The best lines in biopics about the world of business
The business world, money, and innovation have always been fascinating to filmmakers. That’s why businessmen, their trials, tribulations and crazy antics are often the subjects of big Hollywood movies. Here’s our Top 5 of the best lines in biopics about the world of business
1. “Drop the ‘The’, just ‘Facebook’ !” – Sean Parker: That’s the infamous advice Sean Parker, founder of music sharing website Napster, gave to Mark Zuckerberg right before Facebook’s official start in the movie The Social Network.
It’s clear today that Mr Parker knew what he was talking about: can you imagine saying « Are you on The Facebook? » ?!
2. “McDonald’s can be the new American church, and it ain’t just open on Sundays, boys” – Ray Kroc : In The Founder, the mighty Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton, is all about persistence. That quality alongside some clever business tricks helped him take over the restaurant founded by the McDonald brothers in the early 60’s once he started to believe that the little chapel on the side of the road could become the future of fast-food.
3. “There’s no nobility in poverty” – Jordan Belfort: In The Wolf Of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the famously venal Jordan Belfort. Based on the trader-entrepreneur’s life story, Leo starts his most memorable speech with this brief but precious, spot-on yet dismissive sentence before sending his devoted staff into a frenzy with the remaining of his talk.
4. “Never speak, on my behalf, about my business, again” – Joy Mangano: In Joy, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Joy Mangano, a single mom of two children who invents the self-wringing plastic mop « Miracle Pop ». As a woman evolving in man-dominated industries, this creative mind won’t let anybody speak about what’s hers without her approval.
5. “I don’t think there’s one word that can describe a man’s life” – Charles Foster Kane: For his iconic Charles Foster Kane character and his tragic destiny, Orson Welles took inspiration in the story of William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). Indeed their paths and fates are very similar. In the movie, every character give a very distinct description of the press tycon