More Honors for Al PacinoAl Pacino has been chosen to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Career Achievement Award for 2001. Pacino will be honored for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field" during the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Pacino has received 13 Golden Globe nominations and has won two for best actor in "Serpico" and "Scent of a Woman." Pacino also received an Oscar for "Scent of a Woman." Here's a brief guide to
some of his best films.
The Godfather ( 1972 )
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Pacino, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Sterling Hayden
The film opens in the study of the "Godfather," Don Vito Corleone(Brando). His daughter's wedding party is in full swing outside, but "the Don" is taking requests inside - for tradition dictates that no Sicilian can refuse a request on that day. The petitions vary, from an act of revenge to finding a suitable husband for a daughter to arranging a part in a movie. The Don will have no trouble granting
Beyond garnering 10 Academy Award nominations, "The Godfather" is the classic archetype of the gangster movie. This movie wasn't Pacino's first, but many critics say it launched his career.
Scent of a Woman ( 1992 )
Directed by Martin Brest. Starring Pacino and Chris O'Donnell
Charles Simms (O'Donnell), a scholarship student at an expensive New England prep school, spends his Thanksgiving vacation looking after an embittered, blind, retired lieutenant colonel. The job begins simply as a means to earn money, but becomes a journey of self-discovery when Lt. Colonel Frank Slade (Pacino) drags Simms along for a wild, final fling in New York City.
Nominated for Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best screenplay (adapted) and best actor.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Directed by James Foley. Starring Pacino, Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey and Alan
The management of the real estate agency Premiere Properties decides to create a new work incentive for its agents. In this sales game, the winner gets a new Cadillac. The loser gets the sack. The high-stakes program leads to desperation and corruption among the agents. David Mamet adapted his Pulitzer Prize-winning play for the movie version.
by Joe Yong-hee