Matt Damon to play Marc Rich in movie adaption of Glencore physical oil trading king

It's official. Hollywood is making a movie on Glencore founder, Marc Rich. Marc Rich was the most bad ass physical oil trader and one of the greatest businessmen to have ever existed. He did business with dictators, bribed politicians across the world, flew private jets with the Mossad helping him evade the US Authorities who wanted him for tax evasion. Some say he even hired prostitutes to make deals easier. He was a one man GDP and makes most kids with start-ups look cute today because Marc Rich built an empire like no other. From mines in Africa to oil from Iran, he had his foot in the door.

The legend will never die. He's long gone but worthy of a Hollywood movie. His presence can most effectively be felt through Glencore's activities today, a Fortune 500 goliath which used to be Marc Rich & Co.

For those of us in the physical oil trading industry or oil and gas, we all know and understand the value of a man like Marc Rich in the global economy. A gifted man whose presence had impact on thousands of lives indirectly.

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Jul 6, 2018 - 8:44pm
jackdonaghy26, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am sure they will add some stuff to make it more interesting to attract average (non- finance types) to the movies.

The Big Short and Margin Call were successful cause they took a interesting but obscure story and loaded it with namebrand actors/actresses and good writing. I am sure they same will happen here (they already got Damon).

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Jul 6, 2018 - 10:31pm
worklikeamachine, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Margin call would bore the shit out of most people, it was really nicely done but probably not appreciated by the average fast and furious crowd...Big Short did a decent job at trying to make the average person follow.

Finance movies are just harder to sell to the average person

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Jul 9, 2018 - 11:52pm
NineONine, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think that although it lacks that, his life was by no means dull. There's plenty of action that could be incorporated in describing his rise, peak, and eventual demise. However, it ultimately depends on the skill of the director. I see a lot of potential in the film, and with top-tier actors, I'm sure it will garner a fair amount of public attention.

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Jul 10, 2018 - 10:43pm
index, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dude don't be such a gatekeeping tool. The story has all of those things in spades.

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:26am
papertiger, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Like ? I read King Of Oil. All I see is he was a white collar criminal . He had a private jet.

All the typical hollywood razzmatazz like guns, fast cars, explosions seems to be missing.

Oil trading is a desk job if I'm not mistaken. Maybe the gurus can shed insight. Alex Beard, if you're reading this !

Jul 7, 2018 - 12:38am
Dances With Newfoundland, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"King of Oil," the book that the movie is based upon, is a fantastic read. It basically consists of 2 main parts: first recounts his rise from humble origins to becoming the king of oil while the second discusses the tax evasion case and its aftermath in great detail. The latter part is particularly interesting because it dispels the myths surrounding Clinton's pardon of Rich. The conventional wisdom is that Rich committed tax evasion and fled the country due to his greed and that Clinton's pardon was entirely opportunistic, not grounded in any merits of the case. We discover that the actual story was far more nuanced.

Jul 9, 2018 - 11:48pm
NineONine, what's your opinion? Comment below:

About time that Marc Rich got a film. Do you by any chance know the name of the movie and the release date? I'm excited to see it when it releases.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 7:06pm
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