An excerpt from Scent of a Woman (1992):
“You break my heart, son. All my life I stood up to everyone and everything because it made me feel important. You do it… because you mean it. You got integrity, Charlie. I don’t know whether to shoot you, or adopt you...”
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino) to Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell)
Pacino won his first (and only) first Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman in 1993.
Prior to this, he had received 6 Academy Award nominations for Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor (including his roles in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather (1973) and The Godfather Part II (1975). Al Pacino received another nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Glengarry Glen Ross in 1993 (the same year he won the Academy Award for Best Actor).