I watched the brillant Untouchables yesterday. This triggered the point about portryal of accountants by Holloywood. It is very poor in comparision to other professions/
Most accountants in the movies are either pathetic (think Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters) or despicable (Ed Begley Jr. as the sleazeball accountant who crosses a vengeful Roseanne Barr in She-Devil).
Other professions like, firefighters, doctors, and lawyers (Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning Erin Brockovich), get their fair share of heroic roles. But when it comes to accountants we are pushed aside.
The only time an accountant is depicted as a hero is when they are using their sneaky accounting techniques to steal from other criminals.
What has Hollywood and Monthy Python (had) against accountants? Why are accountants not portrayed in a better light?