Paul Giamatti

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Giamatti plays a lead role in the Showtime series Billions, portraying the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The show, debuting in 2016, is loosely based on a real event. Giamatti is the subject of the viral "Wax Paul Now" campaign, which pushes for the actor to get a Madame Tussauds wax statue in his likeness, most likely at the New York location. The movement first achieved national prominence when Giamatti appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and discussed the campaign with host Stephen Colbert. After this and subsequent articles in Forbes, Buzzfeed, and The A.V.

Brian Koppelman

Showtime's drama Billions, created by Koppelman with The New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and writing partner David Levien, and starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, premiered to strong reviews in 2016. In 2013, Tufts University awarded Koppelman their P.T. Barnum Award for success in Media/Arts. In 2014, Koppelman won an Emmy Award for his 30 for 30 documentary. In 1992, Koppelman married novelist Amy Levine at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. His sister is Jennifer Koppelman Hutt, who hosts a Sirius Satellite Radio show called Just Jenny.

William Hurt

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In September 2010, Hurt played United States Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson in the HBO film Too Big to Fail, an adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin's book. He also starred as Captain Ahab in the 2011 television adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Hurt is fluent in French and maintains a home outside Paris. He is the step-grandson of Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine and actress-writer Clare Boothe Luce, through his mother's marriage to Henry Luce's son from his first marriage, Henry Luce III. Hurt was married to Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982. In the 1980s, Hurt was involved in a lawsuit with Sandra Jennings, who alleged that the two shared a common-law marriage.

Curtis Hanson

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In 2011, Hanson made Too Big to Fail, based on the 2009 Andrew Ross Sorkin book of the same name about the beginnings of the financial crisis of 2007–2010. The film, produced by Hanson's production company Deuce Three Productions for HBO, featured among its all-star cast William Hurt as Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson, and Cynthia Nixon as his liaison to the press; James Woods as Richard Fuld of Lehman Brothers; and Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke. His last film was Chasing Mavericks in 2012, but he was unable to finish the film due to ill health. Michael Apted replaced him as director during the final days of shooting.

Damian Lewis

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Since 2016, he stars as billionaire Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime series Billions. Lewis was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to drama. On 4 July 2007, Lewis married actress Helen McCrory. They have a daughter, Manon (born 8 September 2006), and a son, Gulliver (born 2 November 2007). Lewis and his family left England in the latter half of 2007 to live in Los Angeles, California, while he worked on the NBC-TV crime drama Life.

Billy Crudup

Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in a TV film about 2008's financial crisis, Too Big to Fail (2011). A year after graduating, he made his debut on Broadway in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Crudup received a 2002 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as the title character in The Elephant Man on Broadway, as well as a 2005 nomination for his role as Katurian in the Broadway production of The Pillowman, also starring Jeff Goldblum, which closed on September 18, 2005.

David Levien

Billions (2016), writer, producer. City of the Sun (2008). Where the Dead Lay (2009). Thirteen Million Dollar Pop (2011); released as The Contract outside the US (2012). Signature Kill (2014). Wormwood (1999). Swagbelly: A Novel for Today's Gentleman (2003). Author listing for David Levien on Bio of David Levien.

James Woods

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., Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, in HBO's Too Big to Fail, for which he gained an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie. Woods has lent his voice talents to many animated television shows and feature films. He garnered critical praise for his voice work as Hades in the 1997 Disney film Hercules and he won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 for the role in the follow-up television series (for the 1999 season). He also voiced Phillium Benedict, the twisted former headmaster who attempts to abolish summer vacation in the 2001 film, Recess: School's Out.

Cynthia Nixon

Her other television roles include playing political figures Eleanor Roosevelt in Warm Springs (2005), Michele Davis in Too Big to Fail (2011), and playing Nancy Reagan in the 2016 television film Killing Reagan. On March 19, 2018, Nixon announced her campaign for Governor of New York as a challenger to Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Her platform focused on income inequality, renewable energy, establishing universal health care, stopping mass incarceration in the United States, and protecting undocumented children from deportation. She lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo on September 13, 2018, with 34% of the vote to his 66%.

Jim Wilkinson (communications)

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Wilkinson was portrayed in the May 23, 2011 HBO film Too Big to Fail by actor Topher Grace. * Committee Website on Investigation Misleading Information from the Battlefield: The Tillman and Lynch Episodes United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. * Jim Wilkinson at Brunswick Group LLP

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

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In the TV series Billions, a show based on former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara's prosecutions against SAC Capital and other hedge funds, Paul Giamatti plays a character based on Bharara. * United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Official Website Jonathan Fisk: 1815–1819. Robert L. Tillotson: 1819–February 1828. John Duer: February 1828 – April 1829. James A. Hamilton: April 1829 – 1834. William M. Price: 1834 – December 10, 1838. Benjamin F. Butler: December 10, 1838 – 1841. Ogden Hoffman: 1841–1845. Benjamin F. Butler: 1845–1848. Charles McVean: Sept.–Dec. 1848. Lorenzo B. Shepard: Dec. 1848 or Jan. 1849 – April 1849.

Michele Davis

Michele was portrayed by Cynthia Nixon in Too Big to Fail. She was later a partner at the Brunswick Group, a global corporate communications advisory firm. Davis is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She earned a B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1988 and an M.A. in economics from American University. She began working as an advocate for free market economics at Citizens for a Sound Economy from 1991 to 1994. From 1997 to January 2001, Michele served as Communications Director for the House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), during which time she advised Congressional leadership on communications strategy for the House agenda.

Timothy Geithner

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Geithner was portrayed by Billy Crudup in the HBO film Too Big to Fail. * Stewart, James B., "Eight Days: the battle to save the American financial system", The New Yorker magazine, September 21, 2009. Center for Global Development (Board of Directors). Council on Foreign Relations. Economic Club of New York (trustee). Bank for International Settlements. Bilderberg Group. Biography at the United States Department of the Treasury. Biography at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. "Who’s Who: The Federal Open Markets Committee", "Bernanke's quiet skipper makes waves", MarketWatch. "Toxic Assets Reduction Plan", The Justice Dept: March 23, 2009.

Topher Grace

Christopher John Grace (born July 12, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for playing Eric Forman in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, Eddie Brock / Venom in Sam Raimi's film Spider-Man 3, Pete Monash in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! , Carter Duryea in In Good Company, Edwin in Predators, Getty in Interstellar, Adrian Yates in American Ultra, and David Duke in Spike Lee's film BlacKkKlansman. His other film roles include Traffic, Mona Lisa Smile, Valentine's Day, Take Me Home Tonight, The Big Wedding, War Machine, and Under the Silver Lake.

Richard S. Fuld Jr.

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Richard Fuld was portrayed by James Woods in the 2011 HBO film Too Big To Fail. Fuld also appeared in the 2010 documentary Inside Job. In October 2011, a theatrical film titled Margin Call was released, depicting a bank loosely based on Lehman Brothers. Jeremy Irons portrayed "John Tuld", a character inspired by Fuld. Reference for Business – Richard S. Fuld Jr. Times Topics.

Christine Lagarde

Lagarde was portrayed by actress Laila Robins in the 2011 HBO television drama Too Big to Fail, which was based on the popular book of the same name by New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin. Lagarde presented the 2014 Richard Dimbleby Lecture, titled "A New Multilateralism for the 21st Century". In 2014, Lagarde was named the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

Neel Kashkari

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Ayad Akhtar portrayed Kashkari in Too Big to Fail, a television film about the financial crisis based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's book of the same name. * Andrew Ross Sorkin. Too Big to Fail. Penguin Books, 2009, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-14-311824-4 * Sunrayce 97 results List of Indian Americans. List of Kashmiri Pandits. List of U.S. executive branch czars. List of Wharton School alumni.

Showtime (TV network)

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Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of the Showtime Networks subsidiary of CBS Corporation, which also owns sister services The Movie Channel and Flix. Showtime's programming primarily includes theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with boxing and mixed martial arts matches, occasional stand-up comedy specials and made-for-TV movies.