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List Rules Vote for your favorite Al Pacino character or performance, which doesn't have to be his best movie.

Here are the best Al Pacino characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers or clips. These performances are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Al Pacino are at the top of the list. The characters below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Al Pacino's roles. Everything from Tony Montana to Lt. Vincent Hanna is included on this list.

A Hollywood star for over fifty years, Al Pacino has won many awards for his performances, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. Best known for his gangster roles like his highly acclaimed performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather films, Al Pacino has also starred in comedies and romantic dramas as well.

If you think the best Al Pacino performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Al Pacino roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

If you're wondering, "Who is the best Al Pacino character?" or "What are the top Al Pacino performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Michael Corleone The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather

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Tony Montana Scarface

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Carlito Brigante Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, Carlito's Way

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Frank Serpico Serpico

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Sonny Dog Day Afternoon

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John Milton The Devil's Advocate

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Ricky Roma Glengarry Glen Ross

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Det. Frank Keller Sea of Love

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Tony D'Amato Any Given Sunday

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Will Dormer Insomnia

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Arthur Kirkland ...And Justice for All

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Lowell Bergman The Insider

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Willy Bank Ocean's Thirteen

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Jack Kevorkian You Don't Know Jack

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Walter Burke The Recruit

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Bobby The Panic in Needle Park

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Big Boy Caprice Dick Tracy

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Val Stand Up Guys

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Roy Cohn Angels in America

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Shylock The Merchant of Venice

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Phil Spector Phil Spector

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Jack Gramm 88 Minutes

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Rooster Righteous Kill

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Walter Abrams Two for the Money

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King Richard III Looking for Richard

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Ivan Travalian Author! Author!

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Viktor Taransky S1m0ne

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Bobby Deerfield Bobby Deerfield

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Detective Charles Stanford The Son of No One

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Simon Axler The Humbling

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Abrams Misconduct

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Eli Wurman People I Know

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A.J. Manglehorn Manglehorn

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Harry Levine Chinese Coffee

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Danny Collins Danny Collins

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Herod Salomé

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Starkman Gigli

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