The Film: Wall Street (1987)
The Film Thief: Michael Douglas (Gordon Gekko)
Heist Moment: Plenty of '80s movies had memorable villains, but few straddled the line between seeming good and evil better than Douglas' storming, Oscar-grabbing role as Gordon.
Embodying and espousing the greed-is-good mantra of the decade, Geeko's a swaggering, opinionated shark, and chews up Charlie Sheen's Bud Fox, and we'd pick his greed... for lack of a better word... is good" speech as the highlight.
He might be a wrong 'un, but we know who we'd trust our stock picks to...
Memorable Line: “Lunch is for wimps.”
Tea-Leaf Trivia: Stone nearly didn't cast Douglas because of an apparent bad rep: "I was warned by everyone in Hollywood that Michael couldn't act, that he was a producer more than an actor and would spend all his time in his trailer on the phone".
He soon discovered that the opposite was true when Douglas blew everyone else off the screen.
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