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Watch Exclusive 'American Hustle' Character Sketches (Video)

5. American Hustle
Columbia Pictures

Get an inside look at the characters in David O. Russell's tale of flamboyant con artists embroiled in a complex corruption crackdown.

The Hollywood Reporter's Instagram account previewed five exclusive sketches of American Hustle's lead characters.

Watch the brief clips below from the ensemble of David O. Russell's tale, featuring flamboyant con artists embroiled in a complex corruption crackdown.

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Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner)

“He’s principled, he’s self righteous, he’s a lover, he’s a communicator,” revealed Renner.  

Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams)

“She’s only adapting and becoming what she thinks she needs to in order to survive,” explained Adams.

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Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper)

“Richie is explosive, dangerous, and at the same time, very vulnerable and child-like," said Cooper.

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Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale)

“In search of this bigger truth, he’s willing to tell as many lies as he has to,” explained Bale.

Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence)

“She is very manipulative -- but in her mind, it is in order to do the right thing,” said Lawrence.