With the rise of TV shows like million dollar listreal estate agents are now propelled into the limelight in leading roles.
However, Hollywood has a long history of highlighting the role of an agent with heroes and villains portrayed as real estate agents on the big screen.
Here are some of the most notable Hollywood real estate agents in history, recently featured on Inman.
1. Date (2010): Claire Foster
Claire and Phil Foster (Tina Fey and Steve Carell) are an ordinary suburban couple who, thanks to mistaken identity on their date, find themselves caught up in the world of mob bosses and corrupt cops.
Claire is also a real estate agent, and at the start of the film she is busy trying to show a couple through a house after seeing the price drop from $300,000 to $1.8 million.
2. I Love You, Dude (2009): Peter Klaven
I love you man follows Los Angeles-area agent Peter Klaven, played by Paul Rudd, as he tries to find male friends before his wedding.
Eventually, Peter Klaven makes a new friend (Jason Segel), who is secretly trying to win Rudd’s case.
Luckily, it all works out in the end, and Rudd sets up a number of home openings and battles with his colleagues.
3. American Beauty (1999): Carolyn Burnham
Annette Bening plays Carolyn Burnham in american beautythe second and most important real estate agent in history.
Bening’s performance captures a delicate balance between forced relentless ambition and suppressed desperation in the real estate industry.
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009): Stan Weasel
Wes Anderson’s first stop motion animated feature sees George Clooney’s Foxy Fox decide that he and his family need to get out of their fox hole and into a more impressive tree house.
They work with real estate agent Stan Weasel – a real weasel – who is voiced by Anderson.
Weasel shows Fox a house and clearly knows his stuff, running through a long list of features that include an “original dirt floor”, “good bark”, and a “skipping stone” hearth.
5. Beetlejuice (1998): Jane Butterfield
scary comedy beetle juice begins when real estate agent Jane Butterfield, played by actress Anne McEnroe, comes to Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis’ characters with an unsolicited offer to buy their home.
Davis and Baldwin’s characters reject the offer, but soon die and Butterfield ends up selling the house anyway.
6. Tom and Jerry (2021): Real Estate Rat
The 2021 adaptation of Tom and Jerry shows the titular mouse, Jerry, looking for an apartment with a rat who happens to be a real estate agent.
The rat remains anonymous onscreen, but in the credits he is identified as “real estate rat”. The part is small, but long enough to show the character as a scruffy character who knows what he’s doing.
seven. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992): George Aaronow
George Aaronow, played by Alan Arkin, is the least prominent of Glengarry Glen Ross’ four competing agents.
But given that everyone makes all kinds of professional and ethical mistakes, less screen time is probably a good thing.
8. American Beauty (1999): Buddy Kane
american beauty features two agents in prominent roles, the lesser of whom is Peter Gallagher’s Buddy Kane.
Although Kane is a secondary character, the audience learns that he is the biggest name in local real estate and is estranged from his wife because he is too focused on his career.
9. The Descendants (2011): Brian Speer
Brian Speer (Matthew Lillard) is the closest thing The descendants has an antagonist and is a real estate agent who had an affair with the wife of the film’s protagonist, George Clooney’s Matt King.
ten. 40 Carats (1973): Ann Stanley
In 40 caratAnn Stanley (Liv Ullmann) is a New York real estate agent who strikes up an affair with a much younger man while on vacation in Greece.
Later, she returns to New York and her work with high-end clients in Manhattan.