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Before heading to the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin will grace the silver screen in 'Rules Don't Apply'

Before heading to the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin will grace the silver screen in 'Rules Don't Apply'
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of the Treasury, appears outside Trump Tower this week. (Albin Lohr-Jones / Pool / EPA)

Steven Mnuchin, the former Wall Street executive selected by President-elect Donald Trump for Treasury secretary, also has deep ties to Hollywood. As a financier, he has been involved in a string of recent films, including "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Suicide Squad."

A perusal of his imdb.com page reveals that the 53-year-old Mnuchin has had a hand in numerous other films, including "Edge of Tomorrow," "Inherent Vice," "American Sniper," "Black Mass," "Our Brand Is Crisis," "The Intern," Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Central Intelligence," "Sully" and "The Accountant."

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Warren Beatty stars as Howard Hughes in the trailer for "Rules Don't Apply."

Mnuchin also was a backer of Warren Beatty's new period piece "Rules Don't Apply," set in Hollywood during the late 1950s and early '60s.

Mnuchin actually makes a cameo in the film as part of a financial team in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel waiting for an audience with eccentric industrialist Howard Hughes (played by Beatty). As a member of the same team of businessmen, actor Oliver Platt has an extended meltdown over how long they have been waiting and Mnuchin is essentially a straight-man silently watching his colleague become more and more unhinged.

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