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Martin Byrde, Ozark (portrayed by Jason Bateman)
In some ways, Martin Byrde resembles what many see as the typical financial advisor: He’s a little nerdy, he loves business, he’s great with numbers and he seems dedicated to his clients. In saying that, his main client is a Mexican drug lord, so it’s difficult to know if he genuinely cares about helping the murderous kingpin launder his dirty money, or if he’s just doing it because he fears for his life (likely, a bit of both). Unlike the characters in other films, Byrde doesn’t flaunt his wealth — he’s downright cheap in some scenes — but he still has that same reckless abandon seen in other fictional advisors. If Byrde used his intellect for good, he’d probably have a healthy book of business.


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