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Al Pacino is opening up about his upbringing and life in Hollywood like never before in his upcoming memoir “Sonny Boy,” set to release this October.

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The legendary 83 year-old actor, known for his roles in iconic films such as “The Godfather” trilogy, “Scarface” and “Panic in Needle Park,” will write about his childhood in the South Bronx, including his time at New York’s storied High School of Performing Arts, his formative years in the the city’s theater scene throughout the ’60s and ’70s and finally his big Hollywood break.

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In a statement, publisher Penguin Press described the text as a “memoir of a man who has nothing left to fear and nothing left to hide. All the great roles, the essential collaborations, and the important relationships are given their full due, as is the vexed marriage between creativity and commerce at the highest levels.”

“The book’s golden thread, however, is the spirit of love and purpose,” the statement continued. “Love can fail you, and you can be defeated in your ambitions – the same lights that shine bright can also dim. But Al Pacino was lucky enough to fall deeply in love with a craft before he had the foggiest idea of any of its earthly rewards, and he never fell out of love. That has made all the difference.”

“I wrote ‘Sonny Boy’ to express what I’ve seen and been through in my life,” Pacino told People upon the announcement. “It has been an incredibly personal and revealing experience to reflect on this journey and what acting has allowed me to do and the worlds it has opened up.”

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