Friday, April 18, 2014   

In ‘Wolf,’ DiCaprio captures Wall Street debauchery
(12-19 09:29)

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 39, plays convicted securities fraudster Jordan Belfort, in Wolf of Wall Street, which hosted its premiere Wednesday at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater.
The film is based on the life of cocaine-loving stock swindler Jordan Belfort, jailed in 2003 for 22 months for money laundering and securities fraud through his firm, Stratton Oakmont Inc in New York. The regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission came calling in 1998 and took him out of business.
The movie is directed by Martin Scorsese, who had earlier worked with DiCaprio in movies including 'The Departed,' which portrayed Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger, who was jailed for life for 11 murders. The judge called him 'depraved,' and the daughter of a victim called the Irish mobster a 'maggot.' He was also an informant for the FBI dealing with corrupt agents.
The movie opens in the US on Christmas Day. --The Standard


   
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