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December 24, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Think you already hate those Wall Street high rollers who took so many investors for a ride in the '90s? Just wait until Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and "The Wolf of Wall Street" are through with you. Man, does this movie have a savage bite. Yet it is such a kick to watch the filmmaker and the star in their fifth collaboration. They go at the black-hearted comedy full throttle, fully tanked and, for DiCaprio, full monty - almost. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The script by Terence Winter stays close to Jordan Belfort's audacious 2007 memoir of his highly leveraged life.
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February 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomber. According to Deadline Hollywood , Fox has acquired the rights to Marie Brenner's article and will develop it for Hill to portray Jewell, a security guard who was initially hailed as a hero after discovering a backpack bomb and helping to evacuate bystanders.
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February 1, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
He played the yacht captain warning Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort of "chop" in a surreal storm scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street. " He was the crinkled, shaggy haired assistant to Mayor Carmine Polito in the Oscar front-runner "American Hustle. " He played the life-on-track brother of Bradley Cooper's life-derailed character in "Silver Linings Playbook. " Shea Whigham is one of those actors whom you can easily miss until you realize you haven't missed him at all. Whigham has dozens of acting credits to his name, indie and big-budget films alike.
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February 1, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
He played the yacht captain warning Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort of "chop" in a surreal storm scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street. " He was the crinkled, shaggy haired assistant to Mayor Carmine Polito in the Oscar front-runner "American Hustle. " He played the life-on-track brother of Bradley Cooper's life-derailed character in "Silver Linings Playbook. " Shea Whigham is one of those actors whom you can easily miss until you realize you haven't missed him at all. Whigham has dozens of acting credits to his name, indie and big-budget films alike.
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January 11, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Never underestimate the power of a well-timed "just sayin'. " That was one of the lessons learned by Australian actress Margot Robbie while filming her career-making performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street. " Portraying the Brooklyn-born trophy wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's greedy corporate raider Jordan Belfort - in the $100-million, big-screen adaptation of Belfort's 2007 memoir of the same name - a casual suggestion by Robbie resulted in "Wolf's" most shocking scene.
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February 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomber. According to Deadline Hollywood , Fox has acquired the rights to Marie Brenner's article and will develop it for Hill to portray Jewell, a security guard who was initially hailed as a hero after discovering a backpack bomb and helping to evacuate bystanders.
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December 23, 2013 | By Terence Winter
Within the opening pages of Jordan Belfort's memoir, "The Wolf of Wall Street," I felt a certain familiarity; like him, I was always obsessed with becoming rich. During high school, I worked three part-time jobs simultaneously, delivering meat for the neighborhood butcher, working as a waiter at a local synagogue and on Sundays, waxing cars. To fuel my ambition, I'd wander the furniture department at Macy's, coveting the leather couches and Persian rugs I'd one day be able to afford.
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June 17, 2013 | By Celine Wright
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.
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January 12, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
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.
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June 19, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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.
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January 30, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
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.
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January 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Wolf of Wall Street" director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio will both have the chance to claim their very own Academy Award for best picture at this year's ceremony. On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it had determined the four producers who will represent the film in its bid for the Oscars' top prize: Scorsese, DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. PHOTOS: Oscars 2014 top nominees When the film was nominated for last Sunday's Producers Guild Awards, neither Scorsese nor DiCaprio was among the individual nominees.
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January 17, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Among the biggest mysteries before Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement was just how much, if at all, the film academy would embrace "The Wolf of Wall Street. " The film has been dogged by controversy since it began screening for audiences in early December, and its brash depictions of sex, drugs, greed and lifestyle excess were thought by some to be too rough for academy voters. Those concerns were put to rest when the film was nominated for best picture, along with nods for Martin Scorsese for director, Leonardo DiCaprio for lead actor, Jonah Hill for supporting actor and Terence Winter for adapted screenplay.
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January 16, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Representing one of the most heated Oscar races in years, the Academy Award lead actor nominees announced Thursday are Christian Bale for "American Hustle," Bruce Dern for "Nebraska," Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years a Slave" and Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club. " Competition in the category is so fierce that two of Hollywood's iconic leading men failed to earn nominations, despite giving performances widely regarded as among the finest in their careers: Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips" and Robert Redford in "All Is Lost.
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January 12, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
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.
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January 11, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Never underestimate the power of a well-timed "just sayin'. " That was one of the lessons learned by Australian actress Margot Robbie while filming her career-making performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street. " Portraying the Brooklyn-born trophy wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's greedy corporate raider Jordan Belfort - in the $100-million, big-screen adaptation of Belfort's 2007 memoir of the same name - a casual suggestion by Robbie resulted in "Wolf's" most shocking scene.
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January 17, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Among the biggest mysteries before Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement was just how much, if at all, the film academy would embrace "The Wolf of Wall Street. " The film has been dogged by controversy since it began screening for audiences in early December, and its brash depictions of sex, drugs, greed and lifestyle excess were thought by some to be too rough for academy voters. Those concerns were put to rest when the film was nominated for best picture, along with nods for Martin Scorsese for director, Leonardo DiCaprio for lead actor, Jonah Hill for supporting actor and Terence Winter for adapted screenplay.
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December 30, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Leonardo DiCaprio has followed the fortunes of his latest movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street," since it opened Christmas Day. The film, his fifth with director Martin Scorsese, is based on the autobiography of Jordan Belfort, a broker (played by DiCaprio) who made a fortune selling penny stocks and shamelessly indulged in a hedonistic lifestyle that might give Caligula pause. The movie's exhaustive depiction of Belfort's appetite for sex, drugs and money has divided audiences, to say the least.
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January 2, 2014 | By David Horsey
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.
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January 2, 2014 | By Hugh Hart
American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry. " Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his role as a Depression-era flimflam man in 1973's "The Sting," which won best picture. Now, five years after the century's biggest financial collapse, movies by Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and David O. Russell present a fresh crop of charismatic charlatans from the business world.
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