The True Story Of Scarface

The 1983 film Scarface was loosely based on and inspired by the real-life gangster Al Capone. Both the film’s protagonist Tony Montana and the iconic mobster have a lot in common. They both lived fast and hard, and although Capone didn’t quite go out in a blaze of glory like his big-screen counterpart, he experienced a lot of pain and suffering during the final years of his life. Let’s see how the two compare…

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 with 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.