Venerated actor Al Pacino is a towering Hollywood icon, with one Oscar, four Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmys, one of which he won for his widely-praised performance in Angels In America at the 56th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2004.
Angels In America is a story about the intersecting lives of several people set to the backdrop of the American AIDS epidemic during the tense Reagan era. It was a six-episode miniseries that aired on HBO in 2003, based on a play by Tony Kushner.
Alongside Pacino, the mini-series starred Meryl Streep, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, and Emma Thompson. Pacino played the role of Roy Cohn, a right-wing political attorney who is secretly gay.