When Hollywood Imitates Wall Street

Five examples of actors trying to be as cool as bankers
January 17, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014)


Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort and Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer gives the film a 75% and an average user rating of 81%.

Jordan Belfort discovers his talents as a stockbroker, works the phones like no other, and becomes an overnight success. He quickly turns greedy and is tempted by the lavish lifestyle. Fraudulent trades become the norm and attracts the attention of the FBI. No further spoilers here. See it in theaters today.

Memorable Quote

Jordan Belfort: My name is Jordan Belfort. The year I turned 26, I made 49 million dollars, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.


The Wolf of Wall Street has been nominated for the 2014 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor In a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Directing, and Best Writing of Adapted Screenplay.

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