NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It takes a special kind of narcissist to want to be Gordon Gekko, but a stable of criminal misanthropes to inspire the Wall Street character's existence.Friday's release of that film's 23-years-overdue sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, reacquaints America with Gekko, one of its most famous modern caricatures -- the archetypal cutthroat corporate raider and embodiment of 1980s excess. Director Oliver Stone assembled Gekko from elements of his own personality and those of of Creative Artists Agency founder and former Disney (DIS - Get Report) exec Michael Ovitz, former corporate raider and current art patron Asher Edelman and investor/financier Carl Icahn. Yet none of those people spent a day in prison, never mind the more than two decades Gekko spends in the clink for insider trading between the first film and the sequel.
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