This Day in History: Al Pacino Stars in 'Scarface' (Saturday, December 9th)
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This Day in History: , Al Pacino Stars in 'Scarface'.
December 9, 1983.
Directed by Brian De Palma
and written by Oliver Stone,
'Scarface' opened on
this day in the U.S.
Screen legend Al Pacino played Tony Montana,
a Cuban refugee who becomes a Miami drug kingpin.
The film received
mixed critical reviews
because of its violence.
But audiences loved
it. 'Scarface' has since
taken on an iconic status.
According to Pacino,
his portrayal of Tony Montana
had been inspired in part by
welterweight boxer Roberto Duran.
The film co-starred Robert
Loggia, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Steven Bauer