The Merchant of Venice
Shylock, a moneylender who provides a loan to his rival with mischievous intentions.
An Academy Award winner with seven additional nominations for iconic films including The Godfather and Serpico, Pacino got his start on the stage, scoring a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in 1969's Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
Other Honors for this Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Play
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
1969: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
1977: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
Sonny was Pacino's nickname growing up. His full name is Alfredo James Pacino.
“This is a man whose daughter has been taken from him. Kidnapped! This is the only family he has. He has been abused, spit on. He will have his chance to get his revenge, and in that moment he will overact. This is the character. This is the only character I can play.” —Pacino in an interview with New York Magazine, 6/10