In the spring on 2009, we wondered if there was a connection between Warren Buffett and Carl Fredricksen, the fictional lead character of Disney/Pixar's Up.
But you have to admit that there's also some substantial resemblance between Carl and Buffett. (See photos below.)
Perhaps someone in Hollywood made the connection, because now Asner has been cast to play Buffett in the upcoming HBO movie version of Andrew Ross Sorkin's book on the financial crisis, Too Big to Fail.
The movie has assembled an all-star cast, including Paul Giamatti as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and James Woods as Lehman's Dick Fuld. (The New York Observer has conveniently assembled photos of the cast and the people they are portraying, for side-by-side comparisons.)