June 17, 2013 |
Leonardo DiCaprio couldn't quite give up the lavish lifestyle of Jay Gatsby. In the newly released trailer for "The Wolf of Wall Street," we see similar themes in the stories, though "Wolf" is set in the 1990s, about 70 years after the Roaring '20s world of "Gatsby. " The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, follows Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), a fast-talking money-hungry 26-year-old financier, who boldly says in the trailer, "The year I turned 26, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.
June 19, 2012 |
Cristin Milioti, the Tony Award-nominated leading lady of the musical romance "Once," could star in a not-so-sweet story on the big screen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Milioti reportedly is in talks join the cast of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," which chronicles the financial and personal rise and fall of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio). Milioti is being considered to play Belfort's first wife, an Italian American hairdresser heartbroken by her husband's infidelities.
January 12, 2014 |
Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for lead actor in a comedy or musical motion picture for his full-throttle performance as high-flying stockbroker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street. " "This is an incredible, incredible honor," said DiCaprio noting the other nominees as "my fellow comedians. " DiCaprio beat out Bruce Dern's turn as an aged curmudgeon in "Nebraska," Christian Bale's pudgy con man in "American Hustle," Joaquin Phoenix's futuristic lonely heart in "Her" and Oscar Isaac's downbeat folk singer in "Inside Llewyn Davis.
January 30, 2014 |
Driving to Silver Lake the other day to visit his father, Leonardo DiCaprio passed through the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, the neighborhood where he spent the first nine years of his life. Back then, DiCaprio says, he'd be in the car, riding to and from school, and see micro-skirted prostitutes on every corner. In the alleyway near his home, he'd occasionally notice people smoking crack and shooting heroin. "I try to tell my godson, who lives close to that area, what it was like, how there used to be a major prostitution ring on my street corner, crime and violence everywhere.
January 2, 2014 |
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are being accused of glamorizing a criminal in their new movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street” - a charge to which generations of actors and filmmakers could plead guilty. The criticisms began with an open letter to the film's director and leading man from Christina McDowell, the daughter of Tom Prousalis, an accomplice to Jordan Belfort, the con-man portrayed by DiCaprio in the movie. Belfort bilked millions of dollars from investors before getting caught, spending a short stint in prison and hitting it big with the memoir on which “The Wolf of Wall Street” is based.
September 11, 2013 |
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner -- better known as the pop star Sting -- will serve as the musical guest at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Art + Film Gala, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 2. As previously announced, the gala will honor artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Sting will perform at the gala dinner, which has become an annual fundraiser for the museum since its first edition in 2011. Past musical guests include Stevie Wonder and last year's Florence + The Machine.