Tony Montana (portrayed by Al Pacino) is the main protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface. Directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, Scarface is one of the most popular, iconic gangster movies ever made.
A remake of the 1932 film Scarface, which is based on the same name novel by Armitage Trail, Scarface follows the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana who in the early 1980s arrives in America to live the American dream. He came with nothing and soon becomes one of the most powerful drug dealers.
Thanks to directing, script, and, of course, great performance by Al Pacino, Tony Montana has over time become a cultural icon and one of Hollywood’s greatest bad guys ever.
This country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f*****’ fingers and say, “That’s the bad guy.” So what that make you? Good? You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie.