The Wolf Of Wall Street: Behind the Scenes & Facts

Here is a list of behind-the-scenes photos and facts about the movie The Wolf Of Wall Street

Ridley Scott Almost Directed The Movie, With Brad Pitt Playing Belfort

Before Martin Scorsese became interested in the project, Empire Online reported that Ridley Scott was interested in directing an adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street with Brad Pitt playing Jordan Belfort. Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt both auditioned to play Donnie Azoff before Jonah Hill was cast.

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One Stunt Could Only Be Done Once

During the section of the movie where Belfort is out of his mind on Quaaludes, Scorsese and DiCaprio did some improvising. One of the things they improvised was Jordan opening his car door with his foot. However, DiCaprio hurt his back during that, so they could only film that stunt once.

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Jonah Hill Took A Pay Cut For The Opportunity To Work With Martin Scorsese

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Margot Robbie’s Nude Scene Was Her Own Idea

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Jonah Hill Put A Real Goldfish In His Mouth

Hill was dedicated to his craft and wanted to actually eat a real goldfish in the movie. However, animal cruelty laws on films prohibited him from doing that. Instead, Hill was only allowed to keep the goldfish in his mouth for three seconds under the watchful eyes of animal handlers.

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The Prop Cocaine Was Crushed Up Vitamin B

The Chest-Thumping Was Inspired By Matthew McConaughey’s Own Scene Preparation Ritual

One of the most iconic scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street sees Matthew McConaughey’s character thumping his chest and humming, which wasn’t in the script. In fact, it’s McConaughey’s own scene preparation ritual and he does it before every take. According to McConaughey in his Twitter-based series “McConaughey Takes,” Leonardo DiCaprio suggested including it in the movie and Scorsese decided to throw it in. Since this was just the second week of filming, DiCaprio claims it set the tone for the rest of the shoot.

The Real Jordan Belfort Appears In A Brief Role In The Film’s Final Scene

Jordan Belfort appears in the film’s final scene, introducing his cinema stand-in Leonardo DiCaprio. As accurately portrayed, Belfort is now a motivational speaker who previously served 22 months in federal prison for stock fraud.