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When Hollywood Imitates Wall Street

Five examples of actors trying to be as cool as bankers
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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.

 

Becca Lipman is Senior Editor for Wall Street & Technology. She writes in-depth news articles with a focus on big data and compliance in the capital markets. She regularly meets with information technology leaders and innovators and writes about cloud computing, datacenters, ... View Full Bio

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Becca L
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Becca L,
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1/22/2014 | 7:52:29 PM
re: When Hollywood Imitates Wall Street
Had to add this bit of advice from Business Insider:

"Bankers: First of all, don't cheer in a movie. It's weird. You can laugh, but no cheering. Second, guffawing while Leo attempts to evade federal indictment doesn't exactly help America's perception of your societal value."
Becca L
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Becca L,
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1/22/2014 | 7:48:22 PM
re: When Hollywood Imitates Wall Street
I also saw that on Business insider..

"When Belfort Gă÷ a drug addict who later attempts to remain sober Gă÷ rips up a couch cushion to get to his secret coke stash, there were cheers."

How assuring.

http://www.businessinsider.com...
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KBurger,
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1/17/2014 | 6:30:20 PM
re: When Hollywood Imitates Wall Street
I read an article about a screening of the film held downtown for a Wall Street (traders) audience. Evidently they cheered every dispicable & degenerate act portrayed on the screen. The reporter felt this response was more damning of the audience then the film itself. This is a movie where you can project whatever attitudes (greed is good/bad, yea free markets, sex drugs rock & roll, jail the bankers, or whatever) you have on to it.
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