reply to post by LDragonFire
The rich are rarely PORTRAYED as being hard working. They often publicise themselves as such however, which is entirely different. Most times you see
a rich guy in a movie, he is some paper shunting limp wrist, who would not know a hard days work if it got up and tore off his nose with one mighty
You NEVER see a rich guy in a movie, breaking his own back for the wage he earns, just ordering some other people around to do it for him. At best,
rich fellows in movies, TV shows, and so on, are organisers, not doers, and at worst they leech off of the expertise that they have available to them
through their employees, while taking all the credit for their efforts, and the lions share of the pay packet.
There are exceptions to that of course, the irrepressible Tony Stark of Iron Man fame, as played by Mr
Robert Downey JR, but the fact is that the character he plays is driven by super hero backstory, and his work ethic has more to do with self defence
and insulating himself and his people against danger, than it does to do with a good honest days pay for a good honest days work. He stays up days and
nights tinkering with his armour, because he has some unresolved issues stemming from his traumatic encounter with a brigade of sand dwelling
psychopaths, causing him to have a frenetic work rate and ethic!
That is hardly a good example, because let us face the facts here, the film in which this plays out, is based on a damned comic book! Smashing as it
is then, Iron Man cannot be used to illustrate a rich man working hard.
In fact, I would dearly love to see if there really is a film which cannot be said to be a fluff piece for the one percent, which actually depicts a
hard working rich man, and truly, I am not sure that such a thing exists in all the world.