“My Name is Not Gordon”

Speaking at a news conference yesterday urging the United States and other nations to ratify a nuclear test ban treaty, Michael Douglas was unexpectedly pressed to answer questions about the current financial turmoil shaking world markets by a reporter who apparently believed he was Gordon Gekko, the character he played in the 1987 film “Wall Street.”

According to the Associated Press, after world leaders at the news conference condemned the “boundless greed” of world markets, Douglas was asked to compare nuclear Armageddon with the “financial Armageddon on Wall Street.”

But the likening to Gekko did not end there, with a reporter asking: “Are you saying Gordon that greed is not good?”

“I’m not saying that,” Douglas replied. “And my name is not Gordon. He’s a character I played 20 years ago.”

Read the AP article