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I only tell you one time... Don't f-ck me, Tony. Don't you ever try to f-ck me.
~ Sosa's most famous quote as he warns Montana not to betray him.
I told you a long time ago, you f-cking little monkey, not to f-ck me!
~ Sosa to Tony Montana when the latter betrays him.
Alejandro Sosa is the main antagonist of the 1983 epic crime drama film Scarface.
He is a powerful international drug lord at Bolivia and Tony Montana's former friend up until the latter betrayed him. He at first has a good business relationship with Tony, but once Tony refuses to carry out a task Alejandro gives to him, Sosa cuts off ties with him.
In the film, he was portrayed by the late Paul Shenar, who also played Jenner in Don Bluth's The Secret of NIMH.
Not much is known about Sosa's past except that he is Bolivian, his father was a drug kingpin and that in his youth, he was educated in England and at some time in his life, got happily married.
Sosa is first seen in Bolivia giving Tony Montana and Omar Suarez a tour of his drug factory. It turns out he could have talked to Frank Lopez in person, but with his trial going on, he sends Tony and Omar to go to Sosa. While having lunch in his mansion, Tony makes a dangerous risk to Sosa, something neither Frank nor Omar would want. The latter and Tony argue about this as Sosa gets a phone call. Afterwards, he offers Omar a ride back to Miami by helicopter. Then, Sosa reveals to Tony that Omar is a police informant responsible for sending gang members to jail. Therefore, a helicopter ride from Sosa is a trap to get him killed. As Omar is hanged by being threw from the helicopter, Sosa reveals his disdain towards Frank and wants Tony to work with him. However, he has one condition: do not betray him.
Later, when Tony (who now has built a multi-million-dollar empire) is sent to jail for tax evasion, Sosa invites him again to Bolivia to help him. He introduces him to more of his friends. It turns out they have a problem and working together will be the solution. Sosa shows Tony a video of a journalist revealing Sosa’s shady dealings to the entire world. He needed him to be killed to prevent this action from happening. Tony reluctantly agrees to do the job along Alberto the Shadow, Sosa's bomber who is slated to blow up the car while Tony drives the vehicle. If Tony does the task, Sosa will use his government connections to give him immunity from going to jail.
However, the selected day, when the journalist departed from a hotel in which he had a conference, Tony and his allies discovered that the activist was going to be accompanied by his wife and his children. Neverthless, Alberto was still determinant to kill the journalist anyway. Tony, not wanting to kill the journalist's wife and children, calls off the mission and executes Alberto with a headshot, double-crossing Sosa in the process. Sosa later called Tony after this to inform him that the bomb was discovered under the journalist's car and now he was being protected much more. Furious, Sosa decides to send his henchmen after Tony but not before reminding Tony of the warning he previously gave to him about not betraying him.
Eventually, Sosa send his henchmen in order to get revenge for the sabotage. Although they managed to execute Montana's security and Montana's sister Gina, Tony was able to kill many of them. However, The Skull, one of Sosa's assassins, ultimately and fatally shot Tony in the back, killing him and avenging his betrayal. It's completely unknown what happened to Sosa after this, but it could be possible that the corrupt Bolivian government officials and flag officers ultimately revealed the story which had the possibility to have Sosa executed in the electric chair. If that did not happen, however, Sosa most likely resumed his operations at Bolivia from that point onwards.
In PAYDAY 2, the gang visits Miami to take out Sosa's nephew Ernesto Sosa and his cartel after Ernesto ordered an ambush on Butcher’s weapons smuggling operations in Central America. Butcher wanting revenge orders Dallas & his crew to raid and murder Sosa in Tony Montana's mansion.
Unlike Tony Montana, Alejandro Sosa never uses drugs nor has any standards, making him a more effective and ruthless drug lord.
Ironically, his video game version is much worse than the film version, as Alejandro in Scarface: The World is Yours did not cared about children and was about to deploy the military in Miami to kill Montana, regardless of casualties, while in the film version, Alejandro was not aware that the journalist had brought his wife and children with him.