Fictional inspiration:  Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction
Real world inspiration: 
Frank Lucas

Vic Vance begins Vice City Stories as a reluctant participant in a life of crime. And since not being a gangster is boring, he ends up head of the Vance Crime Family. They corner the market on drug production, smuggling, robbery, protection rackets, and loan sharking. Physically, and occupationally, Vance shares an alikeness with Ving Rhames' fictional Marsellus Wallace and real world crime boss Frank Lucas.

Lucas was the American organized crime boss, and heroin dealer, so brilliantly portrayed by Denzel Washington in American Gangster. Wallace and Lucas are obvious

Vic Vance begins Vice City Stories as a reluctant participant in a life of crime. And since not being a gangster is boring, he ends up head of the Vance Crime Family. They corner the market on drug production, smuggling, robbery, protection rackets, and loan sharking. Physically, and occupationally, Vance shares an alikeness with Ving Rhames' fictional Marsellus Wallace and real world crime boss Frank Lucas.

Lucas was the American organized crime boss, and heroin dealer, so brilliantly portrayed by Denzel Washington in American Gangster. Wallace and Lucas are obvious contributers to Vance's persona and demeanor. Don't know if Rockstar has ever directly cited Pulp Fiction with the credit, but it's certainly apparent.

 to Vance's persona and demeanor. Don't know if Rockstar has evr directly cited Pulp Fiction with the credit, but it's certainly apparent.