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1980 was not a better time for Al Pacino, but in the '90s he made more than a dozen movies, including 1992's Scent of a Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross, Heat co-starring Robert De Niro and The Insider with Russell Crowe. He was actually nominated for two Oscars in the same year (1992), one for Scent of a Woman and the other for Glengarry Glen Ross.
Scent of a Woman director Martin Brest gave Pacino the name El Diablo (the devil in Spanish), just like with Sonny he later did The Devil's Advocate as The Devil. Al Pacino appeared with Robin Williams in 2002's Insomnia and with Colin Farrell in The Recruit (2003).
In 1997 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While it may be true that Pacino's fame was cemented with his true-to-life portrayals of urban toughies on film, his heart has always remained tethered to the stage. "The play is the thing. That's my motivation," Pacino commented in an interview about his double-duty as actor and director in his well-received 1996 documentary Looking for Richard.
Al Pacino was an original in the acting profession. His Method approach would become the process of many actors throughout time, and his unbeatable number of classic roles has already made him a legend among film buffs and all aspiring actors and directors.