That's a big reason why there are very few heroic accountants in the movies (apart from, say, Ben Kingsley in "Schindler's List"). People who aren't good with numbers, like your average taxpayer and/or gangster, don't trust people who can balance the books, especially when they're telling us we owe more than we expected on Tax Day.

This natural aversion to number-crunching of any kind has led to one of Hollywood's most prevalent stereotypes: CPAs are either boring, cowardly nerds like Rick Moranis in "Ghostbusters," or dastardly backstabbers like Joe Pantoliano in "Bound."

As you recover from the pain of filing your taxes yet again, here's a little list of how Hollywood hates accountants even more than you do.

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