The Worth cast includes Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan and Stanley Tucci. This info article contains minor spoilers for the 2021 Netflix movie directed by Sara Colangelo. Check out the Know the Cast section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.
Worth examines the logistics of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Michael Keaton stars as Kenneth Feinberg, a real-life lawyer who creates an analytical formula that will financially benefit 9/11 families. But as the character states at the beginning of the film, what’s the monetary value of a human life? Here’s every main performer in Worth, a September 2021 Netflix release.
Worth Cast: Michael Keaton as Kenneth Feinberg
Character Profile: The Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He develops a formula that does’t necessary factor in the specifics of each case. After receiving advice from one of his primary critics, Kenneth takes a more a nuanced approach and gains the trust of the people he’s trying to protect.
Keaton’s Resume: Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice (1988), Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989), Ray Nicolette in Jackie Brown (1997), Riggan in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Walter “Robby” Robinson in Spotlight (2015)
Worth Cast: Stanley Tucci as Charles Wolf
Character Profile: A New Yorker whose wife passed away on 9/11. He defends Kenneth at a public meeting but then challenges him about the formula specifics. Charles earns the support of Kenneth’s college, Priya, who was supposed to work with the man’s late wife at Kyle and MacAllan.
Tucci’s Resume: Dr. Abraham Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games Movie Franchise (2012-15), Herb Kazzaz in BoJack Horseman (2014-20), Mitchell Garabedian in Spotlight (2015), Tony Shaw in A Private War (2018)
Worth Cast: Amy Ryan as Camille Biros
Character Profile: Kenneth’s business partner. She pays close attention to the personal stories of 9/11 families. Camille understands the importance of the task at hand, but also realizes how crucial it is to assess the specifics of each case. Incidentally, she’s overjoyed when Kenneth changes his approach.
Ryan’s Resume: Beatrice “Beadie” Russell in The Wire (2003-08), Helene McCready in Gone Baby Gone(2007), Holly Flax in The Office (2008-11), Sylvia in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)(2014), Mari Gilbert in Lost Girls (2020)
Worth Cast: Tate Donovan as Lee Quinn
Character Profile: A lawyer who wants to organize a class action lawsuit with family members of 9/11 victims. He suggests that Kenneth’s plan will fail, and pressures him into giving up. Lee says too much, however, which prompts Keaton’s character to reassess his goals.
Donovan’s Resume: Joshua Burgin in Friends (1998), Hercules in Hercules (1998-99), Jimmy Cooper in The O.C. (2003-06), Bob Anders in Argo (2012), John Hammond in Respect (2021)
Worth Cast: Shunori Ramanthan as Priya Khundi
Character Profile: Kenneth’s recruit for the the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. She turned down a job offer from him in the past, and was supposed to begin a new position at the World Trade Center shortly after September 11. Priya attends a meeting for Charles’ group, and admits to herself that the work has become personal.
Ramanthan’s Resume: Young Fatima in Master of None (2015), Steph in Search Party (2017-20), Sumera in The Big Sick (2017), Stacy in Gypsy (2017), Allison in Jonathan (2018)
Worth Cast: Laura Benanti as Karen Abate
Character Profile: The widow of a 9/11 victim. She stuns Kenneth with a recollection of the day she lost her partner. Karen later discovers that her husband fathered two girls with another woman.
Benanti’s Resume: Beth Keller in Eli Stone (2008), Carol-Lynne Cunningham in The Playboy Club (2011), Shelby Shackelford in Royal Pains (2013), Alura Zor-El/Astra in Supergirl (2015-16), Katherine “Kiki” Hope in Gossip Girl (2021)
Worth Cast: Chris Tardio as Frank Donato
Character Profile: Laura’s brother-in-law. He urges her to consider a lawsuit, and knows that his brother fathered other children before his death. Frank feels guilty about the past, and wants all of his family members to be taken care of financially.
Tardio’s Resume: Sean Gismonte in The Sopranos (2000), Enormous Bobby in Analyze That (2002), Detective Blake in Daredevil (2015), Enzo in Younger (2016-), Danny Bianchi in Ray Donovan (2018-19)
The Worth cast also includes Marc Maron (WTF with Marc Maron, GLOW), Talia Balsam (Homeland, Mad Men), Victor Slezak (Treme, Hell on Wheels), Gayle Rankin (GLOW, The Greatest Showman), Catherine Curtin (Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things), Johanna Day (The Knick, Madame Secretary) and James Ciccone (The Deuce, The Irishman).
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