Thursday, July 26, 2007

Best Mentoring Pairs in TV and Film

Mentoring is not only popular in companies and associations, it also makes for a great theme in films and television. Peer Resources has compiled a fun, comprehensive "Hall of Fame" list of fictional mentoring relationships.

Do you remember any of these?

Rounders - 1998 motion picture, directed by John Dahl. John Turturro's character Joey Knish mentors Matt Damon's Mike McDermott.

Donnie Brasco - 1997 film. Al Pacino as Lefty Ruggiero mentors Johnny Depp as Donnie Brasco.

Malcolm X - 1992, Spike Lee film. Albert Hall as Baines mentors Malcolm X played by Denzel Washington.

Wall Street - 1987, Oliver Stone film. Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko mentors Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen.

Back to the Future III
- 1990, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett L. Doc Brown mentors Marty McFly played by Michael J. Fox.

About A Boy - 2002 film by Chris and Paul Weitz with Hugh Grant as Will Freeman mentoring (and saving the day for) misfit Marcus played by Nicholas Hoult.

And do you remember that on TV Show Friends, Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Krudow guitar mentors Joey Tribbiani played by Matt LeBlanc?

In total, the website lists about 150 different mentoring pairs.


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