Anton James Pacino is a 22-year-old American video game entrepreneur. Yet, his rise to fame is due to his being the celebrity son of the globally acclaimed actor, Al Pacino. Aside from being one of four children born to the Godfather actor with different women, Anton is setting his own path away from the acting industry that has made his father popular.
While Anton may have enjoyed the luxury and fame that comes with being the child of a famous person, he is likely going to be a sought-after creative in a different niche. Here is a look at his life.
He was Born During his Father’s Relationship with Beverly D’Angelo
Anton James Pacino was born on January 25, 2001, during his father’s publicized love affair with the actress Beverly D’ Angelo which lasted between 1997 and 2003. According to the National Lampoon’s Vacation actress, Al Pacino wanted her to be the mother of his children three months after they had started dating.
At the time, Anton was born, his parents were quite advanced in age, Al Pacino was 61 while his mother was 49. Regardless, the pair’s determination to have their own offspring was stronger than the age barrier. Unsurprisingly they opted for invitro fertilization to make their dreams come true.
Though they never revealed what inspired them to have their own child, we will not be wrong to assume that having children is one of the great joys in the life of any parent. Besides, Al Pacino is one man whose story was impacted by his maternal grandparents. According to available information, his father left when he was two years old and he was taken in by his grandparents who stood in as his parents. Since then, the Scarface actor made it clear that he would want to have a better relationship with his children.
Anton James Pacino Has a Twin Sister
Though he is not the only child of the successful actor, Anton’s birth is quite unique in many ways including having a twin sister named Olivia. Though they grew up together and shared a great part of their lives, the pair have a completely different lifestyle. When they were younger, they attended separate schools due to his twin’s disability which affected her learning.
On her part, Olivia has since moved beyond that challenge and is now the most outgoing one among them while Anton lives lowkey. Her updates are mostly about her meals, outfits, and fun times, yet, she manages to keep her brother out of this. Thus, we may infer that he chooses to keep his life private. Also, in her interactions, she has gathered a huge following.
Aside from his twin sister, Anton has other siblings. His older sister, Julie Pacino, was born during his father’s relationship with Jan Tarrant as well as a younger brother, Roman Pacino who was born in June 2023 to his father and his girlfriend, Noor Alfallah. Like his Godfather co-star, Robert De Niro, Anton’s father welcomed his youngest child with a much younger girlfriend.
His Parents were Engaged in a Bitter Custody Battle
Moving on, Anton’s parents split led to a drawn-out custody battle over their twin children. Reportedly, Anton’s mother decided to move back to Los Angeles and this led to the couple’s split. However, things took a downturn when they did not come to an agreement about their children’s life going forward.
Unsurprisingly, the matter landed at the Manhattan Family Court. In the ensuing battle, both sides aired out their dirty laundry. On her part, Anton’s mother claimed Al Pacino was harassing her and refusing to maintain a visiting schedule. The attorneys for the Devils Advocate actor refuted her claims by stating she was using Anton and his sister to get money from their client.
Thankfully for both sides, they were able to keep their differences aside and reach a settlement in 2004. According to sources, the actors have since maintained a good relationship for the sake of the twin children years later.
What Does Al Pacino’s Son Do for a Living?
It is generally reported that Anton is a video game entrepreneur who reportedly owns his company. However, we could not verify this information. Needless to say, Anton is not one to draw attention to himself thus making it likely that he does it on the side. Per sources like elevenmagazine.com, this bit of information about what Anton does was made known by his mother.
Considering that Anton and his famous father were seen at the cinema to watch Transformer: Rise of the Beast, one would not be wrong to assume that he has an interest in gaming and action thrillers.