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

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

Photograph by Buena Vista Pictures/Everett Collection

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'The Royal Tenenbaums' (2001)

Danny Glover plays accountant Henry Sherman, one of the better-dressed CPAs in cinema. His marriage proposal to the mother of the Tenenbaum brood, Etheline (Angelica Huston) is, however, suitably awkward: "Apropos of my question regarding I-40 slash I-9 adjustments, um, it would probably be advantageous for your marital status to be legally established as single in light of the circumstances." Put that way, who could resist?

Tax takeaway: The motives of your accountant may not be completely pure.