... that the end of the eighties were a lean time for Al Pacino having made a couple of big-budget bombs (Author! Author! and Revolution). His career got a much needed shot in the arm with his portrayal of boozy detective Frank Keller in Sea of Love.
... that on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Heroes and Villains Al Pacino is on both sides of the list. #ll as the villain Michael Corleone in The Godfather and #40 as Hero Frank Serpico in Serpico (pictured here.)
... that Al Pacino has played many real life characters in movies. Here are some of the real people he has portrayed and the 411 on where they are now.
... John Wojtowocz called Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon. Mr. Wojtiwocz was sentenced to 20 years for the botched bank robbery and served seven. His partner did get the sex change operation he was robbing the bank to pay for. He died in 200
... Frank Serpico in Serpico. After receiving the Medal of Honor from the NYPD Frank Serpico retired and moved to Switzerland in 1972. He now lives in New York . He calls for support for "individuals who seek truth and justice even in the face of great personal risk". He calls these people Lamplighters.
... Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco Lefty was the gangster FBI agent Joseph Pistone aka Donnie Brasco befriended while he was undercover. Lefty was a member of the Bonanno crime family. The government offered to put him in the witness protection program but he refused and served 11 years in prison. He died in 1994.
... Lowell Bergman the 60 Minutes producer in The Insider. Mr. Bergman teaches investigative reporting at UC Berkeley.
... that you can watch the most unusual trailer for Al Pacino's first big movie Panic in Needle Park.
... Al Pacino is a member of a very exclusive group, actors who have won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award. Al Pacino won the Tony as a supporting actor in the play Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?, the Emmy for Angels in America and the Oscar for Scent of a Woman.