Al Pacino is one of the greatest Hollywood actors of all time. Along with Robert de Niro, he is considered to be the best Hollywood actor of all time. He is immensely popular and has a huge fan base. His roles as a gangster and criminal are considered to be his best, but he has also worked in other genres like romantic, drama and horror. He is most famous for his shouts when angry; his screen anger is so great that it completely immerses a viewer and attracts him to the screen.
Al Pacino became hit when as a young man, he starred in the greatest movie of all time, the Godfather. On the set of the Godfather, people made fun of his height, but never would they have thought that they would be making fun of a legend. He has great friendship with his main rival, Robert de Niro. It is the demand of both actors’ fans that they see both of them together in a movie more frequently.
Al Pacino has starred in a number of movies, most of them action and gangster movies. But he is also an established theatre actor. Acting in a theatre is never considered easy because it is live and there can be no retakes. Al Pacino is one of the few Hollywood actors who have worked in the theatre and have made a name for himself in it as well, winning many awards.
Al Pacino has worked in several movies. It is very difficult to make a top ten best movie list for AL Pacino, but I have tried my level best. Following is the list of the top ten best movies of Al Pacino:
10. The Insider
The Insider is a movie directed by Michael Mann based on a true story about tobacco industry. The movie stars Al Pacino, Russel Crowe and Christopher Plummer in lead roles. The movie is thrilling and very entertaining and keeps the audiences glued to the screens. The movie was nominated for 7 Oscar Awards.
9. The Godfather 3
Godfather 3 is the last movie of one of the greatest trilogies of all time : The Godfather. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the movie sees Al Pacino back in his role of mob boss, Don Michael Corleone. The movie also stars Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia. This movie was nominated for 7 Oscar Awards.
8. Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon is one of the earlier Al Pacino movies which launched his legendary career. Al Pacino plays a robber in the movie which also stars John Cazale. The movie was very well received and won an Oscar Award as well.
Heat is a crime, robbery thriller starring the two greatest actors of all time : Robert de Niro and Al Pacino. The movie was the first one in which both Al Pacino and de Niro share a screen. The scene where both actors share the screen was one of the most awaited things in Hollywood. The movie was very well received and the dream of seeing two great actors share the screen was fulfilled.
Serpico is one of Al Pacino’s earliest movies. He plays a cop in the movie who has to survive in the corrupt system. Al Pacino’s performance as Frank Serpico was very well received and is considered by many to be Al’s best role. The movie was nominated for 2 Oscars.
5. Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman is the movie that finally gave Al Pacino his long awaited Oscar award for the best actor. Al Pacino plays a blind man in the movie who is to be taken care of by a young boy on behalf of his family. Al Pacino’s role is great and truly deserving of an Oscar.
4. Carlito’s Way
Carlito’s Way stars Al Pacino and Sean Penn in lead roles. The movie sees Al Pacino play a gangster released from prison, who pledges to live a life away from his past. The movie is a crime drama thriller and Al Pacino is great in his role. This movie was nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
Scarface sees Al Pacino in his usual gangster role. He plays a mob leader who looks to take over the drug market. The movie was very well received and was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards. It truly is a dynamic performance by Al Pacino.
2. The Godfather 2
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather 2 is the second movie of the Godfather trilogy. Some say it is even better than the first part. The movie shows the lives of a young Don Vito Corleone(played by Robert De Niro) and the present day life of his son Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino). The movie also stars John Cazale and Robert Duvall. Many believe that Al Pacino was unjustifiably denied the Oscar for the best actor. The movie won 6 Oscars and is considered by many to be the greatest movie of all time, even greater than The Godfather.
1. The Godfather
The Godfather is the number one Al Pacino movie which launched his stardom. The movie stars the legendary Marlon Brando in the lead role, and Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, John Cazale and James Caan in supporting roles. It is directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie is the greatest Hollywood movie ever made. The music of The Godfather is by Nino Rota. The movie won 3 Oscars.
This was my list of the top 10 best Al Pacino movies. Do you agree? Which films will you like to see on the list? Please let me know through your comments.