Does 'Wolf of Wall Street' Glorify Debauchery?
By DAVID WEINER
January 07, 2014
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street is heating up the box office, and also dividing audiences in terms of whether or not the wild scenes of decadence depicted in the film glorify the lifestyle of Leonardo DiCaprio's true-life character Jordan Belfort. Leo's co-star, Jonah Hill, weighs in on the controversy.
"I personally don’t agree with it," Jonah tells ET's Rocsi Diaz about the over-the-top drug use and hedonistic acts in the film, "but I also know that Martin Scorsese's my favorite filmmaker, and his movies, whether it's Raging Bull or Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, a lot of them have caused people to have different opinions and talk about what the film means, and I think that's part of what makes him a brilliant filmmaker, is that his films create conversations."
Belfort made just shy of a million a week as a wealthy stockbroker during the corporate-raiding '80s, living a life of hedonism and illegal money operations until the federal government finally caught up with him. Clocking in at three hours, there's more than a Wall Street corporate raider's share of indulgences to feast upon in Scorsese's new film that co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin and Kenneth Choi.
Watch the video for more with Jonah and his co-star Margot Robbie, who reveals the challenges of doing full-frontal nudity in front of Leo!