If you have yet to see Leonardo DiCaprio’s interpretation of Jordan Belfort in The Wolf Of Wall Street, then you are in for a nice surprise. The movie’s cast is so well put together and the film itself is a stellar look into those crooks that make up Wall Street traders. It was at times obviously reminiscent of the movie Boiler Room, but then it took off in its own direction — and that was very well played.
Leonardo likens to the movie’s filming to that of “organized chaos”. In case you may have missed it, Leo’s portrayal of Belfort earned him a Best Actor nomination at the BAFTAs on Sunday night. He attributes his ability to explore the role in-depth to director Martin Scorcese.
In a new interview, he explained, “Martin Scorcese really created this set in a really specific way, it was like organized chaos. So we were all kind of living in a giant bosch painting. It was like the modern day Roman empire. We wanted to make a portrait of our culture today. So it’s really thanks to him and this character really took on the life of its own.”
He continued, “The truth is I was lucky enough to do one film with him and five is beyond my wildest dreams. He really has the finger on the pulse of our culture and he says something about humanity with his film-making.”
With regard to the award nomination, he added, “I don’t predict any of these things and have no idea what’s going to happen, but to be here with a film like this that takes a lot of chances is an amazing feeling. This is really the second film in my career I got behind and did everything to get made.”