Famous for playing mobsters, Alfredo James Pacino's greatest film was in The Godfather trilogy. He also played Tony Montana in Scarface, Alphonse Caprice in Dick Tracy, and Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way. Not only was he successful in the film industry, Al Pacino demonstrated his skills on the stage as well winning the Tony Awards for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie" and "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel".
Al Pacino's nickname is "Sonny". When he started acting he was considering going by the name "Sonny Scott". His ethnic background is Sicilian. Pacino's mother died at the age of 43, and left Alfredo all alone in the acting world at 22. His father, Salvatore (Sal) Alfred Pacino, was an insurance salesman.