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Thaler was born in East Orange, New Jersey, the son of Roslyn (Melnikoff), a teacher, and Alan M. Thaler, who was an actuary at the Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey and born in Toronto His family is Jewish and he grew up with two younger brothers. He is married to France Leclerc, a former marketing professor. He has three children from ... See full bio »

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Nova Himself - University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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 2015 The Big Short
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Thaler's work even earned him a glamorous foray into the movie business when he made a cameo appearance, alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, in the 2015 movie 'The Big Short' about the credit and housing bubble collapse that led to the 2008 global financial crisis. In his cameo, he appeared in a scene alongside pop star Selena Gomez to explain the 'hot hand fallacy,' in which... See more »

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