The 10 Most Persuasive Dudes in Movies

Sometimes it’s a persons looks that gets them ahead in life, sometimes it’s their money, and hey sometimes it’s their family. One skill a person can learn no matter how ugly, fat, stupid, or poor you are is the ability to persuasive. Imagine if you had the ability to be as smooth, charismatic, charming, and linguistically talented as some of the actors below:

Chris Gardner (Will Smith) in Pursuit of Happyness

Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) The Goods

Chris Varick (Vin Diesel) in Boiler Room

Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) in Tommy Boy

Blake (Alec Baldwin) in Glenngarry Glen Ross

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) in Jerry Maguire

Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckahart) in Thank You For Smoking

Joey O’Brien (Robin Williams) in Cadillac Man

Jim Young (Ben Affleck) in Boiler Room

Trent (Vince Vaughn) in Swingers

You can get used cars, stocks, or justย  pick up on girls, but learn the art of persuasive communication you’ll be able to anything you want ;).

10 thoughts on “The 10 Most Persuasive Dudes in Movies

  1. Brian

    Nice list AJ – you left out the big kahuna… Gordon Gekko…

    “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that 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.

    Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind.

    And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.”

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  2. AJ Kumar

    Oh yah, I never saw the entire movie, but I did see that famous seen of his. He's good no doubt, but I think his cool slick talking from this movie was better.

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  3. AJ Kumar

    For those of you who don't know… Juxtaposition is the act of positioning close together (or side by side) … I won't lie, I had to look that one up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. johnkooz

    Cool list, aj. An interesting post might be on if people have actually encountered people like the characters depicted in your ten clips — either in persuasive ability, income-earning ability, or similar style — IRL!

    Not much of a fan of some of the movies, but heck, Coffee is for Closers has got to be the best one IMHO out o that list. so funny.

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  5. Anonymous

    “juxtaposition, repetition, brevity, appeal to higher value” sounds interesting and good things to know to avoid persuasion haha.

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