Here Are 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Gangster Classic, ‘Scarface’

It’s the ultimate film about the villain we all came to idolize. Few films have managed to make immorality look quite as suave and sophisticated as the infamous Scarface. Al Pacino’s performance as Cuban kingpin Tony Montana is nothing short of one of the most iconic film roles of all time. And, like him, we can’t get enough!

Scarface devotees, the world is still yours! Here’s a special peek into the personalities, trials, tribulations, and perils involved in creating this cinematic masterpiece. Relive your favorite moments and learn how it all came to be. And most importantly of all: “Say hello to my little friend!”

In honor of this tremendous milestone here are the 20Things You Didn’t Know About Scarface.

The Film Is Now A Classic

The 1983 film Scarface was written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma. The movie centers on Tony Montana (Al Pacino), a Cuban refugee who moves to Miami, Fla., in the 1980s and becomes a powerful drug lord. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer also starred in the film, which made $44 million at the box office. The film, which received mixed reviews upon release, was a remake of a 1932 movie of the same name and similar premise. Today, Scarface is one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, just as Al Capone is one of history’s most iconic gangsters.