New Aristotle Onassis Film in the Works
The rumor mill has it that a new movie about Aristotle Onassis will start shooting late this year or early. It will have the great Al Pacino playing the Onassis. This brings up the question of who will play the young Onassis. Unfortunately, no details are available at this point in time but it is something to look forward to.
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
Just got an email from someone enrolled in the course that YouTube has the old 1988 film Onassis the Richest Man in the World. This one is based on the Peter Evans novel. It stars Raul Julia as the adult Aristotle Onassis with Anthony Quinn as his impossible to please father. Here’s the imdb page for it.
One of these days I will compile a list of the top 10 tycoon movies.
You can watch the film here.
How Aristotle Onassis Grew His Empire
There’s no such thing as too far. You understand? You push everything as far as you can. You push and you push and you push until it starts pushing back. And then you push some goddamn more. – Al Pacino
One of the most interesting tycoons you can read about is the Gatsby-like Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (1900- 1975). He was one of the most high profile people on the planet back in the 1960s and ‘70s. You could say that he was the Mick Jagger of the business world back then. The media covered not only his business life but his personal one as well, particularly his romantic affairs with famous actresses, models, opera divas, and a presidential widow.
Aristotle Onassis the Tycoon Who Bought a Country
Money won’t buy you happiness but it will get you the yacht that will allow you to pull up alongside of it and say “hello.” – David Lee Roth
Aristotle Onassis the Oil Tanker Tycoon
With few exceptions most of today’s Western billionaires aren’t the swashbuckling adventurers they once were. Most of the current crop are pretty nerdy geeks. It wasn’t always so. Back in the 1960s and and 70s, Aristotle Onassis was one of the most famous tycoons alive. He was as well known back then as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett are today. Marrying widow Jackie Kennedy fueled the controversy that followed him every where he went without let up. Onassis was a Greek who grew up in Turkey and built a huge fortune in the shipping industry after starting with next to nothing. Continue reading