From 'Avatar' to 'Borat' and 'The Devil Wears Prada': A Look at All the Films Trump's Treasury Pick Steven Mnuchin Helped Finance

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Mnuchin came under the scrutiny of Senate Democrats on Thursday for his film financing operation, which has assisted in paying for more than 100 Hollywood movies over the last decade.

U.S. Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin's hedge fund has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in at least 116 Hollywood movies over the past decade, making him one of the most prolific film financiers in recent time.

He's been involved with Oscar contenders (Black Swan) and movies starring Hollywood's biggest actors, including outspoken Donald Trump critic Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada). He also had a hand in Avatar, which remains the top-grossing movie of all time. Dune, his film financing vehicle, suffered its shares of bombs, including Pan.

Mnuchin took a drubbing Thursday from Senate Democrats during his confirmation hearing. In his opening remarks, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) chided Mnuchin for using "tax tricks" to hide profits from Avatar and other investments in offshore accounts.

"I did not use a Cayman Island entity to avoid tax liability for myself," Mnuchin replied when asked whether he would support closing offshore tax loopholes and referring to his time running Dune Capital Management and the affiliated Dune Entertainment, which had a longtime co-financing pact with 20th Century Fox, home of Avatar. "The entity was set up to accommodate non-profit and pension funds. They followed the law."

In 2013, Mnuchin split with Fox and partnered with Brett Ratner and James Packer to form RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which has a slate deal with Warner Bros. (he has taken a executive producing credit on some of the RatPac-Dune pics, including Sully and Suicide Squad).

Mnuchin will resign as chairman of Dune Entertainment upon his confirmation, and will divest of any financial interest in Dune within 90 days and of any interest in RatPac-Dune within 120 days, according to documents filed with the Treasury Department's legal counsel. That means he will no longer be involved in upcoming titles including Wonder Woman, Justice League and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, but his Hollywood résumé hardly needs more padding, as evidenced below. 

RatPac-Dune Entertainment 

2016
Collateral Beauty
Rules Don't Apply
The Accountant
The Midnight Man
Storks
Sully
Suicide Squad
Lights Out
How to Be Single
The Legend of Tarzan
Central Intelligence
The Conjuring 2

Keanu
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Midnight Special
War
Dogs

2015
In the Heart of the Sea
Our Brand is Crisis
Pan
The Intern
Black Mass
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Vacation
Entourage
Mad Max: Fury Road
Get Hard
Run All Night
Jupiter Ascending

2014
American Sniper
Inherent Vice
Annabelle
This is Where I Leave You
Edge of Tomorrow
Godzilla
Winter's Tale
The Lego Movie

2013
Grudge Match
Gravity

Dune Entertainment

2013
A Good Day to Die Hard

2012
Parental Guidance
Hitchcock
Life of Pi
Lincoln
The Sessions
Chasing Mavericks
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Watch
Prometheus
The Three Stooges
This Means War
Chronicle


2011
We Bought a Zoo
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
The Descendants
The Big Year
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Monte Carlo
Mr. Popper's Penguins
X-Men: First Class
Water for Elephants
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

2010
127 Hours
Gulliver's Travels
Black Swan
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Love & Other Drugs
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Machete
Knight and Day
The A-Team
Marmaduke
Just Wright
Date Night
Our Family Wedding
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Tooth Fairy


2009
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Avatar
Whip It
Jennifer's Body
All About Steve
Post Grad
Aliens in the Attic
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Dragonball: Evolution
Bride Wars


2008
Max Payne
Meet Dave
The Happening
Jumper
27 Dresses
What Happens in Vegas
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Marley & Me
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
The Secret Life of Bees

2007
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Hitman
The Darjeeling Limited
Death Sentence
Live Free or Die Hard
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
The Hills Have Eyes II


2006
Night at the Museum
Eragon
A Good Year
Borat
John Tucker Must Die
The Devil Wears Prada
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties
X-Men: The Last Stand
The Sentinel
The Hills Have Eyes

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