Ruthless character previously played by Paul Muni, Al Pacino and now?
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Robert Downey Jr.
Why he'd be good: He can play various nationalities and has swagger to spare. He's been stuck in hero mode for a while and may want to get into anti-hero roles. He'd be ideal if Universal wanted to endow their new Scarface with a biting sense of humor.
Why not: A touch on the older side, Downey may just be too busy for such a big role. Marvel has the actor on lockdown, with "The Avengers' nearing completion and "Iron Man 3" coming up.