Bernie Madoff’s look-alike lands film role

June 5th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI  

New York, June5 (ANI): It actually pays to be Bernie Madoff - ask Paul Cohen.

Jersey City resident Cohen read about a casting call for filmmaker Edmund Druilhet’s docudrama, “Madoff: Made Off With America” - and guess what - he got the spot, reports The New York Post.

The Forward reported yesterday that the role is the first for the 64-year-old.

Druilhet told the paper, “[Cohen] had the best lips. I have to say he stood out.”

Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff, an American former businessman and former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange, was convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme that has been called the largest investor fraud ever committed by a single person.

On March 12, 2009, Madoff pled guilty to an 11-count criminal complaint, admitting to defrauding thousands of investors. (ANI)

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