Hedge Funds

Oliver Stone on Wall Street, Take Two

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Gordon Gekko is back, and Oliver Stone discusses how the financial industry, including hedge funds, shaped his latest film.

Oliver Stone
By Andrew Bloomenthal

It has been more than 20 years since Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” introduced Main Street to corporate takeovers, insider trading, and the slicked-back hair of iconic greed-meister Gordon Gekko, made famous by actor Michael Douglas. Now, against a backdrop of global market collapse, government bailouts and Ducati motorbikes, Stone’s new film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” has Douglas reprising his character—with a meaty debut role for hedge funds, as well.

Stone’s tale of backroom maneuverings, cutthroat deal-making and the global economic consequences has an authentic tone, thanks largely to contributions from a