Cinematic Cigar Scenes - The Most Memorable Cigar Movie Scenes in History
Very few inanimate objects have carved out a niche for themselves in cinematic history as the cigar has. Think of Groucho Marx, Clint Eastwood, and iconic characters such as Tony Soprano and a fat cigar will be part of the vision in your mind's eye.
A strategically placed cigar can make the entire scene by defining a moment. It can also infer a general feeling or ambiance about the whole project. Many films over the decades have showcased the cigars many traits to forever embed it in the public consciousness as a key part of that era. Here are a few of the most iconic perceptions of the cigar in American cinema.
Groucho Marx stars in this romping 1933 comedy about an inept man bizarrely appointed President of a small country about to go to war. Often said to be his best movie, Groucho uses his cigar as the punchline to his best lines.
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You will see a grubby cheroot tucked in his cheek in all of Clint Eastwood's early spaghetti westerns. The hat, poncho, stubbly beard, and cigar are a look that will forever stand for the American West and these tough-guy films.
The 1983 Blockbuster, Scarface, showed the life and inner workings of a cocaine kingpin in the '70s and '80s. Tony Montana used his cigar to exemplify his swagger. It was a clear indicator of his wealth and perceived stature fans still imitate today.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1987 hit, Predator, has him hunting aliens with a stogie at every turn. It helps purport his bad-boy image and lets us know he's fully capable of taking on this dangerous enemy.
This is just a small selection of the many offerings of the silver screen showcasing the classic cigar. Best enjoyed with your own cigar and favorite refreshing libation, check them out to enjoy a look back at cigar cinema.
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