Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cool Characters: Tony Montana


Some characters embody the absolute worst in human nature.  They represent the most repugnant qualities in all of us.  Sometimes, they do their job a bit too well and bring us face to face with things we’d rather not confront.  These characters, and the films they inhabit, are often dismissed as dangerous and without a shred of socially redeeming value. On December 9th, 1983, one such character was born.  He is a bit of an odd duck in the history of motion pictures, equal parts grim reality and bloated fantasy.  He would come to be as the main character in a big budget remake of the classic Howard Hawks gangster film Scarface