David O. Russell's American Hustle features a partially true story of another common con men trope: con artists working for the government. It's a star-studded affair, an awards show contender, and with a little time maybe we'll look back at Christian Bale's Irving Rosenfeld as another classic con man.
Either way, the con men movie genre has some real standout characters already, who bolster some tremendous films with varied approaches. As has been mentioned before, a good con man cons the mark but a great con man cons the audience.
Now it's your turn to sound off: Who are some of your favorite movie con men? Let us know in the comments below.
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