In 1983, director Brian De Palma introduced audiences to the crime drama "Scarface." The film was a remake of the original 1932 film, which was loosely based on a 1929 novel of the same name by Armitage Trail. That novel was inspired by the story of Al Capone, an American gangster who rose to fame during the Prohibition era and was a prominent crime boss in Chicago. The 1983 film follows a Cuban refugee named Antonio "Tony" Montana, who arrives in Miami in 1980 with nothing, only to become a powerful drug lord. The film stars actor Al Pacino, who'd gained recognition playing Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather." "Scarface" helped to further establish Pacino as a star and earned him a Best Actor nomination at that year's Golden Globe Awards.
Despite rising to cult status, the film was reviewed poorly by the critics and was even nominated for a Golden Raspberry for Worst Director that year. However, in the eyes of millions, it's one of the greatest films of all time and is celebrated as such to this day. Even those who haven't seen the film are able to quote some of the memorable lines, which continue to be repeated and parodied decades after it's release. We'll never forget gems like “Say hello to my little friend!” which may be pretty corny now, but has solidified "Scarface" in film history.
In honor of the nearly 40 years since this film debuted, take a look at 20 of our favorite tattoos inspired by "Scarface." Then let us know your favorite part from this film in the comments section on social media.