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Arthur Tressler

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Biographical information
Full Name
Arthur Tressler
Nickname(s)
Art
Gender
Male
Affiliations
Tressler Insurance
Occupation(s)
Insurance owner
Physical Description
Hair Color
Grey
Eye Color
Green
Personal Information
Family
Jasmine Tressler (wife)
Cushman Armitage (maternal uncle)
Walter Mabry (son)
Six sons
Friends
Enemies
Love Interest(s)
Jasmine Tressler (married)
Production Information
Portrayed By

Arthur Tressler is a character in Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2. He is portrayed by Michael Caine.

Biography Edit

History Edit

Arthur had a pet cat named Snuffles when he was young. He has an uncle named Cushman Armitage on his mother's side of his family. He is the owner of Tressler Insurance, the company responsible for not paying the claim for Lionel Shrike's death. He is married to Jasmine Tressler and is the father of Walter Mabry as well as six other sons.

Now You See Me Edit

Arthur becomes the benefactor of a group of magicians called the Four Horsemen. He attends their show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Horsemen announce that they are going to rob a bank. They choose a volunteer randomly from the audience. They ask the volunteer where his bank is and invite him to join them on the stage. While this happens, Horseman J. Daniel Atlas tells Arthur to stand up so he can thank him for sponsoring the Horsemen. Arthur then sits down to watch the Horsemen's trick.

The volunteer, Étienne Forcier, reaches the stage. The Horsemen give him a teleportation helmet and have him sign his name on a card. They tell him that they will teleport him to his bank. A teleporter then appears on the stage and Étienne steps up onto it. The teleporter is activated and Étienne disappears.

Video cameras on Étienne's helmet allow the audience to see him from inside the bank vault. He states that he sees stacks of euros on a table in the middle of vault. Étienne is instructed to put the card he signed and his ticket stub from the show in the center of the money pile. He is then told to press a button on the side of his helmet. The button activates an air duct that vacuums up the entire pile of money. The stolen money is showered onto the crowd as the bank employees discover that their safe is empty.

Ex-magician Thaddeus Bradley reveals how the Four Horsemen did their trick. The money was stolen some time before the show and the bank vault was actually located beneath the stage. The volunteer was not chosen at random; the Horsemen only manipulated the audience into thinking so.

While traveling to the location of their next show, Daniel attempts to use mentalism to learn about Arthur's past. He guesses that Arthur was a tough kid with a bulldog named Ben and an uncle called Paul Thompson. Arthur tells him he is wrong and gives him the correct information.

Arthur finds Thaddeus while he is filming a video. Arthur tries to bribe Thaddeus to make him stop revealing how the Four Horsemen do their tricks. Thaddeus refuses, and Arthur threatens to ruin his career. Arthur's demonstration of the threat however has Thaddeus warning him instead to be careful as it may be Arthur who will be ruined.

Arthur attends the Horsemen's show in New Orleans. For the finale, the Horsemen invite him onstage. They empty his bank account and distribute it to the audience that comprises people whose insurance claims had been denied or reduced by his company. Chaos erupts as the audience discovers the money in their bank accounts. The Horsemen leave, and Arthur attempts to chase after them only to realize he is chained to the stage.

After the events in New Orleans, Arthur hires Thaddeus to expose and humiliate the Four Horsemen in their next performance. Thaddeus fails to do so and instead is arrested after the Horsemen frame him as being involved in their scheme.

Now You See Me 2 Edit

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