A real-life Wall Street scandal changed a working girl’s fate

While Wade and Wick were working on what would eventually become “Working Girl,” Ivan Boesky, a Wall Street speculator, was causing a stir for all the wrong reasons. Boesky, who bet his fortune on the acquisition of the company, was accused of insider trading in one of the biggest stock-trading scandals in history. It was revealed that investment bankers had illegally provided information guiding Boesky to decision making, and in 1987 he was fined $100 million and sentenced to three years in prison.

Boesky served as the inspiration for the character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 TV series “Wall Street.” Directed by Oliver Stone, the film follows Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), a entangled junior stockbroker. into a relationship with Gekko (Michael Douglass), a shady, well-known Wall Street investor and corporate bandit. The film is an ambitious yet straightforward exhibition of consumption, human greed, and the corporate crimes that occur on Wall Street.

Douglas’ portrayal of Gekko received critical acclaim. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1998 Academy Awards, and Gekko is perhaps one of the greatest villains in cinematic history. The American Film Institute ranked the character no. 24 on it list of top 50 villains of all time, and the sentence “greedy, for lack of a better word, is good”, is still infamous. Oliver Stone, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Staley Weiser, took a real-life scandal and developed a masterpiece. The aftermath of the Ivan Boesky affair will not have a positive effect on “Working Girl”.

https://www.slashfilm.com/946458/a-real-life-wall-street-scandal-changed-the-fate-of-working-girl/ A real-life Wall Street scandal changed a working girl’s fate

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