What ARE these visual forms? The following book on Lang's films will try to offer at least a partial answer to this question.
He began studying acting in his teens and eventually made his way from the stage to the big screen. During his career he has brought a brooding seriousness and explosive rage to gritty roles, including those of gangster Michael Corleone in The Godfather and drug lord Tony Montana in Scarface A versatile performer, he has starred in a diverse range of projects during his prolific career, appearing in countless stage productions and directing several films as well.
He was the only child of Italian immigrants from Sicily who separated when he was a toddler. Though somewhat shy as a child, in his early teens Pacino developed an interest in acting and was later accepted at the High School of Performing Arts.
However, he proved to be a poor student, failing most of his classes before he eventually dropped out at age After leaving school, Pacino worked a variety of jobs before moving to Greenwich Village in to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor.
He began studying theater at the Herbert Berghof Studio and soon landed parts in off-Broadway productions, including a role in the William Saroyan play Hello, Out There.
InPacino made the next step forward in his career when he was accepted at the Actors Studio, where he studied under renowned coach Lee Strasberg. Although he had been considering such superstars as Robert Redford and Jack Nicholson for the part, Coppola ultimately chose the more or less unknown Pacino to play Michael Corleone.
Released inThe Godfather was a massive success and is widely considered along with its first sequel to be among the greatest films of all time.
The Godfather dominated the Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor Marlon Brando and adapted screenplay while receiving nominations for direction, sound, costume design, and editing.
Caan, Duvall and Pacino each received a supporting actor nomination, but, angered over not receiving a nod from the Academy in the category of lead actor, Pacino boycotted the event. Following a co-starring role with Gene Hackman in ScarecrowPacino starred in three successive hit films, each of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
In he starred in Serpico, the true story of police officer Frank Serpico, whose undercover work during the s helped expose corruption in the NYPD.
The film was both a critical and commercial success. That same year, he appeared again as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: The actor next starred in the box-office failure Bobby Deerfield before returning to form in the legal drama …And Justice for Allearning himself yet another Academy Award nomination.
CruisingAuthor! But during this time Pacino also returned to the stage, where he achieved more-notable results. Then Pacino returned to the screen in the thriller Sea of Love, which ultimately reestablished his star power. Many more films were to follow, and many more accolades along with them.
His role in the latter earned him his first Academy Award nomination in more than a decade and marked the first in a steady string of roles in hit movies in the years to come. Staying Power and Emmys InPacino turned However, this did little to slow his prolific career.
Entering the new century with an exclamation point, in he appeared in four films: The following year he won an Emmy Award for his role in the HBO adaptation of the Tony Kushner play Angels in America, and in he once more indulged his love for the works of Shakespeare by appearing in a film version of The Merchant of Venice.
The year proved to be an important one for Pacino. Since then he has continued to appear on screens big and small as well as on the stage.
The following year he collaborated with Mamet on the HBO film Phil Spector, in which Pacino portrayed the famously troubled musical producer. Now well into his 70s, Pacino continues to ply his trade, as witness by his lead roles in indie projects like Manglehorn and Danny Collins In the latter film, co-starring Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Plummer, Pacino plays a rock star who seeks out his son Cannavale after learning of an undelivered letter from John Lennon.
Personal Life Al Pacino is a lifelong bachelor. He is, however, the father of three children.Oct 05, · In he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance in the David Mamet play American Buffalo, and in he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of Marc Antony in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of Julius Caesar.
Marlon Brando also received much acclaim for his role in the crime film ‘The Godfather’, in which he played the leader of a fictional New York crime family. The movie is Place Of Birth: Omaha. At first sight, The Godfather seems like a crime picture or a gangster movie.
And we should remember that in its day it was the most successful film there had ever been, as well as winner of the. Reviews of film DVDs, including Chaplin, Antonioni and the Marx Brothers.
Nov 01, · Anna Karenina (). Adapted by renowned playwright Tom Stoppard, this take on Leo Tolstoy's classic Russian novel is anything but stuffy, historical drama. "Being in the Church is like driving a bicycle. Upward, you bow, but downward, you tread." Not even the most religious of places are safe from evil.
In fact, the Corrupt Church is often portrayed as much worse than a simple Supervillain Lair or secular League Of Evil, because when even holy priests.