In the movie, Johnson was portrayed by James Garner.
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Shearson merged with American Express in 1981 at which time he became President & Chief Operating Officer and in 1983 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
At age 36, Cohen was by far the youngest head of a major Wall Street firm.
Cohen was portrayed by Peter Riegert in the 1993 film Barbarians at the Gate depicting the RJR Nabisco buyout.
In 1991, Cohen founded the securities and asset management businesses of Republic National Bank of New York.
From November 1992 to May 1994, Cohen was Vice Chairman and a director of Republic New York. “Sandy” Weill (born March 16, 1933) is an American banker, financier and philanthropist.
He is a former chief executive and chairman of Citigroup. He also attended Peekskill Military Academy in Peekskill, New York, then enrolled at Cornell University where he was active in the Air Force ROTC and the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity.
He was extensively profiled in the book Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Wall Street Journal columnists and in the movie of the same name (see Barbarians at the Gate).
In 1988, Cohen was a key player in the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco.
Cohen and Shearson Lehman supported the company’s CEO F. Ultimately, Johnson and Cohen lost their bid for the company and RJR Nabisco was acquired by the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Today, Cohen serves as Chairman and CEO of Cowen Group, formerly known as Cowen & Company.
In 1978, Cohen left Shearson for one year to work for Edmond Safra at Republic New York Corporation and the Trade Development Bank before returning to Shearson in 1979.