From "Wall Street" to "Boiler Room",
"Trading Places" to "American Psycho", the halls offinanceare usually portrayed as places
of shiny excesses and dark hearts.
Now buzz is building over a new contender, which could become one
of the defining films of Wall Street. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed
by Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is slated to come out
this November, and is sure to have brokers scrambling for red-carpet invites.
But what do the nation's foremost finance gurus think of the
movies that put their industry on the big screen? We asked a few for their
It is far and away my favorite, and I have watched it multiple
times. It is the most realistic movie about Wall Street I have ever seen. When
I first watched it I was spellbound, because I could not believe how they got
it so right.
From Kevin Spacey as the manager who is fighting between the
notions of protecting ownership or protecting clients, to Stanley Tucci as the
guy who was too honest and had to be farmed out, to Jeremy Irons as the
clueless guy at the top who looks good: I've been in the industry 33 years, and
we all know who these people are.
I tell people who are going into the business, ‘This is what
Street. If you can handle what happens in "Margin Call",
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