Screen legend Al Pacino is soon to be a father again at age 83.
A representative for the Academy Award winner and nine-time Oscar nominee confirmed to Newsday on Wednesday that a TMZ.com story the previous day stating that Pacino's girlfriend Noor Alfallah is eight months pregnant is accurate.
The never-married Pacino has three children: filmmaker daughter Julie, 33, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and twins Anton and Olivia, 22, conceived through in vitro fertilization, with actor Beverly D’Angelo, with whom he was together from 1997 to 2003. This appears to be a first child for Alfallah, 29, a Kuwaiti-American producer who had been vice president of Lynda Obst Productions at Sony before entering a production agreement with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment in 2021.
Alfallah, who previously was in a relationship with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mick Jagger, was first photographed publicly with Pacino in April 2022 at a group dinner in honor of a new exhibition by painter Julian Schnabel. She and Pacino reportedly had begun a relationship in 2020. Alfallah first posted an online photo of herself and Pacino this past April.
Raised primarily in Los Angeles in a wealthy family, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in critical film studies. She went on to a 2018 master’s degree in film and television production from the University of California, Los Angeles, and proceeded to industry jobs. According to the Internet Movie Database, she is a producer, with Darren Aronofsky and others, of the upcoming feature “Little Death.”
Pacino, whose films include “The Godfather” (1972), “Serpico” (1973), “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975) and “Scent of a Woman” (1992) — for which he won an Oscar the same year he was nominated for his supporting role in “Glengarry Glen Ross” — is close with his adult children. While his son has little public presence other than a February 2020 red-carpet appearance with his father and siblings, his daughters in their social media and in interviews describe a warm relationship.
“Before I had my three, I’d walk around in my own head, not noticing anything,” Pacino told the U.K. newspaper The Guardian in 2015. “Acting used to be everything; now, because of them, it’s just a small part.” Nonfiction book author Lawrence Grobel, a friend of the actor’s, told People magazine in 2003, “He loves these kids as much as he loves anything in his life.”
Pacino was raised without his father, who had left his mother, and he told The New Yorker magazine in 2014 that having children himself “has helped a lot. I consciously knew that I didn’t want to be like my dad. I wanted to be there. I have three children. I’m responsible to them. I’m a part of their life. When I’m not, it’s upsetting to me and to them. … And I get a lot from it. It takes you out of yourself. When I do a movie, and I come back, I’m stunned for the first twenty minutes. These people are asking me to do things for them? Huh? I’m not being waited on? Wait a minute. Uh-oh, it’s about them! That action satisfies. I like it.”