“Scarface” Director Looking for a Buyer for Santa Monica Mansion

Eleven years after releasing Scarface, Brian De Palma, the director of the cult classic movie, bought a luxe Mediterranean home for $968,500. De Palma, who's also famous for directing other crime thrillers such as Dressed to Kill and Mission: Impossible is hoping to score a huge profit on his longtime Santa Monica mansion--the director just listed it for $4.25 million, reports Realtor.com. We have a hunch even Tony Montana would be proud of the director's potential financial windfall.

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Eleven years after releasing Scarface, Brian De Palma, the director of the cult classic movie, bought a luxe Mediterranean home for $968,500. De Palma, who's also famous for directing other crime thrillers such as Dressed to Kill and Mission: Impossible is hoping to score a huge profit on his longtime Santa Monica mansion--the director just listed it for $4.25 million, reports Realtor.com.
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De Palma has shacked up at the Mediterranean-style spread since 1994 and stands to make a huge profit (the asking price is a whopping 339% higher than the original purchase price) off of the home, which is located just a block from Santa Monica State Beach Park.
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A view of the formal dining room in De Palma's 4,200-square-foot home.
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The mansion boasts a sweet step-down living room, which guests enter upon passing through the lavish foyer.
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A view of the elegant kitchen, which features a large center island, double ovens, tiled floors, and wooden cabinetry.
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Say hello to De Palma's not-so-little great room, which features impressive vaulted ceilings and classic wrought iron fixtures.
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While De Palma just listed his home for a steep (by non-celebrity standards) $4.25 million, Zillow points out the the median Santa Monica home value is only $816,000.
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Another sweeping view of the spacious great room in De Palma's house. The director made a huge profit on what has become an iconic movie with a cult following. While exact numbers are unknown, some estimate that the movie brought in $4.6 million in the first weekend of its release in 1983, while overall, it's grossed over $135 million (adjusted for inflation, as of 2010).
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The director's two-story house features three bedrooms, all of which are located on the home's second level.
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A view of De Palma's large master bathroom, which is one of three baths in the Santa Monica pad.
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Judging by the looks of this huge walk-in closet, it appears as if De Palma has already decamped from his longtime abode.
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A view of one of the three bedrooms in the home.
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De Palma's master suite features a vaulted ceiling and a private terrace that overlooks the landscaped grounds.
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A separate guest unit at the rear of the property provides additional sleeping quarters for in-laws or out-of-town guests.
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A look at the lap swimming pool, which sits on the home's quarter acre of land.
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There's even an outdoor fireplace and lounge area, which may have entertained guests such as Gary Sinise, John Lithgow, Robert De Niro, and Andy Garcia, all actors who De Palma has worked with over the years.
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