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Many of us spend a good amount of time watching movies. Sometimes the humor is what keeps us entertained, like in The Hangover. Sometimes its the genuine badassness that hooks us like in Scarface. From Bradley Cooper to Al Pacino to Zach Galifinakis and the Blues Brothers, classic movie characters often come with classic style.
While we can’t typically afford the threads that our favorite actors wear on the silver screen, we can get their look for less.
For those of us on a budget (like me) trying to look like these iconic characters can be tough. That’s where Sunglass Warehouse helps us out! You can find a variety of styles inspired from some of the styles in these classic guy movies.
Personally, aviator sunglasses have long been a favorite Spring and Summer style staple for me but I like to switch it up every now and then. After all, style is all about personal expression and how often do we always feel the same? Right?!
Take a look below to see how you can have your favorite sunglass looks for less.
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Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love as Jacob Palmer - Wanderer
Tom Cruise in Top Gun as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell - Maverick
Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface - Riptide
Tom cruise in Risky Business as Joel - Drifter
Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can - Diesel
Zach Galifianakis as Alan in The Hangover - Riptide
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake & Elwood Blues in The Blues Brothers - Arcadia
Denzel Washington as Eli in The Book of Eli - Voyager
Bradley Cooper in The Hangover as Phil - Canoe
Brad Pitt as Mr. Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith - Nepal
Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club as Brian Johnson - Offshore
Back in 1983, Al Pacino starred in one of the biggest movies of his career. The phrase, “Say hello to my little friend” became a pop culture phenomenon while Tony Montana became America’s most beloved cocaine addict and drug dealer.
The film itself was released with a lot of negative response from critics, many of which believed it was too graphic and violent for most audiences. According to Wikipedia, the film also initially got an X rating, if you can believe it. If you’ve had the pleasure of actually seeing the film, then you can probably understand why. Heavy drug abuse, domestic violence and gruesome murders make up the most excruciating parts of a story anchored by the journey of Tony Montana trying to make a name for himself in Miami.
Hollywood phenom Oliver Stone penned the 1983 remake of a 1932 classic of the same name in the midst of battling his own drug demons. In an interview with Dujour.com he said:
“…I had a whole new set of friends who were drug-free. I wrote all of Scarface there as a farewell to drugs, really.”
That’s not to say that Stone was the only person with a lot of say into how the film would actually be made. According to an unnamed source, Pacino was also heavily involved in the film’s story. “He was the real power,” the source says.
It’s ironic that the film didn’t do that well when it was initially released because it has such a large following among Pacino lovers around the world today. The film is now widely available on DVD and Blue Ray and is a classic in gangster films in American culture. With such gratuitous violence and dark themes, it’s no wonder that Scarface continues to entertain and shock audiences 30 years later.
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