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Scarface: Acting (2003)

In this bonus material, De Palma, Al Pacino, Steven Bauer and others discuss the complex casting process behind Scarface (1983) and how a large ensemble led by a veteran actor followed by ... See full summary »

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In this bonus material, De Palma, Al Pacino, Steven Bauer and others discuss the complex casting process behind Scarface (1983) and how a large ensemble led by a veteran actor followed by several newcomers turned out to be one of their most perfect acting gatherings of all time and created the classic film we have today. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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26 May 2004 (Japan)  »

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This featurette is featured on the Anniversary Edition DVD for Scarface (1983), released in 2003. See more »

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Good But Short
21 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Scarface: Acting (2003)

*** (out of 4)

Al Pacino, Brian DePalma, Martin Bregman and Steven Bauer are interviewed about the casting process on SCARFACE. Bregman starts off talking about everything he's produced he's always done it with Pacino in mind. Pacino then talks about his take on the character and then we focus in on Bauer. The actor talks about how he ended up acting and then discusses that being Cuban certainly helped him land this part. Bregman then talks about Michelle Pfeiffer being willing to pay her own airplane bill to come to the audition and why this was important in her getting the job. There's a discussion about Robert Loggia getting his part and everything that was expected out of the cast. At just under 20-minutes this featurette does a pretty good job at talking about the casting stages of the film. Needless to say, I think the documentary would have benefited more had Pacino actually gotten to say more about coming up with his character. Since he's one of the few actors being interviewed I think more detail should have came from him and perhaps less talk about those not being interviewed. Fans of the film should still enjoy what's here but there's certainly no question that this is far from definitive.


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