Ever wondered what happens when Wall Street meets the gaming world? Well, wonder no more as Netflix recently released Dumb Money, a rollercoaster of a film directed by Craig Gillespie, on its platform! Based on the 2021 book The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich, this biographical comedy-drama chronicles the GameStop short squeeze that shook the stock world in January 2020.
Dumb Money is making waves with its star-studded cast! Join us as we break down the stellar lineup and the characters they bring to life in this must-watch comedy-drama, featuring Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, and Seth Rogen.
If you're scratching your head as to where you've seen these actors before, you're in the right place! But before we dive into the characters they portray, let's explore why Dumb Money is a film you won't want to miss! The plot of the movie revolves around the character of Keith Gill, played by Paul Dano, who is a regular guy who happens to sink all his life savings into the GameStop stock, changing his life and the lives of those who follow him on social media.
The film unfolds as a David vs. Goliath tale, a financial underdog story where everyday people flip the script on Wall Street and get rich -- until the billionaires fight back! The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:
"David vs. Goliath tale about everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (the video game store) into the world's hottest company."- IMDb
So now that we're all a little more all-versed in what the film is about, let's dive into the full cast list and the characters portrayed on screen and more below!
Dumb Money cast: Who do they portray?
Paul Dano as Keith Gill
Paul Dano plays Keith Gill, also known by his online alias "Roaring Kitty." Gill was an amateur investor who became famous for his investment in GameStop and his influence on the WallStreetBets subreddit.
You may recognise Paul from There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, or 12 Years a Slave.
Pete Davidson as Kevin Gill
Pete Davidson portrays Kevin Gill, Keith's brother. Kevin is depicted as a stoner who lives at home and starts a DoorDash delivery service using his brother's car.
You would have probably seen the former SNL star in The King of Staten Island, The Suicide Squad, or Bodies.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Steve Cohen
Vincent D'Onofrio takes on the role of Steve Cohen, a hedge fund manager in the film Dumb Money.
For those wondering where they recognize Vincent from, you may have seen him in Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil, or Jurassic World.
America Ferrera as Jenny
America Ferrera plays Jenny Campbell, a character based on real-life GameStop investors, primarily inspired by LA-based nurse Kim Campbell. Jenny is a character representing the retail investors from the Reddit community.
America is best known for being in Ugly Betty, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and the sensational Greta Gerwig Barbie movie.
Nick Offerman as Ken Griffin
Nick Offerman portrays Ken Griffin, the founder, CEO, and co-chief investment officer of Citadel LLC, a hedge fund manager with a significant role in the GameStop stock event.
You'll recognize Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation, The Founder, or Fargo.
Anthony Ramos as Marcos Garcia
Anthony Ramos plays Marcus Garcia, a fictional character who is a GameStop employee and investor in the company's stock.
You may recognise Anthony Ramos from his roles in In the Heights, Hamilton, or A Star Is Born.
Sebastian Stan as Vlad Tenev
Sebastian Stan portrays Vlad Tenev, the co-founder and CEO of the stock trading app Robinhood, who became a central figure in the GameStop stock saga.
You'll likely recognize Sebastian Stan from his projects like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I, Tonya, or Pam and Tommy.
Shailene Woodley as Caroline Gill
Shailene Woodley takes on the role of Caroline Gill, the wife of Keith Gill.
Shailene has starred in some major films and shows, so you'll likely recognize her from The Fault in Our Stars, Big Little Lies, or the Divergent movies.
Seth Rogen as Gabe Plotkin
Seth Rogen portrays Gabe Plotkin, the founder of Melvin Capital Management, who lost a significant amount of money due to the GameStop stock surge.
There's no way you'll be struggling to recognize this beloved stoner, Seth Rogen has been in some top-notch and unforgettable films such as Knocked Up, Superbad, and Pineapple Express.
Other actors to feature in the film, as per IMDb, include:
- Myha'la as Riri
- Talia Ryder as Harmony Williams
- Kate Burton as Elaine Gill
- Clancy Brown as Steve Gill
- Rushi Kota as Baiju Bhatt
- Larry Owens as Chris
- Dane DeHaan as Brad
- Olivia Thirlby as Yaara Plotkin
- Andrea Cárdenas as Roommate
Don't miss out on any of the fun! Watch Dumb Money on Netflix now!