Al Pacino's Film History

Al Pacino has played both cops and robbers in his long, storied career.

Film Legend Al Pacino

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Al Pacino's career-defining role is Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" trilogy. The epic Mafia drama, based on a novel by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, featured an all-star cast, including Marlon Brando, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale (pictured here) and Talia Shire. Paramount Studios originally wanted Paul Newman or Ryan O'Neal to play Michael Corleone, who takes over the family when his father dies. But Coppola wanted to cast a relative unkown who looked Italian-American. The rest is history, as "The Godfather" is regularly cited as one of the greatest film ever made. (SIPA)
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