Happy birthday, Al Pacino!
The titan of American cinema, who's also a father of three, turns 75 on Saturday, April 25. Over the past five decades, Pacino has brought to life some of Hollywood's most memorable characters: Michael Corleone in "The Godfather," Frank Serpico in "Serpico," Big Boy Caprice in "Dick Tracy," Ricky Roma in "Glengarry Glen Ross" and Roy Cohn in "Angels in America," just to name a few. In 1993, Pacino won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Frank Slade in "Scent of a Woman."
And the legendary actor's still on top of his game, turning in a critically acclaimed performance in the recently released "The Humbling," an erotic comedy based on Philip Roth's 2009 novel.
"This is Pacino's best film performance in years. He's a daredevil going full throttle. In playing an actor who has lost the art of fooling himself, he reveals with mordant wit the terrors of diminished capacity. To watch him do it is a master class," raved Rolling Stone.
Born in Manhattan to Italian-American parents, Pacino's become known for the simmering intensity he conveys on screen, infusing his characters with vulnerability one minute, explosiveness the next. Often compared to Marlon Brando, Pacino remains one of Hollywood's most enduring figures.
Today, he lives in Beverly Hills, sharing his home with his teenaged twins, Anton and Olivia. Pacino, who never married, shares joint custody with their mother, the actress Beverly D'Angelo. He also has an older daughter, Julie Marie.
When recently asked about turning 75, the Oscar winner told Closer Weekly that he's not yet ready for a rocking chair. “When you’re my age and someone says, ‘How old are you?’ it’s like asking me, ‘How much longer do you have left?’ I don't know. I don't think in numbers," he said.
Neither do we, Al, neither do we. And so, in honor of Pacino's 75th, we've put together an unforgettable mashup (above) that showcases the chronological evolution of the actor's famous mug, using close-ups from every one of his films.
Happy birthday, tough guy. May there be many more.
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