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Steve Bannon: Hollywood’s Most Unlikely Player

President Trump's senior advisor found some success in the film and TV industries, but maybe not as much as he touted.

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Steve Bannon, senior adviser to the president and the former head of Breitbart News, has a rather unlikely past in Hollywood.

According to The New Yorker, Bannon initially moved to Hollywood for work—he was tasked with expanding Goldman Sachs’ entertainment business. But after doing some deals with major studios and breaking out on his own, Bannon began somewhat of a Hollywood player: A sharply dressed, fit, and fast-talking exec.

Steve Bannon's Baller Hollywood Past
Presidential advisor Steve Bannon during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February, 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The New Yorker ended up tracking down a number of people who worked with Bannon during his stint in Hollywood, including a man who approached him about making a movie on Reagan (he

ended up producing In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed) and a woman, whom he paired up to write screenplays with for a decade.

By the time he showed up in Washington, first in his role at Breitbart and later, heading up Donald Trump’s campaign, the sheen of Hollywood had gone away.

Read full story at The New Yorker