Al Pacino | Actor releasing autobiography Sonny Boy in October

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Al Pacino will release his autobiography Sonny Boy in October, and here are the details of the upcoming book.

Al Pacino caused something of a stir at the Oscars this week due to his presentation of the Best Picture award, which went to Oppenheimer.

The day after, Century, a division of Penguin Press in the UK, announced the publication of his autobiography.

Sonny Boy will chronicle his life from his days at the High School of Performing Arts in New York through to breakout film roles in the likes of The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon. Pacino has been Oscar nominated nine times, winning for 1992 film Scent of a Woman.

The book will also contain tales of his most famous roles and collaborations, including Robert De Niro in Heat and The Irishman (it’s anybody’s guess as to whether he’ll reveal any behind the scenes stories from Righteous Kill), being part of the astonishing ensemble cast of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross with Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Jonathan Pryce, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey, and working with Brian De Palma on Scarface and Carlito’s Way.

Pacino said “I wrote Sonny Boy to express what I’ve seen and been through in my life. It has been an incredibly personal and revealing experience to reflect on this journey and what acting has allowed me to do and the worlds it has opened up.”

According to the publisher, as quoted in The Guardian, “the book’s golden thread, however, is the spirit of love and purpose. Love can fail you, and you can be defeated in your ambitions – the same lights that shine bright can also dim. But Al Pacino was lucky enough to fall deeply in love with a craft before he had the foggiest idea of any of its earthly rewards, and he never fell out of love. That has made all the difference.”

Sonny Boy will be published on 8th October in hardback, e-book and an audiobook narrated by Pacino. You can pre-order here.

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