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'The Wolf of Wall Street': Martin Scorsese crafts a tale of financial wrongdoing

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(Read caption) 'The Wolf of Wall Street' stars Jonah Hill (l.) and Leonardo DiCaprio (r.).

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese reunite for the film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which was released on Dec. 25.

“Wolf” is based on the memoir of the same title by former stockbroker Jordan Belfort. DiCaprio stars as Jordan, who experiences a meteoric rise to success but soon finds himself in trouble with the government. The real Belfort went to jail for almost two years for crimes related to stock market manipulation. The film co-stars actors including Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, and Christine Ebersole.

The movie is DiCaprio’s fifth collaboration with Scorsese and the film is already gaining awards buzz, having earned a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes as well as a Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy nod for DiCaprio.

 

Hill told the Wall Street Journal it was nervewracking at first to work with a director and actor like Scorsese and DiCaprio who know each other so well.

“The first couple days of rehearsal were extremely, extremely intimidating," he said. "I definitely felt like I was invading somebody else's space. To watch a director and an actor have the connection that Marty and Leo have is unlike anything I've ever seen."

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