5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' From Crushed Vitamin B To Huge Pay Cuts
Looking for a finance-themed movie to watch over the long weekend?
How about "The Wolf Of Wall Street," the Martin Scorsese directed black comedy drama starring Leo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who was charged with stock market manipulation and running a boiler room in conjunction with a penny stock scam.
Here are some fun facts about the film, courtesy of Tickld.com.
5 Fun Facts
- The actors made use of crushed B vitamins in scenes that involved cocaine snorting.
- Jonah Hill agreed to a drastic pay cut to work with Scorsese. He earned just $60,000 on the film, which is the Screen Actors Guild's minimum amount.
- Legendary director Steven Spielberg visited the set, and Scorsese insists Spielberg co-directed the "Steve Madden speech" scene. Speaking of Madden, the film accurately portrayed Belfort's firm, which took part in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHOO)'s initial public offering. However, Madden told Page Six he thought his character's portrayal was "too nerdy."
- The film grossed $392 million worldwide, Scorsese's highest grossing film ever.
- DiCaprio put dog food and chicken livers all over his feet and toes to get a dog to jump on him as part of a sex scene.
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