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Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the ...

Director: Adam McKay
Writer: Charles Randolph (screenplay by), Adam McKay (screenplay by), Michael Lewis (based upon the book by)
Production: Paramount Pictures
Year: 2015
MetaScore: 81/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 23 Dec 2015
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 79 nominations.

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Jared Vennett - Ryan Gosling
Lewis Ranieri - Rudy Eisenzopf
Fund Manager - Casey Groves
Lewis Bond Trader - Charlie Talbert
Lewis Bond Trader - Harold Gervais
Exotic Dancer - Maria Frangos
Michael Burry - Christian Bale
Analyst - Hunter Burke
Michael Burry's Mom - Shauna Rappold
Michael Burry's Dad - Brandon Stacy
Young Michael Burry - Aiden Flowers
Paul Baum - Peter Epstein
Therapy Businessman - Anthony Marble
Therapy Businessman - Silas Cooper
Mark Baum - Steve Carell
Therapist - Leslie Castay
Burry's Analyst - Andrew Farrier
Lawrence Fields - Tracy Letts
Lawrence Fields' Assistant - Ingrid Steed
Goldman Sachs Sales Rep (Lucy) - Vanessa Cloke
Mark Baum's Mom - Carrie Lazar
Cynthia Baum - Marisa Tomei
Man Stealing Cab - Mychael Bates
Goldman Sachs Quant (Deeb) - Rajeev Jacob
Deutsche Sales Rep - Jay Potter
Deutsche Sales Rep - Garrett Hines
Trader at Night Club - Ryan Broussard
Kathy Tao - Adepero Oduye
Danny Moses - Rafe Spall
Porter Collins - Hamish Linklater
Vinny Daniel - Jeremy Strong
Jared's Assistant (Chris) - Jeffry Griffin
Ted Jiang - Stanley Wong
Anthony Bourdain - Anthony Bourdain
Charlie Geller - John Magaro
Jamie Shipley - Finn Wittrock
Banker at Goldman Sachs (as Joseph Brooks) - Joey Brooks
B of A Lobby Security - Colette Divine
Ben Rickert - Brad Pitt
Tattooed Renter - Oscar Gale
Tattooed Man's Son - Cayden Arthur Miscally
Burry's Assistant - Dave Davis
Martin Blaine - Wayne Pére
Real Estate Agent - Kate Blumberg
Real Estate Agent - Billy Slaughter
Mortgage Broker - Max Greenfield
Mortgage Broker - Billy Magnussen
Florida Strip Club Dancer - Heighlen Boyd
Noah (as Ilan Srulovicz) - Ilan Muallem
Georgia Hale - Melissa Leo
Rich Bear Rep (Matt) - Jay Jablonski
Second Bear Rep (as Blaine Kern) - Blaine Kern III
Option One CEO - Al Sapienza
Merrill Lynch Rep - Marcus Lyle Brown
Doug from Goldman Sachs - Tyler Kunkle
Montage Lehman Rep - Elliott Grey
Montage Goldman Sachs Rep - Jason Bayle
Mr. Chau - Byron Mann
Richard Thaler - Richard Thaler
Woman in Glasses - Sophie Lee
Businessman at Casino - Michael Aaron Santos
Guy in Game Jersey - David Kallaway
Woman at Casino - Sharon Landry
Fields' Lawyer - James Yeargain
Casey - Lyle Brocato
Front Point Receptionist - Kelly Lind
Angry Guy on the Phone - Michael Brooks
Diner Waitress - Lyndsay Kimball
Spin Class Instructor - Robyn Wholey
Pub Goer - David Wyman
Pub Goer - Peter Anderson
Deutsche Auditorium Host - Lara Grice
Bruce Miller - Tony Bentley
Banker in Deutsche Auditorium - Michael Kives
Lehman Executive - Jack Millard
Seminar Leader - John Neisler
35 to 1 Guy - Michael Joseph Varino
Cab Driver - Joel Diggs
Banker 1979 - Michael J. Stein
News Reporter - Logan Crawford
Lehman Employee - Tim Wilson
Michael Burry's Wife - Jae Suh Park
Nicolas Burry - Colin Lawless
Hotel Guest / Business Professional - Deborah Alcorn
Bonds Trader - Dennis Alcorn
Clothing Boutique Clerk - Andrea Vittoria Alvarado
Swimmer - Sue-Lynn Ansari
Self (archive footage) - Lance Armstrong
Casino Patron - James Howard Askin
Woman at Party - Nicole Barré
Analyst / Silicon Valley Manager / International Traveller - Nazeema Bartek
Deutsche Sales Rep in VIP - Seth Barthelemy
Silicon Valley Hedge Fund Manager - Tony Beard
Investment Banker - Eric Berris
Casino Patron - Jaclyn Bethany
Self (archive footage) - Michael Bloomberg
Self (archive footage) - Barry Bonds
Banker - Emily Bossak
Pilot / Analyst - Rusty Bourg
Caesars Palace Manager - Allen Bracken
Deutsche Bank Rep - Shannon Brokaw
Restaurant Diner (New Orleans) / Banker - Christopher Terrell Brown
Financial Planner - David Cleveland Brown
Analyst - Tom Bui
Man Accepting Beer - Michael Burry
Self (archive footage) - George W. Bush
Strip Club Patron - Brady Calhoun
Wall Street Journal Reporter - Jeff Caperton
Girl Kissing in Nightclub - Kayla Carraway
Realtor - Ron Centanni
Trade Show Attendee / Investor - Carl A. Chauvin
Deutsche PR Person - Lindsay Clift
JP Morgan Employee - Richard R. Corapi
Yellow Hummer Driver - Timothy Cornelius
Self (archive footage) - Jim Cramer
Maverick (archive footage) - Tom Cruise
Self (archive footage) - Tim DeLaughter
Casino Patron - James Donald
Lehman Executive - Saliyl Dotson
Casino High Roller Gambler - Divine Prince Ty Emmecca
Lawyer - Mark Falvo
Caesar's Palace Pool Girl - Sara Finley
Miami Tourist - Tahseen Ghauri
Selena Gomez - Selena Gomez
Hedge Fund Manager - Scott Gray
Analysts - Joshua Guidry
Businessman - Christopher Gulas
Swimmer - Scott Gulino
Business Man - Gene Kevin Hames Jr.
Investor - Candice Harrison
Casino Patron - Jon Hartley
Casino Patron / Pool Party goer - Dominique Hayes
Banker In Club - John Henry
Club Dancer - Julia Holt
Josh Medak - Banker - Nick Hwang
Blackjack player - Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson
Bank of America Executive - Alicia Davis Johnson
Casino Girl - Allyson Leigh Jordan
Mortgage Broker - Donald M. Krause
Journalist - Jenny Lacey
Blackjack Player / Convention Delegate - Cynthia LeBlanc
Convention Delegate / Strip Club Drunk / Blackjack Player - Elton LeBlanc
Goldman Sachs Executive - Justin Lebrun
Front Point Receptionist - Juliet Reeves London
Lawyer - Judd Lormand
Self (archive footage) - Ludacris
Casino Security - Mino Mackic
Banker - Tracy B. Mann
Ceasar's Palace Pool Girl - Candace McAdams
Business Executive - Mike R. Moreau
Banking Professional - Landa Morland
Background - Fernando Nava
Bond Trader - Jay Oliver
Casino Patron - Robert Pekel
Nightclub Lady - Hannah Jacole Powell-Yost
Self (archive footage) - Ronald Reagan
Bond Trader - Gus Rhodes
Margot Robbie - Margot Robbie
Analyst / Investment Banker - Michael Rollins
WAMU banker at casino - Mark Roman
Bond Trader - Robin Sarraille
Business Man - William Schaff
Cocktail Waitress / Dancer - Kristen Scott
Self (archive footage) - Tupac Shakur
Barclays Bank Professional - Delia Sheppard
Lehman Brothers Banker - Paula Shreve
'Enya video' couple - Paul Sigrist
Sales Manager - Sarah Ellis Smith
Self (archive footage) - Snoop Dogg
Self (archive footage) - Britney Spears
Office Worker - Anne Speed
Seminar Greeter - Staci Roberts Steele
Bond Trader - Sean Stevens
Banker - Jack Teague
Bond Trader - John Teal Jr.
Trader - Jim Templar
Analyst - Daryl Thibodaux
Investor - Michelle Torres
Bond Trader - Bob Walker
Crying Lehmann Bros employee - Darly Wayne
Banking Professional - Anna Wendt
Banker / Airport Passenger - Christina Michelle Williams
Self (archive footage) - Pharrell Williams
Mortgage Broker - Jesse Yarborough