How much is Al Pacino worth?
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 25, 1940|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Al Pacino
Al Pacino is an actor who rose to prominence after starring alongside the career-hardened Marlon Brando in The Godfather when he was just a newcomer. He is most well-known for starring in crime movies where he is often the criminal. His career has lasted for over fifty years, and as he’s starring in the newly released Amazon Prime series Hunters, there is no sign of him slowing down.
As of 2021, we estimate Al Pacino has a net worth of $150 million dollars.
What makes him so successful?
Pacino has been acting for 50 years and he is continuing to surprise audiences. Recently he played starring role Jimmy Hoffa in the Martin Scorsese, The Irishman. Surprisingly, this was the first partnership the duo ever had, and audiences couldn’t wait. The movie reportedly had over a $250 million dollar budget, something that is unheard of for a gangster movie, even for a superhero movie that budget is hard to come by. Not only was the movie the first time Pacino would be directed by Scorsese, but it was the third time he would act alongside his long-term peer Robert DeNiro.
Now, after being funded by Netflix, Pacino is completely in the know about industry shifts and how different the industry is now to when he first rose to fame. He is now starring in an Amazon Prime series, Hunters, which is his first role in a television series in 20 years.
In the 1990s, Pacino was not one to be type-cast, he took advantage of his ageing gangster persona that was first identified in The Godfather Part III, and ran with it. Knowing that it worked well he continued to do it in several well-received movies, most notably in Donnie Brasco, where he acted alongside a very young Johnny Depp. Now, in Pacino’s later years, unlike his peers who don’t take roles or movie choices as seriously as they once did, Pacino continues to be dedicated to the art of acting. He continues to be as serious as he was in the 70s, 80s, and even in the 90s.
Al Pacino also had a small yet highly memorable part in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood where he played Marvin Schwarz alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie. As well as Brad Pitt who earned his first Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
How did Al Pacino get so rich?
For The Godfather, Al Pacino received a salary of $35,000 – adjusted for inflation is still only $215,000 – which is a very low salary for a leading role, even in 1972. Two years later, filming the sequel, The Godfather 2, would see his salary increase to 15 times that amount, not to mention 10% on the back-end, meaning that he’d receive a portion of the film’s profit.
It did not take long for Al Pacino to go from being a theater actor to Hollywood’s most wanted bankable star. The 1980s were a huge decade for Pacino, in which he spawned so many iconic characters that are even recognizable to people who haven’t even seen the movie, like Scarface as a notable example.
The 1990s were even bigger.
Normally, 20 years into an actor’s career, they are considered passed their prime, but after two decades worth of movies under Pacino’s belt, he was making more films and more money than he ever would. It is known that by the 1990s, Al Pacino was making on average $10 million per movie. Pacino kick-started the decade with The Godfather Part III in 1990, and though it is widely known for being made solely for the purposes of making money for everyone involved, it was a critical success and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Some of the movies that followed were GlenGarry Glen Ross, Carlito’s Way, Heat, Donnie Brasco, and The Devil’s Advocate.
Even outside of movies, in 2012 Pacino received, at the time, the highest salary ever for performing on Broadway. In the play version of GlenGarry Glen Ross he received $125,000 per week, higher than any recorded Broadway salary in history.
We calculate Al Pacino is worth $150 million dollars in 2020. As always we don’t know exactly as Al Pacino is a hard man to track, yet we estimate his net worth is actually in excess of $150 million dollars.
Why is he so famous?
When Pacino started performing onstage, he started winning awards almost immediately, and it wasn’t long until he started catching the attention of agents. Pacino’s first starring role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather saw him become a movie star overnight, which was a surprise to most people including studio executives. Studio execs did not want Pacino in the main role as they though he didn’t have what it takes to carry a film, and that people wouldn’t watch the movie based on not knowing who Al Pacino was. Pacino didn’t have a fan base at that time and people barely knew anything about him. Director Francis Ford Coppola fought for him, and the producers ended up eating their words when The Godfather became a box-office hit and is widely considered as the greatest film of all-time.
Pacino became known for his distinct kind of acting that few actors have the talent to pull off. Pacino would have these outbursts and wild ad-lib moments that any other actor wouldn’t dare do. He would challenge himself as an actor early in his career with Serpico, a movie about a cop that hates cops, and Dog Day Afternoon, which follows a troubled bank robber with a trans-wife, which, for the 70s was a huge risk.
In his careers, Pacino has won over 50 awards, and though he infamously did not win an Academy Award for his role as Michael Corleone or any of The Godfather movies, some would say, even Al Pacino himself, that he was terribly overlooked by the Academy for not awarding him an Oscar for that role. Though he did win years later in Scent of a Woman, for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Al Pacino’s net worth is north of $150 million. Not bad for a guy who started out getting into fights in the Bronx. Pacino is 80 years old, but he has proven more than anyone that age means nothing. In 2019 the actor had one of the best years of his career. Not only did he bring back old-school Pacino in The Irishman, but also starred in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, directed by another industry titan, Quentin Tarantino, which became one of Tarantino’s highest grossing movies yet (it scored $373 million at the box office).
Though things often get stuck in development hell, Pacino is in talks with Scorsese about another collaboration in the future. Though he was a high school dropout and often rejected from various acting workshops, Al Pacino has arguably had the greatest acting career in cinema history.