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Margin Call (movie)
Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his role as a Depression-era flimflam man in 1973's "The Sting," which won best picture. Now, five years after the century's biggest financial collapse, movies by Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and David O. Russell present a fresh crop of charismatic charlatans from the business world. Following the relatively low-key predators portrayed in 2011's "Margin Call" and in the 2012 financial...

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