The lure of money and power was tantalizingly dramatized in this 1987 tale of a young man (Charlie Sheen) tempted by wealth's corrupting influences. He goes toe-to-toe with financier Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), who proceeds to walk all over him. Gekko memorably defined a decade of excess by exclaiming, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit." Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor.