4 Most Popular Accountants in Movies!
By Aditi Bhat
For an outsider, accounting might look like a boring and monotonous job. However, ask an accountant and he/she will reveal that the obsession with numbers is perhaps the greatest indulgence. Hollywood has also had its fair share of fascination with accounting, which has been a part of several top rated movies. These films have portrayed accountants as game changers, revolutionists and mega minds armed with the power of analytical thinking.
So if you think that pursuing a career in accounting is not cool enough, think again because these accountants from movies will change your mind.
1. Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption
This movie is a must-watch especially, if you are a Stephen King fan. This 1994 movie starring Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne) and Morgan Freeman (Ellis ‘Red’ Redding) is the story of an accountant wrongly accused of murdering his wife. While spending 19 years in prison, Andy gains the trust of the warden and prison staff by using his accounting skills to manage their money.
*Spoiler Alert*Meanwhile, Andy keeps digging a tunnel for 17 years through his prison cell to make his escape. He also takes the warden’s money that he launders against a fictitious name.
While we are in no way motivating you to resort to illegal activities, Andy was an exceptional accountant, and he used his skills smartly to his advantage. As a budding accountant, you must gain a deeper knowledge of the subject to use it effectively. Sign up for online short-term courses to sharpen your skills.
2. Itzhak Stern in Schindler’s List
Schindler’ List is a soul-gripping true story from the dark days of the holocaust. Schindler was a German businessman who initially exploited the Jews for cheap labour, but later on risked his own life to save over a thousand Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. His accountant Itzhak Stren, played by Ben Kingsley, was an intelligent and resourceful man. He came up with the idea of saving the Jews and gradually convinced Schindler to join him.
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3. Christian Wolff in The Accountant
If you think accountants are always dressed in dull, formal suits with a ball pen in the pocket, this movie will change your perception. The Accountant is based on Christian Wolff played by Ben Affleck. Wolff is a mathematical genius and uses his accounting skills to work his way up as a freelancer.
4. Oscar Wallace in The Untouchables
Guns and calculators don’t really go together. However, this film rules out all such allegations against the skills of an accountant. Oscar Wallace is a smart accountant who is recruited in a team of four incorruptible men on a mission to enforce the law. A turning point in the movie, Oscar masterminds the idea of catching hold of the biggest Italian Mafia leader Capone by framing him for tax evasion.
A blockbuster career in accounting
A satisfying career in accounting is nothing less than a hit movie. Learn from these smart fictional characters and choose the right accounting courses through online certification training to get ahead of the competition!