The Fabrice Tourre Venn Diagram (PICTURE)
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Ever since news broke that the SEC was charging Goldman Sachs with fraud for selling their clients assets they were betting against without disclosing as much, everyone has wondered: "Who is this Fabrice Tourre character?" Fabrice, a 31-year-old Goldman Sachs vice president, was instrumental to the deals now under scrutiny. He went to Stanford, has dubbed himself the "Fabulous Fab," and is French. Not much else is known about the mystery man who testified yesterday in front of the Senate without saying much. Well, we're here to fill in the blanks.
It's clear Tourre has a little charm, expensive suits, and a whopping lack of empathy--so Patrick Bateman is a natural fit in composing his character. He's been described as having a "goofy" sense of humor, is French, and thinks himself a ladies' man--hence Pepe le Pew. He's a grifter who looks like a tiny orphan, so the Artful Dodger's in there. He's a competitive French guy we think is douchey--so Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen's character in "Talladega Nights") made the cut. And, the final piece, Fabrice Fabrice--the Nick Kroll character who is a craft service coordinator for the "Oscar-winning" show "That's So Raven" and the most annoying person ever born.