Smoke Screens – Notable Stogie Moments in Movies
While there has been a crackdown in recent years to keep tobacco products out of the movies, many fine cigars have found their way onto the silver screen and into our hearts. There’s just something about seeing your favorite cigar being lit up on the big screen. We believe that fine cigars do have a place in Hollywood and here are a few of our favorite stogie movie moments.
The Titanic: Cigars and brandy are seen being enjoyed by the upper class throughout Titanic and the guys at the end of the movie even light up their cigars “to go out like gentlemen.” Hey, now that the movie has been re-released we can enjoy one of our favorite cigar moments in 3D!
American Psycho: One cigar smoking moment that I won’t soon forget is Christian Bale in American Psycho. Psychopath Patrick Bateman, after brutally dismembering a man with an axe, fixes his hair and lights up a smoke while “Hip to be Square” eerily drones on in the background. While we are not positive, it is rumored that Bateman is smoking Gurkha cigars.
Spaghetti Westerns: Clint Eastwood is known for lighting up his stogies in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. We strive to look half as cool as Eastwood’s character “The Man with no Name” when smoking cigars.
Swordfish: John Travolta plays Gabriel Shear, the world’s most dangerous spy, in this action packed thriller. Travolta cuts a cigar and lights up while giving a chilling monologue in the opening scene of the movie. (Pretty badass cigar cutter, we might add.)
Superman Returns: Lex Luther clips his cigar with a Xikar cigar cutter that makes appearances throughout the movie. Only the best for Lex Luther.
What’s your favorite cigar moment on the silver screen?