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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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Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning and Zoe Saldana Join ‘Live By Night’ Cast

Sep 4 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: slash film

Before being cast in Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck was firming up a plan to direct a new Dennis Lehane adaptation, Live By Night. The Batman gig didn’t kill off the Lehane movie, however. Live By Night was only delayed, and now Affleck is moving forward with the project once more. Three women – Sienna Miller (above, in The Girl), Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning — are now set to play the primary female roles in the ...
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The Dark Inker: Amazing Picture From Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York

Aug 24 2014 7:37pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Commissioned prints are all the rage these days as collectors get more specific and more discerning about what they collect. Flat files are filling up and wall space in homes are maxed out so if you can get your favorite artist to do a special print JUST the way you want it, then A-MEN!Detail shot by The Dark InkerSuch was the case for Poster Posse member, The Dark Inker. He was approached to do a print for Martin Scorsese’s 2002 feature, “Gangs Of New York.” This violent, ...
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B Grade For ‘Turtles’ – What CinemaScores Mean And Why Exit Polling Matters

Aug 9 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: Deadline

This weekend, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is opening strong with a possible $65M+ three-day haul … and a B CinemaScore while The Hundred-Foot Journey is opening in fourth place .. but with an A CinemaScore from its core audience. If you look at the breakdowns — and this was not provided to Deadline by CinemaScore — Turtles garnered an A from those under 18 and a C+ from the 25-to-35 year olds who grew up watching the Turtles on Saturday morning car ...
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Selena Gomez Relives Her Sweet 16 in a Fancy Ballerina Costume—See Her Cute Style!

Jul 24 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: eonline

Unless the dress code for Leonardo DiCaprio's French fete was, "baby ballerina chic," Selena Gomez is awkwardly dressed.  Not only did the Getaw ...
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