Facts About THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Are you a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio -or of Martin Scorsese – or even black comedies? Do you want to know everything – or most of everything – about Leonardo DiCaprio movies? Well, if yes, you’re gonna love this post because in this piece of article, I give you 10 interesting & exciting facts about THE WOLF OF WALL STREET starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Yesterday, a free preview was held for movie critics and award-jury who will announce the nominations for upcoming prominent awards. Was it a good watch? You bet it was. In fact, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is among the frontrunners for all the awards coming this season. Most importantly, it is now being said that it might grab a few Oscar 2014 Nominations as well.
These facts about THE WOLF OF WALL STREET are production hazards, pre-production hypes or post-production gimmicks. All in all, these exciting facts about THE WOLF OF WALL STREET are surely worth a read.
Here are 10 exciting facts about WOLF OF WALL STREET that you’d love to know about this Leonardo DiCaprio starrer.
#1. First things first: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is the fifth movie collaboration of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese – the actor-director-duo have previously worked together in Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Aviator.
#2. Despite his lover-repute in his early movies, Leonardo DiCaprio is considered a shy fella in Hollywood. For instance, for a kissing sequence in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET between him and Joanna Lumely, he was so nervous that it took 27 takes to finally get the scene right.
#3. Before the role of Leah Belfort – DiCaprion’s character’s wife – went to Christine Ebersole, it was first offered to actress Julie Andrews.
#4. On the very first day of filming of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, the handle of Leonardo DiCaprio’s briefcase broke which nearly caused an accident as a period car nearly hit DiCaprio.
#6. Interestingly, actors Chris Evans [ Captain America ] and Joseph Gordon-Levitt [ Don Jon, Incpetion ] both auditioned for a role in the movie – possibly the one which is played by Matthew McConaughey.
#7. There is scene in the movie in which Matthew McConaughey’s character’s daughter hums while beating his chest – McConaughey improvised the whole scene.
#8. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is the first movie directed by Martin Scorsese that was shot with anamorphic lenses [ specialty tools used to project images onto the camera ] since Bringing Out the De@d .
#9. A bunch of Hollywood starlets were auditioned for the role of Nadine including Blake Lively [ Gossip Girl ], Teresa Palmer, Amber Heard [ The Rum Diary ] and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The role finally went to Margot Robbie.
#10. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is the longest feature film directed by Martin Scorsese with respect to the run time. The run time of the movie is 165 minutes.
The Final One. Ridley Scott was offered the helm to direct THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – he was busy in other ventures so he opted out.
For all those don’t already know; Joel Belfort – the lead role played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie, on which the whole movie is based – was actually a convicted real-life-white-collar criminal who spent two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to excessive money-laundering and securities fraud.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is directed by Martin Scorsese, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Joanna Lumley and Margot Robbie in the prominent roles. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is scheduled to be released on Christmas – December 25th, 2013.
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