The Big Short


Michael Lewis

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Porter Collins Character Analysis

Porter Collins is an ex-Olympic oarsman and another member of the FrontPoint Partners team with Steve Eisman, Vinny Daniel, and Danny Moses. He is a team player who admired Eisman’s work before FrontPoint, and his intense experience as an Olympian allows him to be a level head on the team: at one point he tries to talk Danny down when Danny thinks he’s having a heart attack (which turns out to only be a panic attack).
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Porter Collins Character Timeline in The Big Short

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Chapter 1
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...unusual style attracts a certain type of person. Vinny comes to FrontPoint Partners right away. Porter Collins , a former Olympic oarsman who previously worked with Eisman, also comes. Finally, there’s Danny... (full context)