Born on April 25, 1940, in New York, USA, Al Pacino performed in more than 50 works throughout his life, beginning his career in the world of the seventh art in the feature film ‘An Advanced Girl’ (1969). The actor quickly gained a turn to the most significant films. Shortly after its debut in 1969, Al Pacino already managed to star in his first film, playing a heroine addict in ‘The Panic in Needle Park’ (1971). Al Pacino would reach the peak of quality as early as the 1970s, with iconic films. However, his first Oscar as best actor was to come only in the 1990s, with the film ‘Scent of a Woman’ (1992).
It is always difficult to reduce a filmography as impressive as that of Al Pacino in a list of only ten films. However, we recommend below movies essential to know the size of what Al Pacino represents for the cinema. They are powerful films, always enhanced by the actor’s sweeping performances.
10º – The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
A patriarch of a family who lives the crime base decides to transfer his reign to Michael, one of his children. However, Michael reluctantly sees the father’s idea, until a succession of events causes him to change his mind. Besides all the quality present in ‘The Godfather’, it is quite interesting to see the degree of acting of Al Pacino, which varies in intensity as the character advances on the plot.
9º – Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002)
Two detectives investigate a murder of a young woman in a small US town. Here, Al Pacino plays one of the detectives investigating the case. The actor delivers a high quality performance, knowing how to handle and transmit to the viewer the psychological conflicts that end up appearing in the course of the plot in the character.
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