Anthony Scaramucci Paid $100k to Appear in Film Wall Street 2, For 15 Seconds
Anthony Scaramucci once made a cameo in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, for which the Long Island-born hedge-funder turned White House communications director reportedly paid $100,000, according to the Daily Beast.
The notably drab sequel to the 1987 original, directed by the remarkably inconsistent Oliver Stone, starred Michael Douglas (reprising the role of Gordon Gekko) and a young Shia LaBeouf as the aspiring trader seeking to marry Gekko’s daughter, played by Carey Mulligan.
Per the Daily Beast, Scaramucci “pops up briefly in two interstitial scenes of Money Never Sleeps as an unnamed short seller working for Churchill Schwartz, the investment firm run by Brolin’s villain.”
In both of the scenes, presented in split-screen, Scaramucci is talking to clients by phone, and in the later one, at around the film’s 40-minute mark, he even appears to channel his new boss, using one of Trump’s favorite made-up words.
“Churchill Schwartz has a yuge position in this thing and I want to get you in that stock,” he says.
The Mooch was at the time best known as the founder of SkyBridge Capital, an investment firm managing billions in assets.
The Daily Beast notes that the two cameos, totaling less than 15 seconds, cost Scaramucci a pretty penny:
According to sources close to the production, in exchange for the cameos—and the SkyBridge Capital logo being displayed prominently during a charity gala sequence in the film—Scaramucci ponied up around $100,000.
There’s also a notable coincidence: the man who would hire Scaramucci to work in the White House seven-years later, now-President Donald Trump, also made a cameo in the celebrity-packed film — but his scene was cut from the final production.
Watch Scaramucci’s cameo above.
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