Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Emanuel Brothers

You should recognize the name Rahm Emanuel by now. He's about to be Obama's Chief of Staff. However, it wasn't until my friend Andrey started to tell me about his brother Ezekiel Emanuel that I realized how interesting of a family the Emanuel's are. 

Ezekiel EmanuelChair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University, and often writes about reforming our current health care system.

Ari Emanuel: Inspiration for the Character of Ari Gold on the show Entourage and Bob Odenkirk's character, Stevie Grant, on The Larry Sanders Show.
He represents Martin Scorsese, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Larry David, Michael Moore, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Sorkin, Mark Wahlberg and many more. 

For Entourage Fans: "The fictional Ari Gold's renegade style is, at least, based on fact: In March 1995, Emanuel and three other International Creative Management agents were caught plotting to start their own agency. When an assistant was discovered removing company files, ICM Chairman Jeff Berg promptly fired Emanuel. In what could have ruined any promising career, Emanuel went on to create his own boutique agency, Endeavor, now considered of the most powerful in Hollywood, with an estimated $100 million in revenue each year."
Rahm Emanuel: Former advisor to Bill Clinton and led the Democrats to take over the House in 2006 as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Inspiration for Bradley Whitford's character Josh Lyman on The West Wing

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