Pacino won an Obie Award for Best Actor for his role, with John Cazale winning for Best Supporting actor and Horowitz for Best New Play. Pacino and Clayburgh were cast in "Deadly Circle of Violence", an episode of the ABC television series NYPD, premiering November 12, 1968.Clayburgh at the time was also appearing on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow, playing the role of Grace Bolton.However, his early work was not financially rewarding.that brought Pacino to the attention of director Francis Ford Coppola, who cast him as Michael Corleone in the blockbuster Mafia film The Godfather (1972).; born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker.
On February 25, 1969, Pacino made his Broadway debut in Don Petersen's Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
The production was a critical success in which "Pacino grabs and holds the attention like a coiled spring about to snap.
He is all brooding menace and crocodile grimace, butchering his way to the top with unnervingly sinister glee." From the end of 2015 through January 2016, he starred on Broadway in China Doll, a play written for him by David Mamet.
That same year, Pacino was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor after starring in Serpico, based on the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose the corruption of fellow officers.
In 1974, Pacino reprised his role as Michael Corleone in the sequel The Godfather Part II, which was the first sequel to win the Best Picture Oscar; Pacino, meanwhile, was nominated for his third Oscar.