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Caesar Cordova, Actor in ‘Scarface,’ ‘Carlito’s Way,’ Dies at 84

Caesar Cordova, Actor in ‘Scarface,’ ‘Carlito’s Way,’ Dies at 84

Caesar Cordova, a character actor who appeared with Al Pacino in “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way,” died of natural causes Wednesday in Atlantic City, N.J. He was 84.

His son, actor Panchito Gomez “American Me,” “Mi Vida Loca”), announced his death.

In Brian de Palma’s “Scarface,” Cordova played the taco cook at the El Paraiso lunch stand. Though the film was set in Miami, the scene was actually shot in downtown Los Angeles. In “Carlito’s Way,” he played the barber.

Cordova was a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. He also appeared on Broadway with Pacino in “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?”

His film credits include “Where the Buffalo Roam,” opposite Peter Boyle and Bill Murray, “Nighthawks” with Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams and “Shark’s Treasure,” where he appeared opposite Cornel Wilde, who also wrote and directed the film.

On television, he had guest appearances on “Kojak,

See full article on Variety