Top Picks: Al Pacino

Over his five decade career, Al Pacino has starred in films ranging from a mafia crime boss to Nazi hunter. If you’ve recently watched the Oscar nominated film Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood or are currently binge watching his new Amazon Prime series Hunters, then you're well aware of this actor's talent to transform into any character he plays.

In honor of Al Pacino’s 80th birthday on April 25th, check out some of my top film picks for the actor.

1970s and 1980s

Often held up as some of his best work, Pacino received Oscar nominations for his portrayal of Michael Corleone – the war veteran and son of infamous mob boss Vito Corleone who for love of family must take over the family business in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.

The themes of violence, retribution, and family love continued with his portrayal of Cuban refugee and drug lord, Tony Montana in Scarface.


In the Devil's Advocate, Pacino plays Satan himself in a magnetic performance where the joy and relish of temptation and sin is his clear goal as he draws co-star Keanu Reeves deeper and deeper into the temptations of the world.

2000s and Beyond

If you enjoy a good heist movie, check out Pacino’s portrayal of casino owner and business man Willy Banks in Ocean's Thirteen.

What are some of your favorite Al Pacino movies? Let us know in the comments.

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