Men who use money, power and influence in all the wrong ways
By S. James Snyder, Special to Metromix
Audiences love tales of strong, capable, inspiring leaders. But they may be even more fascinated by dysfunctional, eccentric, dangerous tycoons. The guys who rule mob families, take pleasure in obliterating their competitors or stray from core family values to reign over their empires with an iron fist.
That appeal made Gordon Gekko—a seemingly admirable white collar type—one of the most iconic movie antiheroes of the ‘80s in “Wall Street.” The movie inspired a multi-decade obsession with the “Greed is Good” master that resulted in the release of a sequel “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” hitting theaters Sept. 24.
In honor of Gekko and his ilk, we look back through the most vicious, bone-chilling and memorable movie moguls.
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