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 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.
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.
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.
January 21, 2014 |
"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.