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Leonardo DiCaprio: Wolf of Wall Street doesn't condone crime

Leonardo DiCaprio: Wolf of Wall Street doesn't condone crime

Dec 31 2013, 4:16am CST | by

Leonardo DiCaprio insists 'The Wolf of Wall Street' doesn't condone an excessive, criminal lifestyle. The Oscar-nominated actor plays Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker convicted of fraud, in Martin...

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Wolf of Wall Street doesn't condone crime

Dec 31 2013, 4:16am CST | by

Leonardo DiCaprio insists 'The Wolf of Wall Street' doesn't condone an excessive, criminal lifestyle.

The Oscar-nominated actor plays Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker convicted of fraud, in Martin Scorsese's new drama, but the leading man - who also produced the film - doesn't think the flick glamourises Belfort's crimes, despite some criticism of the movie.

He told Variety: ''This film may be misunderstood by some; I hope people understand we're not condoning this behaviour, that we're indicting it.

''The book [of the same name] was a cautionary tale and if you sit through the end of the film, you'll realise what we're saying about these people and this world, because it's an intoxicating one.

''I think it's amazing somebody like Martin Scorsese is still making films that are vital and talked about, and have an element of controversy about them and are appealing to people of my generation. We grew up watching his films and he's still making stuff that's punk rock. It's an amazing achievement.''

The 39-year-old star also revealed he was inspired to play a corrupt Wall Street banker after the economic decline in 2008 and following public controversies such as the Madoff ponzi scheme scandal.

He said: ''The severe honesty in which Jordan Belfort portrayed a hedonistic time in his life on Wall Street ... it's rare when someone is unafraid to divulge how dark they went. With all these people on Wall Street who've screwed over so many people since 2008, I became obsessed with playing a character who made me understand the mentality and nature of the seduction of Wall Street and greed. I appreciated his honesty.''

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Christian Bale Signs to Play Steve Jobs for Aaron Sorkin

Oct 23 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Count this one as fact: Christian Bale has signed on to play the iconic founder of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs. The Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) written project will be helmed by Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire). “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting,” Sorkin told Bloomburg. Sorkin also promised that Bale will have to limber up verbally for th ...
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Aaron Sorkin Says Christian Bale Will Be in Every Frame of the Steve Jobs Film

Oct 23 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

We thought Christian Bale was a pretty solid choice to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s upcoming movie, but it turns out we weren’t half as excited as writer Aaron Sorkin is. Calling Bale “the best actor on the board in a certain age range,” Sorkin expressed his confidence that Bale would “crush it” as the late tech guru — in a role that is particularly difficult, and present in every single moment of the film. Hit the jump to read t ...
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Christian Bale Back In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic

Oct 23 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: Empire Online

UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin confirms his castingUPDATE: Bloomberg has talked to a highly-placed source (one Aaron Sorkin), who confirms Bale is aboard. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin says. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” You can see him use an extended sports metaphor in the Bloomberg video here. But we sort of wish he'd announced it like this.He was talked about back when ...
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Robin Thicke Throws A Divorce Party!

Oct 17 2014 1:56pm CDT | Source: celebtv

Guess Robin Thicke isn’t drowning in his sorrows. After his ex-wife Paula Patton filed for divorce, Thicke jumped back into the dating pool by throwing himself a divorce party. The shindig was held at his Los Angeles home and guess who made an appearance, Hollywood mega-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. So does that mean that his infamous Paula album was all a gimmick? We think so because it feels like it was just yesterday whe ...
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Titanic's Rose was Crazy and The Joker was in the Army? 5 Movie Theories that could change it all!

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Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Ready for 'Baywatch;' First Chilling 'American Sniper' Trailer

Oct 3 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: movies.com

Baywatch: A big-screen version of Baywatch, the TV show that became a smash in syndication in the 1990s, is moving forward with Dwayne Johnson "loosely attached." Sean Anders and John Morris (Horrible Bosses 2) are set to direct. Justin Malen has been hired to rewrite the script, which will evidently lean toward a comic take on the basic premise of Southern California lifeguards. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Steve Jobs: Leonardo DiCaprio, ...
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