Lights! Camera! Taxes! The IRS's Star Turn

By Suzanne Woolley and Ben Steverman - 2013-03-27T17:11:31Z

Photograph by Columbia Pictures/Everett Collection

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'Ghostbusters' (1984)

The Nerd King of movie accountants is the Brylcreemed, high-water-track-suit-wearing Louis Tully (Rick Moranis). Tully throws a party for his fourth anniversary as an accountant and proudly tells guests, "I'm giving this whole party as a promotional expense -- that's why I invited clients instead of friends." No longer possessed by an ancient demon after the movie's climactic battle, he wakes up to the sight of marshmallow-covered Ghostbusters and displays an accountant's singular focus, asking: "Who does your taxes?"

Tax takeaway: Beneath those thick glasses may lie demons.

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