In this day and age, we’re all aware that smoking as a habit is bad for your health and the health of the people around you. It’s expensive, the smoke damages inside environments, etc., etc., etc. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t, as film and TV watchers, appreciate the sentiments and the energy that comes from an on-screen smoking scene or character. It’s part of our cultural lexicon, and shouldn’t necessarily be judged from a hyper-realistic perspective.
To that end, some of the more famous cigar smokers, specifically, that you’ll see on the screen include Hannibal from the A-Team, Wolverine, Tony Montana, Gomez Addams, and Tony Soprano. In each case, the cigar or the habit was part of the emotional plot line, and can be appreciated as such. [Read more…]