Scarface’s Montana voted top gangster

LONDON: Tony Montana, portrayed by acting legend Al Pacino in the 1983 classic Scar-face, has been voted top movie gangster of all time in a poll conducted by a movie website. Pacino’s character topped a poll to mark the release of the new movie American Gangster, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Denzel Washington and Rusell Crowe, ananova.com reports.

Fliss White, the marketing director of Lovefilm.com, said, “Gangster films have long played an important role in Hollywood, with the likes of Don Vito Corleone and Tony Montana leaving audiences in a state of bewildered awe.”

The top five are Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface, Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in Goodfellas, Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994), Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and Ben Kingsley as Don Logan in Sexy Beast (2000).