Poll Suggestion : Who Should Be the Next Scarface?

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After Howard Hawks's Scarface starring Paul Muni and Brian De Palma's Scarface starring Al Pacino, a third iteration of the crime classic is in development with Antoine Fuqua in talks to direct it. Which actor is your favorite choice to portray Tony Montana?

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rocky-o

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Diego Luna ...
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Oscar Isaac
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Oscar Isaac
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They are making the character Mexican this time, so that means they'll probably cast...Ryan Reynolds? :D

Some of your options are really questionable. I'd definitely make the cut-off age 45. Which leaves these guys out:
Javier Bardem
Benicio Del Toro
Antonio Banderas
Raul Esparza

And the choice SHOULD BE LATINO. Which leaves out:
Christian Bale
Leonardo DiCaprio
Brad Pitt
Tom Hardy
Joaquin Phoenix
Jason Momoa
Dominic Cooper
Jake Gyllenhaal
Bradley Cooper
Denzel Washington
Nicolas Cage (REALLLY!!!??)
Michael Fassbender
Jared Leto
Dwayne Johnson
Ryan Gosling
Matt Damon
Matthew McConaughey
Mark Wahlberg
Gerard Butler

Actual Latino male suggestions:
Jaime Camil
Danny Pino
William Levy
Wilmer Valderrama
Jesse Garcia
Jay Hernandez
Nicholas Gonzalez
Rick Gonzalez
Kevin Alejandro
Guillermo Diaz
JD Pardo
Enrique Murciano
Rodrigo Santoro
Joaquín Furriel
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the original scarface, paul muni, was 37 when he made the film...

not sure why i thought to mention that...carry on...
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I think it was a different context by then, some actors were "made" play handsome/leading characters, others had 'comical' features, but a very few actors were versatile enough to play a wide range of characters, Muni was one of them like Spencer Tracy. He was 37 and looked not old, not young enough, Pacino was 43 and was just at the peak of his adult look before he forever looks like someone who cross the 50's mark.

I think there are more actors today who can pull a decent performance as the new Scarface, but for this poll, I think we should have more hints, I don't know if the character is supposed to be Latino (seems like he is) and what's the age-range. Maybe actors over 45 should be disqualified or actors who look too WASP-y for the role.
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Diego Luna is supposedly attached to star, but there is no director attached.
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By the way, if you want to make updates, you could mention that the Coen brothers reportedly worked on the screenplay.
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