30 pm Updated: 04/25/2012 1:30 pm

Al Pacino Turns 72

Oscar winning actor/director Al Pacino is 72!

Pacino has had an extensive acting and directing career, spanning from the late 1960s. He is perhaps best known for starring in the 1972 film "The Godfather," and the 1983 film "Scarface." The New York native currently has films in the works, including an upcoming biopic in which he will portray music producer, Phil Spector, who is serving time in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

In February 2012, Pacino was awarded with the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama, honoring the work he has produced throughout his career.

When asked by a fan in 2007 what he saw when he looked in the mirror, Pacino told Time magazine:

"It's what I try not to see. I just see me looking at me and that's as far as it goes. I go into a zone. Do I need a shave? Is my hair too long? Am I having a good day? Do I need to wash my face yet again? That's as far as it goes."

Happy birthday, Al Pacino! Check out our slideshow for some of the great moments of Pacino's career.

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  • 'The Godfather'

    Pacino played the role of Michael in the 1972 film "<a href="" target="_hplink">The Godfather</a>." Pacino also starred in The Godfather Part: II, and III.

  • 'Scarface'

    Pacino as the character Tony Montana from the 1983 film "<a href="" target="_hplink">Scarface</a>."

  • 'Scent Of A Woman'

    Al Pacino played the role of a blind man, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, in the 1992 drama "<a href="" target="_hplink">Scent of a Woman</a>."

  • 'Heat'

    Al Pacino starred opposite actor Robert De Niro in the 1995 film "<a href="" target="_hplink">Heat</a>."

  • 'Any Given Sunday'

    Al Pacino's locker room speech in the 1999 film, '<a href="" target="_hplink">Any Given Sunday</a>.'

  • 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

    Al Pacino was interviewed by James Lipton in 2006 on "<a href="" target="_hplink">Inside The Actor's Studio</a>" where Pacino revealed what happened when he won an Oscar.

  • AFI Life Achievement Award

    Sean Penn presents Al Pacino with the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award in 2007.

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker 2011 Award

    Al Pacino poses for a portrait for Jaeger LeCoultre during the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011.

  • 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

    Al Pacino poses with his award for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' for "<a href="" target="_hplink">You Don't Know Jack</a>" at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in 2011. Pacino portrayed the role of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

  • Release Of 'Scarface' On Blu-Ray

    Pacino on stage at the release of 'Scarface' on Blu-ray in 2011.

  • Phil Spector

    Pacino (R) will be portraying music producer Phil Spector (L) in a film biopic directed by David Mamet.

  • National Medal Of Arts

    In 2012, Al Pacino was presented with a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.


Filed by Kristen Stenerson  |