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Mr Potter In "It's A Wonderful Life" Is So Familiar But Why??

I can't put my finger on it...

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You remember Mr Potter from It's a Wonderful Life:

The mercenary balding businessman attempting to seize total power in Bedford Falls.
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The mercenary balding businessman attempting to seize total power in Bedford Falls.

He kind of reminds me of someone... but I can't put my finger on who.

He's got this unflattering, fluffy combover covering his balding scalp.

Hmm, yes, definitely recognise it from somewhere.
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Hmm, yes, definitely recognise it from somewhere.

And kitsch, over-the-top, gaudy taste in decor.

His office is decorated like a dictator's palace. Does it ring a bell at all?
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His office is decorated like a dictator's palace. Does it ring a bell at all?

He's extremely rich and greedy.

He can never have enough money, it's his entire raison d'être.
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He can never have enough money, it's his entire raison d'être.

And he's got strangely familar eyebrows.

They're arched and bushy – true villain's eyebrows. You know these eyebrows, but whose are they?
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They're arched and bushy – true villain's eyebrows. You know these eyebrows, but whose are they?

Look at his creepy, malevolent eyes.

They're all scrunched up and angry-looking. You've definitely seen them before somewhere.
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They're all scrunched up and angry-looking. You've definitely seen them before somewhere.

Not to mention his weird hands...

Weird hands. Hmmm.
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Weird hands. Hmmm.

He's extremely vain.

He has a portrait of himself hanging in his office. Who else would do that?? There's definitely someone, but who?
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He has a portrait of himself hanging in his office. Who else would do that?? There's definitely someone, but who?

He names everything after himself.

It's on the tip of your tongue.
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It's on the tip of your tongue.

Also, he's a president.

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Ugh, I dunno, it's probably no one. Just ignore me!