Al Pacino, also widely known as Tony Montana for his role in Scarface, is one of the most reputable actors in the film industry.
80-year old Pacino has played various roles in the past, most especially a gunman or a mafia as seen not only in Scarface but also in The Godfather series.
If you are a movie buff, then you should definitely check out other movies that Al Pacino has starred in.
Just like any other Hollywood actor, Pacino’s net worth allows him to live life to the fullest throughout his career.
Want to know more about his net worth as well as his journey in the film industry? Then continue to read on and ‘say hello to our little friend’. (This Scarface line is so iconic)
Celebrity Name: Al Pacino
Full Name: Alfredo James Pacino
Birthday: April 25, 1940
Place of Origin: East Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: Actor, Film director, Producer, Theatre Director
Total Net Worth: $120 million
Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, at the heart of East Harlem, New York. He was under the care of his American-Italian parents.
However, at the age of 2, his parents got divorced, and was forced to live with his mother. Both he and his mother later moved to his grandmother’s home in the Bronx.
Pacino went to Hernan Ridder Junior High School but dropped out on most of his subjects because he isn’t feeling it.
As a teenager, Pacino has an eye for being a performer. That’s why he decided to enroll and audition for the High School of Performing Arts.
Pacino was accepted at the school but his mother was furious about it. This led to him leaving out of town to support himself to continue his schooling.
He applied for a plethora of side jobs to earn without the help of his mother. This includes being a busboy, messenger, and even a janitor.
At such an early age, Al’s life as an actor is a tough road to take. His jobs aren’t always stable and he was also homeless as well.
He also auditioned in various studios too but was unfortunately rejected. But this didn’t stop Al from pursuing what he loves doing most.
After a series of rejected auditions, he is then finally accepted at HB Studio where he was mentored by Charlie Laughton. Both Al and Charlie became best friends as time passes by.
Years later, he was accepted at the Actors Studio organization where he was mentored by Lee Strasberg. This is also the time where he learned method acting for the first time.
Career and Personal LIfe
Al started his acting career by playing in theatre plays. He is one of the actors in the Awake and Sing Broadway back in 1967 where he earns $125 a week.
He also starred in The Indian Wants the Bronx play in 1968. Martin Bergman, the play’s manager was impressed by Al’s acting skills.
Bergman then became Al’s manager and is also the one who pursued him to audition for roles in movies such as The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, and Serpico just to name a few.
Al’s debut on the big screen started with Me, Natalie (1969) which became a critically acclaimed success. This is then followed by The Panic in Needle Park (1971) where Al is starting to get known in the industry.
During this time, Al started to make a name for himself in the film industry. This caught the attention of Francis Ford Coppola and gave Al a role for the ‘The Godfather’ movie series.
In 1983, Al played the role of Tony Montana in Scarface. The movie was a hit and also became a box office success.
Scarface also helped Al to soar higher in the film industry thanks to his role and iconic lines in the movie.
Al has never been married and loves to keep his relationship life private. However, he has been dating numerous women in the past, especially those who he co-acted in films.
This includes Diane Keaton, Lucila Polak, Jan Tarrant, and Beverly D’Angelo just to name a few. His recent one is Meital Dohan, but the two split plater on after their two-year relationship.
Dohan said that the reason behind the split is because of their 39-year age gap and some financial issues despite Pacino being a millionaire.
Al Pacino has also received a lot of awards in his entire acting career. He won the 1976 BAFTA awards for Best Film Actor in a Leading Role for the movies Dog Day Afternoon and The Godfather Part II.
He also got a Best Actor Academy Award for 1993’s Scent of a Woman. In 1997, he won the Outstanding Documentary Directorial Achievement for his directory role in Looking for Richard.
In 2004, he won the award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture in the film Angels in America. This is then followed in 2011 where he also got the same award for his role in You Don’t Know Jack.
Al Pacino Total Net Worth
With a total net worth of $120 million, there’s no wonder that Al will earn such a huge amount because of his superb acting skills and connections in the industry.
Al has been acting for more than two decades now. He is also one of the most iconic actors thanks to his roles in The Godfather series, Scarface, Dick Tracy, and more.
Just recently, it was announced that Pacino will lead in an upcoming movie titled The King Lear. However, there is still no specific date for the movie’s release.
But seeing that Al is still playing huge roles in modern movies as of late, his net worth will surely still going to increase over time.
Pacino receives an estimated $10 million dollars per role in his movies in the past. And those numbers are probably even bigger by now.