I am the author of thirty published books, including many books on films and actors, as well as biographies and novels.
Film-related books include THE RAT PACK: NEON NIGHTS WITH THE KINGS OF COOL; MARTINI MAN THE LIFE OF DEAN MARTIN; THE SUNDANCE KID: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT REDFORD; CREATURE FEATURES: NATURE TURNED NASTY IN THE MOVIES; COMIC BOOK HEROES OF THE SCREEN; JOAN CRAWFORD: THE ESSENTIAL BIOGRAPHY; STAY OUT OF THE SHOWER; 25 SHOCKER FILMS BEGINNING WITH "PSYCHO;" THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF FREDDY KRUEGER AND THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FILMS; HEARTBREAKER: THE DOROTHY DANDRIDGE STORY; MAGIC MAN: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF STEVEN SPIELBERG; I CAN DO ANYTHING: THE SAMMY DAVIS JR. STORY; and AL PACINO IN FILMS AND ON STAGE; more to come.
I have appeared on such television programs as Biography, Hard Copy, and Inside Edition.
Name: William Schoell
Lives in: New York City, New York
AL PACINO IN FILMS AND ON STAGE
Print by Mcfarland One of our most passionate and gifted actors, Al Pacino has been riveting audiences for decades with performances in everything from The Godfather to Angels in America to Danny Collins. He has also appeared on the stage, tackling such difficult roles as Richard III, King Herod and Shylock, along with parts in contemporary dramas like Glengarry Glen Ross. Pacino has also directed two documentaries and two feature films. Aspects of Pacino's private life and film choices can be controversial. Often accused of a lack of subtlety or of "chewing the scenery," his mesmeric intensity galvanizes fans and divides critics, as do his Shakespearean interpretations. In its second edition, this book critically reevaluates his many onscreen and onstage roles. Pacino is an actor who cannot be ignored.
Television guest I appeared on the A & E television series BIOGRAPHY in the 1990's to talk about Al Pacino's career.