The Big Short Interview: Jeremy Strong and Hamish Linklater


In The Big Short, Steve Carell as the head of a hedge fund called FrontPoint is aided and abetted by three analysts who travel everywhere with him: Porter Collins (Hamish Linklater), Vinny Daniel (Jeremy Strong) and Danny Moses (Rafe Spall). These are the guys who crunch the numbers, do the research and ultimately warn Carell’s character, Mark Baum, that the kind of business they’re getting into — trades backed by bundles of shaky, liable to fail mortgages — is going to make them a lot of money but is also likely to wreak havoc on the economy.

Strong has an impressive rack of screen credits that includes roles in Black Mass, Selma, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln, while Linklater, who started out on the stage, has been seen in 42, Magic in the Moonlight, Battleship and the 2005 version of Fantastic Four.

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