Al Pacino: Hollywood great who struggled to find his place in the world

Apr 25, 2020 1284

An undeniable Hollywood great, Al Pacino has brought an indefatigable sense of simmering intensity to numerous roles across a 50-year career. The actor, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Saturday, is among the few performers to have received the triple crown of acting – winning a competitive Oscar, Emmy and Tony award.

He has also had success behind the camera with 1996’s Looking For Richard and Salome in 2013 among others. Known for a reserved acting style punctuated by wild outbursts, four of his nine Oscar nominations came in the 70s alone. 

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