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December 8, 2022

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Munich Tax Accountant Says Clients Have No Idea He Was Augustus Gloop In ‘Willy Wonka’

“The film is not famous in Germany. Nobody knew of the film until the version with Johnny Depp came out. So when I tell people I was a part of the Willy Wonka movie, nobody knows.” — Michael Böllner, a tax accountant in Munich who played the obnoxious chocolate-loving 9-year-old slob Augustus Gloop in the […]

If It Wasn’t for an Accountant, Henry Golding Never Would Have Gotten ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gig

So my wife keeps talking about how she wants to go see “Crazy Rich Asians.” Not interested. Rom-coms aren’t my thing, although I did enjoy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” to which “Crazy Rich Asians” is being compared. The movie’s leading man, Henry Golding, a former travel host for the BBC, had never acted on […]

Exposure Drafts: If you thought Ben Affleck was good as ‘The Accountant’…

This is a special edition of Greg Kyte’s Exposure Drafts to celebrate The Accountant and to encourage Hollywood to green light The Managing Partner. Exposure Drafts appears every other Wednesday. Send comments and suggestions to [email protected]

An Accounting-Inspired Binge Watch List for the Accountant Who’s Seen Everything

Everyone knows that CPAs are the real stars of the Emmys and that accountants feature prominently in movies like Shawshank Redemption and The Royal Tennenbaums. What else is out there if you've already seen the whole accountants-in-the-movies list, though? (Schindler's List, The Untouchables, Ghostbusters, et al.) Cable is stuffed with white collar crime docs (American […]

If a Movie About Fraud Was Funded With Fraud, That Would Be Dumb (and Dumber)

The source of the $100 million used to finance Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street is being openly questioned in a Los Angeles courtroom. Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler, producers of the 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber, are suing Red Granite and its principals, Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland, for being excluded from a sequel. […]