Gary Merrill (August 2, 1915 - March 5, 1990) was a U. S. film and television actor whose credits included more than fifty feature films, a half-dozen mostly short-lived TV series, and dozens of TV guest appearances.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he began acting in 1944, while still in the United States Army. His film career began promisingly, with roles in films like Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and All About Eve (1950), but the bulk of his screen appearances were as second- or third-billed characters in formulaic Westerns, war movies, and medical dramas. His television career was equally routine: None of his series (which included Then Came Bronson and Young Doctor Kildare) lasted more than a season. Merrill was married twice, first to Barbara Leeds and then to Bette Davis. He died of lung cancer at Falmouth, Maine.
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He died of lung cancer at Falmouth, Maine. He also has twins, Anton and Olivia, with longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. Merrill was married twice, first to Barbara Leeds and then to Bette Davis. The first, Julie Marie, is his daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. His television career was equally routine: None of his series (which included Then Came Bronson and Young Doctor Kildare) lasted more than a season. Although he has never been married, Pacino has three children. His film career began promisingly, with roles in films like Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and All About Eve (1950), but the bulk of his screen appearances were as second- or third-billed characters in formulaic Westerns, war movies, and medical dramas. Pacino still performs theatre work and has also dabbled in direction, his first film, The Local Stigmatic remains unreleased but his other two works, Looking for Richard and Chinese Coffee are both highly acclaimed.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he began acting in 1944, while still in the United States Army. The quality of Pacino's performances, as well as his larger-than-life onscreen presence (Pacino stands about 5'6"), have established him as one of the greatest actors in motion picture history. film and television actor whose credits included more than fifty feature films, a half-dozen mostly short-lived TV series, and dozens of TV guest appearances. Pacino has turned down a number of key roles in his career, including that of Han Solo in Star Wars, Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now and Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman. S. Pacino's more recent body of work remains impressive, boasting a number of fine performances that include the somewhat under-recognised 1990's crime thrillers Carlito's Way, Heat (movie), Donnie Brasco and The Recruit. Gary Merrill (August 2, 1915 - March 5, 1990) was a U. However, 1985's Revolution was arguably the worst film to ever feature Pacino and he returned to stage work for four years, re-surfacing in film in 1989's Sea of Love, which was to signal a welcome return to form.
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Pacino has not received another nomination from the Academy since those two, but has won two Golden Globes since the turn of the century, the first being the Cecil B. (The actress Julianne Moore repeated the feat in 2003, however she did not win either award). Pacino won himself Best Actor and was also up for the supporting award for his role in Glengarry Glen Ross, the only actor to ever receive both nominations in the same year. Despite further nominations, it wasn't until 1993 that Pacino would win an Oscar, this time for his portrayal of the irascible, retired and blind Lieutenant_Colonel Frank Slade in Martin Brest's Scent of a Woman.
His performace earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and, by the end of the 1970s he would have three more nominations, all for Best Actor. Although numerous established actors, including Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro, were vying for the part, director Francis Ford Coppola selected the relatively unknown Pacino. His meteoric rise to fame came after portraying Michael Corleone in the blockbuster Mafia film The Godfather 1972. His talent shone through and by the end of the decade he had won an Obie award for his stage work in The Indian Wants the Bronx and a Tony Award for Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie? His big screen debut came in 1969's Me, Natalie but it was the 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park that would really show off his talents and bring him to the attention of director Francis Ford Coppola.
In the late 1960s, Pacino studied under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, finding acting a therapeutic outlet in a youth which saw him depressed and so impoverished he could barely afford the bus fares required to get him to his next audition. He is of Sicilian heritage; Pacino's maternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Corleone, Sicily. His parents divorced while Pacino was still a child. He was born Alfred James Pacino in The Bronx, New York, the son of Salvatore and Rose Pacino.
Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film actor. Merchant of Venice' (2004). Angels in America (2003). The Recruit (2003).
S1m0ne (2002). People I Know (2002). Insomnia (2002). Any Given Sunday (1999).
The Insider (1999). The Devil's Advocate (1997). Donnie Brasco (1996). City Hall (1996).
Heat (1995). Scent of a Woman (1993). Carlito's Way (1993). Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
The Godfather Part III (1990). Sea of Love (1989). Revolution (1985). Scarface (1983).
Author! Author! (1982). Cruising (1980). ...And Justice for All (1979). Bobby Deerfield (1977).
Dog Day Afternoon (1975). The Godfather Part II (1974). Serpico (1973). Scarecrow (1973).
The Godfather (1972). The Panic in Needle Park (1971).