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10 of the best… film and TV accountants

Author: ICAEW Insights

Published: 30 Mar 2022

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Popular culture may not always present the kindest stereotype of accountants, but there have been many memorable characters over the years. Here are some of our favourites.

1 Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck

Cher won an Oscar for her role in the 1987 New York-set romantic comedy Moonstruck. She stars as Loretta Castorini, a widowed accountant who falls for her new fiancé’s one-handed baker brother, played by Nicolas Cage.

2 Christian Wolff, The Accountant

Ben Affleck is a maths savant who has made a career out of un-cooking the books for a variety of criminal clients. Handily, he’s also had some serious military training, which comes in useful when he becomes a wanted man.

3 Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

Tim Robbins plays one of cinema’s best-loved financial figures in this 1994 classic. Wrongly imprisoned for murdering his wife, the former banker spends his time inside completing tax returns and laundering funds for the prison guards.

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