Jordan Belfort, aka the Wolf of Wall Street, hates it when people describe him as a criminal. “‘Convicted stock swindler’—it’s like it hurts my heart,” he says, practically shuddering. “I know it was true, but it’s not who I am. I say to my son, I say it to everybody who I try to mentor: We are not the mistakes of our past. We’re the resources and capabilities that we glean from our past. And it’s so true.” [BusinessWeek]
Madoff Aides Ask For Conviction To Be Overturned Because Prosecutor Made A Movie Reference
Among other things, but really, it's The Godfather reference that sticks in their craw.