Actor Analysis 1-Fall 2019.docx - Jawad Chowdhury Susan G Reid THEA 4000 September 11th 2019 ACTOR ANALYSIS/PACKING Part One Given Circumstances Packing

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Jawad Chowdhury Susan G. Reid THEA 4000 September 11 th , 2019 ACTOR ANALYSIS/PACKING Part One : Given Circumstances/ Packing 1. Facts about the characters: 1.1. Gordon Gekko is one of the leading financiers in a Fortune 500 company based in Texas. 1.2. Gekko does not hesitate to use others for his personal gain. 1.3. He keeps his insider’s circle close 1.4. The intern (Sebastian Wolf, a.k.a Jeb) is fresh out of college and had been at the company as a nobody for 2 months until then. He is 24 years old. 1.5. Jeb is trying to his hardest to get a chance to work under Gekko as he idolizes him and wants to be famous, great and wealthy just like him 1.6. Gekko was a fan of cufflinks and often sleeked his hair back. It made him look older than he is. He is 32 years old. 1.7. Gekko values trust more than anything in the world.
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1.8. Gekko is aiming to buy a majority stake in his Fortune 500 company in order to promote himself to the Board of Directors to gain more wealth and autonomous power in the company. 1.9. Gekko favourite team is the New York Yankees. He is a fan of continued success as well as doing everything in your capability to remain at the top. (Yankees have a history of using underhanded tactics to secure the best players.) 1.10. Jeb currently lives under his famous father’s (Wolf Steel owner Robert Wolf) shadow. He is desperate to get out and make a name for himself 2. Facts about the time, place, and events surrounding this monologue/scene 2.1. Gekko is currently aiming to buy a majority stake in the ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team in order to promote himself to the Board of Directors to gain more wealth and autonomous power in the team. The NBA (National Basketball Association) has just come off its worst scandal in 25 years and the owners, expecting severe recession, are looking to sell. 2.2. Jeb currently lives under his famous father’s (Wolf Steel owner Robert Wolf) shadow. He is desperate to get out and make a name for himself. 2.3. Gekko is a fan of persistence and bravery, hence why he was interested in the intern in the first place. Jeb found an opportunity over two months to sneak into his office unannounced and tried to convince him using gifts to provide a chance to work with his idol, the legendary Gordon Gekko. Impressed, Gekko gave him an interview.
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2.4. Jeb stole his father’s prized possession, a pair of mahogany steel cufflinks given to his grandfather by Theodore Roosevelt after the Second World War.
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