We are proud to announce the next seminar for
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 at 7PM
Hosted by ELLEN BURSTYN
with Special Guest AL PACINO
at SCHIMMEL CENTER AT PACE UNIVERSITY
3 SPRUCE STREET, NYC, 10038
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Known for her iconic performances in classics such as The Last Picture Show, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Oscar and BAFTA winner for Best Actress), and the cultural phenomenon The Exorcist, Ellen Burstyn is widely regarded as one of her generation’s greatest actors. Her many other memorable performances include The King of Marvin Gardens, Same Time Next Year (both the Broadway play for which she won the Tony Award, and the film adaptation for which she won the Golden Globe), Resurrection, How to Make an America Quilt, and a tour de force in Requiem for a Dream, which earned Ellen her 6th Oscar nomination and led director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan and Noah) to describe her as “the greatest artist I have ever worked with.” In recent years, Burstyn has appeared in the blockbusters Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and Interstellar, won two Emmy’s for her work on Law and Order SVU and Political Animals (joining the list of just 24 actors in history who have won the Oscar, Emmy and Tony “triple crown”) and earned her 8th Emmy nomination in Netflix’s hit series House of Cards. Now, after a staggering career spanning over six decades, Burstyn continues to serve as co-president of the renowned Actors Studio along with Alec Baldwin and Al Pacino, and will appear in several upcoming films including Pale Blue Dot opposite Natalie Portman, and Welcome to Pine Grove opposite James Caan.
Al Pacino was born in East Harlem and grew up in New York City’s South Bronx. He attended the School of Performing Arts until he moved on to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio with Charles Laughton, and later, at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg.
Between 1963 and 1969 his credits include William Saroyan’s Hello Out There for his off-Broadway debut; Why is a Crooked Letter for which he won an off-Broadway Obie Award; The Indian Wants the Bronx, that earned him another Obie Award as best actor; and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? for his Broadway debut and first Tony Award. He received his second Tony Award in 1970 for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. He also performed the title role in Shakespeare’s Richard III. Inthe1980s, he again achieved critical success on the stage in David Mamet’s American Buffalo. Since1990, Pacino’s stage work has included revivals of Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie, Oscar Wilde’s Salome and Lyle Kessler’s Orphans. In 2011 heportrayed Shylock in The Merchant of Venice on Broadway, garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play and in 2013 appeared on Broadway playing Shelley Levine in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.
His first leading part in a feature film was in the 1971 drama Panic in Needle Park. The following year, Francis Ford Coppola selected him to take on the breakthrough role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Within the next six years he received another four Academy Award nominations for the films Serpico, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and … And Justice For All. A long and rich film career has followed with over 45 titles including Scarface, Sea of Love, The Insider, Donnie Brasco, Heat and Any Given Sunday. He garnered additional Academy award nominations for his performances in Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. In 1992 he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman. He also starred in Michael Radford’s film
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