Betty Picks the Meanest Movie Bosses of All Time
A devil, a fashionista, a broker and more evil cinematic bigwigs that made us want to kiss our own boss!
After a long Memorial Day weekend we found it apropos to send you back into the office with an account of some seriously mean-spirited movie bosses. We hope it’ll add a little pep in your step for the upcoming work week.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some workplace sadism– and remember, you don’t really have it so bad!
Callous in Couture: Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) in The Devil Wears Prada.
While The Devil Wears Prada is fiction, it’s no secret that the onscreen Runway editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly, is based on the infamous “dragon lady” of Vogue, Anna Wintour. Miranda makes her staff cower in fear by simply entering the office building. She refers to anyone over a size four as “chubby,” while any heel less than four inches is a faux pas. Miranda’s declaration, “That’s all,” is her inexorable way of telling her assistant, Andrea, (Anne Hathaway) she’s through speaking with her. With a boss like her, who needs food or friends? Not that Andrea has time for either what with the 45 times a day Miranda calls her slave, er, assistant.
Memorable quote from Miranda Priestly: “Do you know why I hired you? I always hire the same girl- stylish, slender, of course… worships the magazine. But so often, they turn out to be- I don’t know- disappointing and, um… stupid. So you, with that impressive résumé and the big speech about your so-called work ethic- I, um- I thought you would be different. I said to myself, go ahead. Take a chance. Hire the smart, fat girl. I had hope. My G-d. I live on it. Anyway, you ended up disappointing me more than, um- more than any of the other silly girls.”