Charles Grodin as Jonathan Mardukas in “Midnight Run” (1988)

No one plays an accountant better than Charles Grodin. Mardukas (The Duke) is a mob accountant who is chased by a bounty hunter played by Robert DeNiro. Grodin is perfect as an accountant, especially the scene where he tells DeNiro, “If I were your accountant, I would strongly advise you against investing in a restaurant.” The beauty of this scene is that even though Mardukas is being held captive, he couldn’t help giving unsolicited financial advice.