Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Wall Street

Continuing down a rabbit hole, Sharon and I watched Wall Street on the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. After she read Sharon Stone's biography, we watched Basic Instinct and Total Recall. Listening to The Ringer's Rewatchable podcast about Basic Instinct, they talked about Micheal Douglas in Fatal Attraction and Wall Street. We decided to watch both of those films.

Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film directed and co-written by Oliver Stone. It stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.

Michael Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Daryl Hannah's performance was not as well received and earned her a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.

I am a little surprised that Douglas won an Academy Award for his role. While Charlie Sheen is in almost every scene, Douglas' role is much smaller. Having watched Charlie Sheen in Two And A Half Men for years, it was a litte disarming to see a much younger actor in this role. Overall, I enjoyed the film. It is definitely rewatchable.

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