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'Rules Don't Apply': Mnuchin's Hollywood days
Steven Mnuchin was selected for Treasury Secretary because of his experience at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner for 17 years, and his work leading OneWest Bank, which bought the assets of failed IndyMac and was eventually itself purchased by CIT Group. But Mnuchin is also known in Hollywood as a "money man," a financier able to secure funding for movies, earning himself an executive producer credit in the process. Following are selected films from his many credits.
Our Brand Is Crisis
If Mnuchin had any hint he was going to enter politics, he probably wouldn't have bankrolled this film about a burnt-out political consultant (Sandra Bullock) who travels to South American to help resuscitate a candidate's flailing campaign. Mnuchin may have even felt like he was living out the film last year when he bankrolled Donald Trump's campaign. Like the movie, an unpredictable candidate is given no chance of winning — but manages to prevail anyway. And you have to admit, that title does seem to fit the current administration pretty well. This movie didn't score well with audiences, earning a low 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it's not exactly bad, either. Bullock is watchable, even if the film's finale seems tonally off from the rest of the film.