The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who conned millions in
checks by posing as an airline pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Jeff Nathanson
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken,
Amy Adams, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, James Brolin
Based on the memoirs of Frank Abagnale Jr.
Oscar Nominations - Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), Best Original Score (John Williams)
Catch Me If You Can was a great film that featured stellar performances all around. Spielberg adapted the memoirs of the real life con-man into an amazing film, which glamorizes check fraud but also shows what happens when you bite off more than you can chew.
It's amazing how far Abagnale got, considering he was a minor at the time and he was figuring it out as he went along. DiCaprio plays Abagnale's cocky, headstrong younger self with vigor and pride, as a man who knows he's the best at what he does but regrets it in the end. How has this man not won an Oscar yet?