Bill Pullman

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William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television actor. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater, Pullman worked as an adjunct professor at Montana State University before deciding to pursue acting. He made his film debut in the 1986 film Ruthless People, and has since gone on to star in other films, such as Spaceballs (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Casper (1995), Independence Day (1996), Lost Highway (1997) and Lake Placid (1999).

Matthew Modine

In 2010, Modine appeared in HBO's Too Big to Fail, a film about the Wall Street financial crisis. In it, Modine stars as John Thain, former Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch, who famously spent millions decorating his office. In 2011, Modine completed two independent films, Family Weekend and Girl in Progress, opposite Eva Mendes. In 2012, he appeared in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises as Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley, a Gotham City police officer and peer to Gary Oldman's Commissioner James Gordon. In February 2013, Modine was cast in Ralph Bakshi's animated film Last Days of Coney Island after coming across the film's Kickstarter campaign online.

Ben Shenkman

Since 2016 Shenkman has played the recurring role of Ira Schirmer on the Showtime series Billions. 2016 also saw him as Desk Sgt. Klein in the acclaimed HBO limited series The Night Of. He was a series regular in the Shondaland drama For the People. * Interview with Ben Shenkman by Beth Stevens on Interview with Ben Shenkman by Beth Stevens on Interview with Ben Shenkman by Beth Stevens on

Rob Morrow

He has a recurring role on the Showtime drama Billions as judge Adam DeGiulio. Morrow is a teacher at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. During the summer of 2019 he starred as Willy Loman in the theater's production of Death of a Salesman. Morrow married actress Debbon Ayer in October 1998, and they have a daughter named Tu. *

Sheila Bair

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In a fictional TV movie about the crises, Patricia Randell played Bair in the 2011 HBO movie Too Big to Fail, based on the popular book of the same name by New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin. In 2009, Bair was named one of Time magazine's "Time 100" most influential people. In 2008, Bair topped The Wall Street Journal's annual 50 "Women to Watch List." In 2008 and 2009, Forbes ranked her as the second most powerful woman in the world behind German chancellor Angela Merkel. Forbes described her FDIC office as "the last stop for capital-starved banks (and their insured customers) before going under." Bair received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and Hubert H.

Chance Kelly

He portrayed Bart McDade, President and COO of Lehman Brothers, in the HBO film Too Big to Fail. Kelly appears as a mysterious interrogator in the American television series Homeland. He has also played recurring characters on Power (Starz), Banshee (Cinemax), House of Cards (Netflix), Legends (TNT), Hostages (CBS), Army Wives, The Whole Truth, Delocated, Rescue Me, and The Black Donnellys, He has played seven different characters on seven different Law & Order episodes. Additionally, he has also guest starred on The Blacklist (NBC), Alpha House (Amazon), Motive, Nikita, Burn Notice & The Jury, NYC 22, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Body of Proof, Ray Donovan, Golden Boy, and Blindspot.

Kevin Pollak

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In 2019, Pollak is scheduled to appear in five episodes of the fourth season on Showtime's BILLIONS, as Douglas Mason. Pollak's directorial debut was on the horror web series Vamped Out, featured on the internet television platform Babelgum. Jason Antoon, Seana Kofoed, Samm Levine and Pollak all acted in the ensemble cast. The screenbook was based on a simple joke that Antoon and Pollak had between them. Most recently, Pollak's feature film directorial debut, the comedy documentary Misery Loves Comedy, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film sold North American rights to Tribeca Film, a US distribution company.

Ed Asner

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He made an appearance in the independent comedy feature Not Another B Movie, and had a small but pivotal role as billionaire Warren Buffett in HBO's economic drama Too Big to Fail (2011). Asner has also provided voice-over narration for many documentaries and films of social activism, including Tiger by the Tail, a documentary film detailing the efforts of the Campaign to Keep GM Van Nuys Open and the chair of the organization, Eric Mann, to keep General Motors' Van Nuys Assembly plant running.

Melissa Errico

Errico is best known for her portrayal of Alex Bartoli on Central Park West, and has played minor roles on Billions and The Knick. Errico has had roles in a number of films, including Mockingbird Don't Sing, Frequency, and Life or Something Like It. In 2013, Errico recorded the theme song for the movie Max Rose. The soundtrack features an original score by Michel Legrand, and Errico sang the main title track, "Hurry Home". In 2019, Errico curated a film festival for French Institute Alliance Française celebrating movies featuring the music of composer Michel Legrand.

Lafayette Theatre (Suffern)

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In the late 1990s, the Lafayette's future as a single-screen neighborhood movie palace was uncertain until Robert Benmosche, a resident of Suffern and chairman of MetLife Insurance (later chairman of AIG), saw the potential of the Lafayette building and purchased the property in 2001, making repairs to the roof and exterior in order to prevent more serious damage from occurring. Late in 2002, the Majestic Star Entertainment Corporation, run by Nelson Page, took a long-term lease to operate the Lafayette Theatre as a single-screen movie theatre, calming any lingering fears that the unique building would be divided into small auditoriums.

Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe (born Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Jr.; April 24, 1955) is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Danny Noonan in Caddyshack and Ben Meechum in The Great Santini, for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Casey Biggs

Biggs appeared in the HBO docudrama Too Big To Fail on the 2008 financial crisis as Wells Fargo chairman Richard Kovacevich. In 2018, he will return to General Hospital as Dr. Lasaris. Biggs was married to Roxann Dawson from 1985 to 1987. Dawson later played B'Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager. Their marriage ended before either of them was cast in Star Trek. Casey Biggs' official website. Interview with Casey Biggs & The Enterprise Blues Band on Slice of SciFi. Casey Biggs' official website. Interview with Casey Biggs & The Enterprise Blues Band on Slice of SciFi.

Peter Hermann (actor)

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Peter Hermann is an American actor, producer and writer. He is married to actress Mariska Hargitay, with whom he has three children.

Christopher Denham

Christopher Denham is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He directed Home Movie (2008) and is best known for his role in Argo (2012)

Topher Grace

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Christopher John "Topher" 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 Breakthrough.

Nathan Darrow

He has a recurring role in the first season of Billions. He is set to appear in the fourth and final season of Rectify. He also appears as Jesse Custer's father in the AMC television series Preacher. He plays Andrew Madoff in HBO's The Wizard of Lies (2017). He starred in the third season of the ABC thriller Quantico as Felix Pillay. *

Danny Strong

He is currently starring in Billions as Todd Krakow, Secretary of the Treasury. Strong was set to appear in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Dean Martin. However, his scenes were cut from the film. At 25, in the hopes of being the lead actor in his own film, Strong wrote a dark comedy about two men who kill an elderly man for his rent-controlled apartment. The film never materialized, but it sparked his desire to become a full-time writer. His first successful script was Recount, a film about the 2000 US Elections, produced by HBO and directed by Jay Roach. The film starred Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, Denis Leary, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson and premiered on May 25, 2008.

J. Christopher Flowers

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Flowers's role in the crisis was portrayed by Michael O'Keefe in the 2011 HBO film Too Big to Fail. In September 2008, Flowers also purchased the First National Bank of Cainesville, a regional bank in Missouri, renaming it Flowers National Bank. Flowers sold the bank to Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri in 2016. In June 2014, Flowers completed the first public listing of a British bank on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for more than a decade when he floated U.K. bank OneSavings Bank (OSB), a small business and mortgage lender he bought into in 2010.

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney (born January 29, 1954) is an American actor and theatre director, and is a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, with Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise, and Jeff Perry. Kinney is best known for his role as Emerald City creator Tim McManus on HBO's prison drama Oz.

Ayad Akhtar

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Ayad Akhtar (born October 28, 1970) is an American-born playwright, novelist, and screenwriter of Pakistani heritage who received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His work has received two Tony Award nominations for Best Play and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Akhtar's writing covers various themes including the American-Muslim experience, religion and economics, immigration, and identity. In 2015, The Economist wrote that Akhtar's tales of assimilation "are as essential today as the work of Saul Bellow, James Farrell, and Vladimir Nabokov were in the 20th century in capturing the drama of the immigrant experience."

29th GLAAD Media Awards

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The 29th GLAAD Media Awards was the 2018 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2017 media season. The awards honor films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly and accurately represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community. GLAAD announced over 100 nominees in 21 English-language categories in January 2018. Some of the awards were presented in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 and the remaining awards were presented in New York City on May 5, 2018. The Outstanding Kids & Family Programming Award category was introduced for the first time in this ceremony.

Jerry O'Connell

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Jeremiah O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, voice actor, director and talk show host known for his roles as Quinn Mallory in the television series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me (1986), Joe in Joe's Apartment (1996), Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire (1996), Derek in Scream 2 (1997), Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack (2003), and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan. He starred as Pete Kaczmarek in the CBS series The Defenders, until its cancellation in 2011. He also had a starring role in the comedy horror film Piranha 3D (2010).


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The company had requested approval for a US$2 billion share repurchase to prop up the stock price, along with an increased dividend. Because MetLife owned MetLife Bank, it was subject to stricter financial regulation. To escape that level of regulation, MetLife announced the sale of its banking unit to GE Capital. On November 2, 2012, MetLife said it was selling its US$70 billion mortgage servicing business to JPMorgan Chase for an undisclosed amount. Both sales were part of its strategy to focus on the insurance side of its business. The attempt to escape "too big to fail" regulation was not successful.

Too big to fail

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Too Big to Fail (book). Too Big to Fail (film). Who is Too Big to Fail?: Does Title II of the Dodd–Frank Act Enshrine Taxpayer Funded Bailouts?: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 15, 2013. Who Is Too Big To Fail: Are Large Financial Institutions Immune from Federal Prosecution?: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House Of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 22, 2013. Federal Reserve - List of Banks with Assets Greater than $10 billion.

30th GLAAD Media Awards

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The 30th GLAAD Media Awards is the 2019 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2018 media season. The awards honor films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly, accurately and inclusively represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community. GLAAD announced the 151 nominees split across 27 categories on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Some of the awards were presented in Los Angeles on March 28, 2019 and the remaining awards were presented in New York City on May 4, 2019.