14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Wolf Of Wall Street

If you haven't already seen The Wolf Of Wall Street, you better go do so. Great film, highly entertaining, and here's some things about the movie that you might not already have known.

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

The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes involving cocaine. Although their noses felt uncomfortable, it gave them more energy to perform their scenes.

The chest beating and humming performed by Matthew McConaughey is actually a warming up ritual that he performs before acting. When Leonardo DiCaprio saw it he encouraged him to include it in their scene.


Jordan Belfort coached DiCaprio on his behaviour, especially instructing him in the various ways he had reacted to the Quaaludes he abused as well as his drugged confrontation with Danny Porush.

Margot Robbie has revealed that she accidentally slapped Leonardo DiCaprio more violently than she intended to while shooting a scene , she got a little lost in the moment and slapped his face and said "Fuck You", there was a stunned silence on the set and then all of them burst out laughing, but she feared that DiCaprio would sue her for it, she apologised, but he was impressed with her courage and asked her to hit him again.

During the kissing scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Joanna Lumley, Leonardo was so nervous that the scene required a reported 27 takes to get it right.


Footage of the real-life 1991 Hamptons beach party shown in the film, with Jordan Belfort and then-fiancée Nadine Caridi ("Naomi Belfort") can be found on YouTube. Forward to around .26 seconds.

Leonardo DiCaprio's dance scene was done on the spot but personally learned it by himself for decades.



When Jordan Belfort is interviewed by the FBI agents on his yacht, he hands one of them a list of guests at his wedding. The names on it are actual, real-life names of crew members that worked on the film.

Leonardo mentioned on The Ellen Show that during the Quaalude sequence it took them 70 takes just to get the ham to stick to his face. This was achieved by flicking the ham off of a spoon and using K Y jelly in order to make it sticky enough.

Blake Lively and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were considered to play Naomi.


Jonah Hill wore a prosthetic penis when Donnie sees Naomi while masturbating at the party. The surprised reactions from the actors and extras were genuine.

The way Hill tells it, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was on set the day the script called for him to eat a goldfish, that there were several goldfish, that he did in fact put them in his mouth, but that he never swallowed one. DiCaprio seems to remember it a bit differently: "I think PETA got very mad at him," he said, indicating Hill really swallowed the goldfish. "And the goldfish s--t in his mouth as well."

For all the laughs "Wolf" gets, it was never intended as a conventional comedy, DiCaprio said. "We approached this very much like any other film," he explained. "It became comedic because of the absurdity of these people's lives.



Kate Breslin

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