Al Pacino Net Worth, Biography, Career

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Updated 2020/01/17 at 3:40 AM
Al Pacino Net Worth
Al Pacino Net Worth

Al Pacino is an American actor, director, and filmmaker that is most popular for his thrilling gangster roles in movies. He has starred in several projects from stage plays to films. One lovable thing about this man is that he is versatile in what he does, whether it is to play the role of a blind man like he did in 1992 on the set of “Scent of a Woman” or to act the role of Tony Montana, a notorious drug lord in 1983 in the film “Scarface”.

Al Pacino net worth is estimated at $165 million. Al Pacino is one of the richest and most popular actors worldwide. He has received numerous awards and gotten multiple nominations in his lifetime.

Some of the awards he has gotten are Lifetime Achievement from AFI, an Academy, 2 Tony, 2 Primetime Emmys, Triple Crown of Acting, and several others. This icon has been gracing the big screen for up to five decades.

Al Pacino Early Life

Alfred James Pacino was born on the 25th of April, 1940 to Rose Gerardi and Salvatore Pacino, an insurance salesman. He was born in East Harlem, New York City but moved to the Bronx after his parents divorced. His ancestry is Italian and American.

Pacino went to Herman Ridder Junior High School and also the High School of Performing Arts. While in his first school, he dropped out of most of his classes and attended the latter. His mother disagreed with his choice and he left home to pursue his acting career.

He did menial jobs like janitor, clerk, messenger, and others to finance himself in acting school. As a teenager, he was nicknamed “Sonny” and “The Actor”. His first ambition was to be a baseball player before he decided to pursue a career as an actor.

While growing up, he started smoking and drinking when he was 9 years. At age 13, he used marijuana but he never did hard drugs. Al got into fights and was known as a troublemaker in school.

Al Pacino Career

The 1960s

Al Pacino’s success as an actor didn’t come easy as he had to struggle at the beginning. When he auditioned for Actors Studio, they rejected him. He didn’t let that stop him so he tried again with HB Studio and he was accepted.  He was taught acting by his now best friend Charlie Laughton. This period was rough for him as he was homeless and unemployed.

In 1962 and 1963 respectively, his mother and grandfather died consecutively. When recalling that tragedy, Pacino said: “I was 22 and the two most influential people in my life had gone, so that sent me into a tailspin.”

He got into Actors Studio when he tried four years later. The person that taught him the method of acting here was Lee Strasberg. He has described this period as the turning point of his life. Years down the line, in 2010, he became one of the presidents of the studio.


The first major acting job that gave him his first paycheck was “Awake and Sing” and also “Hurrah”. He did another stage play in 1968, “The Indians Wants the Bronx”. He won an Obie Award for his performance and also got the attention of Martin Bregman who became Pacino’s manager.

His manager was the one that helped him to launch his career and become a highly celebrated actor today. After that, he partook in many stage productions such as “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie”, “American’s Buffalo”, and “Richard III”. He won two Tony awards for his Broadway productions.

The 1970s

In 1971, he starred in the film “The Panic in Needle Park” which made him cast in the mafia film “The Godfather”. This film brought Pacino to the limelight.  His performance was described as intense and he earned his first Academy Award nomination.

Two years later, he appeared in “Scarecrow” alongside Gene Hackman. His second Academy Award nomination was that year after he was featured in the movie “Serpico”. In 1974, he appeared in the sequel of Godfather, and Newsweek magazine described his performance in the movie as “arguably cinema’s greatest portrayal of the hardening of a heart.”

He was nominated for Golden Globe after he appeared in “Bobby Deerfield”. His next one “And Justice for All” got him another nomination for Oscar which he didn’t win. In the 1970s, he was nominated for 4 Oscars. This was the foundation of his iconic career.

The 1980s and 1990S

In the early 1980s, his career took a wrong turn because he appeared in a controversial movie “Cruising” which was against the gay community. After this, the “Scarface” movie turned it back on the right track. The film grossed about $45 million in the United States.

His role in “Scent of a Woman” made him win an Academy Award. That year, he got two nominations and became the first male to achieve that in a single year.  Some of the movies he did in his 1990s are “Carlito Way” in 1993, “Heat” in 1995, “Looking for Richard”, “And the Devil’s Advocate” which he did alongside legendary actor Keanu Reeves in 1997 and it grossed about 150 million dollars globally. Furthermore, he starred in “Donnie Brasco”, “The Insider” and several others.

Al Pacino has been building his career in front of the big screen for years now. In 2001, he won a lifetime achievement and 3 Golden Globes. He founded and released the movie “Chinese Coffee” in 2000. Pacino then featured in “Insomnia” which grossed about 113 million dollars globally.

Some of his highly received movies are “The Merchant of Venice”, “Two for the Money”, “Righteous Kill” “And Ocean’s Thirteen” in which he appeared with legendary actors like “Brad Pitt”, “George Clooney”, “Andy Garcia”, “Matt Damon” and so on.

Al Pacino Movies

The sources of Al Pacino net worth comes from acting. This man has acted in several movies and played different roles in those movies. Let us take a look at some of the films in his movie gallery.

  • Frankie and Johnny, 1991
  • Glengarry Glen Ross, 1992
  • Looking for Richard, 1996
  • Any Given Sunday, 1999
  • You don’t know Jack, 2010
  • The Son of No One, 2011
  • Stand Up Guys, 2012
  • The Pirates of Somalia, 2017
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 2019
  • The Irishman, 2019

Al Pacino Relationships and Children

Al Pacino has never been married but he has been in on-and-off relationships with women. He has been romantically linked with several actresses such as “Beverly D’Angelo”, Mathe Keller, Jill Clayburgh, Tuesday Weld, Lyndall Hobbs, and Kathleen Quinlan.

Although he has never been married, Al Pacino has three children. His acting coach Jan Tarrant gave birth to his first child and daughter Julie Marie in 1989. Then in 2001, Beverly D’Angelo gave birth to twins (Anton James & Olivia Rose) on the 25th of January.

He also dated actress Lucila Polak, they began to see each other in 2008 and they broke up in 2018.

Al Pacino Net Worth

Al Pacino net worth is estimated to be about 165 million dollars. He is one of the richest and most popular actors in Hollywood. He has made a name and created a legacy that will live forever.

From earning $35,000 for his role in Godfather 1 in 1972, Al Pacino was paid $500,000 in addition to 10% of the film’s gross after breakeven in Godfather 11. He also received $5 million for the third part of the Godfather movie.

Al Pacino has come a long way and by the mid-1990s was earning a minimum of $10 million per movie irrespective of the role. In the Netflix drama, The Irishman, he reportedly got $20 million for his role in the movie.

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