“Still, give them to me young, hungry, and stupid. And in no time, I will make them rich.” – The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street, a film about the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort and the greed of Wall Street. Scorsese brought this story to life with an A list cast and the magic that only Marty can bring the big screen. Enjoy these behind the scenes facts about The Wolf of Wall Street.
28. Jonah Hill’s stubbornness
While casting for Donnie Azoff, Martin Scorsese requested a meeting with Jonah Hill, but Jonah insisted on auditioning for the part. It was the actor’s first audition in about six years.
27. Ditch the robe
Originally, Martin Scorsese offered Margot Robbie to wear a robe in the seduction scene between her and Leonardo DiCaprio, but she insisted on doing it nude (a first in her career) to stay true to her character, saying: “The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world.”
26. All about the Benjamins
The Wolf of Wall Street grossed $392 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of Scorsese’s career so far.
25. Wait, what?
Martin Scorsese admitted that some of the editing in the film was intentionally flawed. The scenes where characters get high, and then the following ‘come down’ scenes lack logical flow and continuity.
24. Mmm, Mmm
The scene with Matthew McConaughey’s chest beating and humming was actually improvised; it’s a bit the actor performs as a warm-up before filming. Leonardo DiCaprio liked the idea so much, he insisted it’d be included in the film.
23. Pay to play
Leonardo DiCaprio was paid $25 million for his role in the film, which was a quarter of the overall budget.
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