It is not easy to choose just 5 movies of this actor born in New York, but we will try. Here you have them.

Scarface

Brian de Palma directed this movie in 1983. Written by Oliver Stone it is about the life of Tony Montana, a Cuban Young guy who arrives to United States looking for success. Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are the main actors.

The Godfather (I, II, III)

What can be say about this Trilogy? Maybe the third part is not one of the best in the movie history, but Pacino is great there too. We could see the evolution of the character and Michael Corleone helped him to obtain international recognition.

Carlilto’s Way

Pacino played Carlitos Brigante a man who wants to get ride about his past, but life is not easy. Brian de Palma directed this movie in which Pacino leads the role along with Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo and Viggo Mortensen

Heat

De Niro and Pacino together at last. They did not share any scene together in The Godfater. Pacino is a detective who tries to arrest De Niro (an expert thief). Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman also played in this movie directed by Michael Mann.

Scent of a woman

One of the best scenes played by Pacino. This is a remake of an italian movie by Dino Risi. Martin Brest directed this movie in 1992 in which the actor got his first and only Oscar.

Serpico, Donnie Brasco, Devil’s Advocate, Frankie and Johnny… We know we are missing great movies but we can only chose five.