Forget Shia LaBeouf, These Are Hollywood's Hottest Bankers

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Over the years there’s been a fair share of Wall Street movies, but not all of them showcase strapping i-bankers in tailored pinstripe suits.

Barbarians At The Gates – the film based on equity moguls at KKR, for example… Not too many hot bankers in that one. 

But there’s a ton of films that do comprise a Wall Street stud (or two), so we compiled a list of the bankers, brokers, traders, investment kingpins and imaginary moguls who have blessed the silver screen over the years.

Jimmy Stewart as Banker George Bailey (1946)

'Where's that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where's that money?'

-- George Bailey

Film: It's A Wonderful Life

William Holden as industrial baron David Larrabee (1954)

'Funniest thing. Linus Larrabee, the man who doesn't burn, doesn't scorch, doesn't melt... suddenly throws a 20 million dollar deal out the window.'

-- David Larrabee

Film: Sabrina

Michael Douglas as trader Gordon Gekko (1987)

'The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.'

- Gordon Gekko

Film: Wall Street

Harrison Ford as investment broker Jack Trainer (1988)

'All mergers and acquistions. No lust and tequila.'

-- Jack Trainer

Film: Working Girl

Richard Gere as buyout titan Edward Lewis (1990)

'You and I are such similar creatures Vivian. We both screw people for money.'

- Edward Lewis

Film: Pretty Woman

Tom Hanks as bond trader Sherman McCoy (1990)

'On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? - three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? - had become precisely that … Masters of the Universe.'

- Narrator in Bonfire of the Vanities, talking about Sherman McCoy

Film: Bonfire of the Vanities

Alec Baldwin as hot-shot sales strategist Blake (1992)

'Always... Be... Closing.'

-- Blake

Film: Glengarry Glen Ross

Michael Douglas as banker Nicholas Van Orton (1997)

'And you really believe that just because you publish children's books, people are going to care about my reputation? You can have pictures of me wearing nipple rings, butt-fucking Captain Kangaroo. The only thing they care about is the stock and whether that stock is up or down!'

-- Nicholas Van Orton

Film: The Game

Christian Bale as investment banker Patrick Bateman (2000)

'Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberstram. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut.'

- Patrick Bateman

Film: American Psycho

Giovanni Ribisi as broker Seth Davis (2000)

'So I went the white boy way of slinging crack-rock: I became a stock broker.'

-- Seth Davis

Film: Boiler Room

Vin Diesel as trader Chris Varick (2000)

'Do you want that confirmation sent to your office, or your mansion?'

- Chris Varick

Film: Boiler Room

Charlie Sheen as stockbroker Bud Fox (1987)

'Having sex with her was like reading the Wall St Journal.'

-- Bud Fox

Film: Wall Street

Eddie Murphy as trader Billy Ray Valentine (1983)

'Oh, see, I made Louis a bet here. See, Louis bet me that we couldn't both get rich and put y'all in the poor house at the same time. He didn't think we could do it. I won.'

- Billy Ray Valentine

Film: Trading Places

Hugh Grant as real estate investment mogul George Wade (2002)

'I own the hotel, and I live there. My life is very much like Monopoly.'

-- George Wade

Film: Two Weeks Notice

Will Smith as stockbroker Christopher Gardner (2006)

'He must have had on some really nice pants.'

-- Christopher Gardner

Film: The Pursuit Of Happyness

Nicholas Cage as investment banker Jack Campbell (2000)

'Then I'm going to spend four hours skiing alone. Completely and utterly alone. I'm going to do that because that is my life, that's what's real... and there's nothing I can do to change that.'

- Jack Campbell

Film: Family Man

Beat Marti as banker Roger (2007)

'That's me, Roger... The banker whose car was his office.'

- Roger

Film: I Was A Swiss Banker

'Simple. I'll tell you how to get the money'

- 'Big' aka John Preston

Film and TV Show: Sex and the City

Josh Brolin as billionaire investment banker Bretton James (2010)

'When you don't know what you're doing, it's fatal Mr. Moore...'

- Bretton James

Film: Wall Street 2 - Money Never Sleeps

Pierce Brosnan as M&A mogul Thomas Crown (1999)

'A woman could trust me as long as her interests didn't run too contrary to my own.'

- Thomas Crown

Film: The Thomas Crown Affair

(We forgot this one - thanks to Max in the comments for the recommendation)

Now that you've seen what Hollywood thinks of the guys who work on Wall Street...

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