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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.

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of the Treasury, appears outside Trump Tower this week.

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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.

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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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