The Wolf of Wall Street based on the Belfort Memoir took actors to seemingly bizarre behavior and physical characteristics which led to numerous film and actor nominations. The talented and often sought after actors which starred in this certain to be deemed Wall Street classic willingly stepped beyond normal parameters to achieve greatness within their characters and the movie.
Matthew Mcconaughey Shares his Tribal Ritual
Added into one of the more memorable scenes in the Wolf of Wall Street was a common ritual that Matthew Mcconaughey performs regularly in preparation to filming any scene in any movie. Early on in the movie, Mcconaughey is seen in a Wall Restaurant humming and beating his chest. As it turns out, this wasn’t originally a scene and was only added after Leonardo DiCaprio convinced Martin Scorsese to add it into the scene. It became a memorable scene within several memorable and outlandish scenes.
Jonah Hill Uses Multiple Props, Makeup Tricks and Deep Emotion
Jonah Hill has always played solid roles with a slice of comic unpredictability, however for his supporting role in the Wolf of Wall Street, he dug deeper than past movies, had he failed, the part he was playing wouldn’t have been portrayed correctly. Jonah Hill stepped in front of the camera with false over sized teeth, slightly greasy skin and sudden curls.
In order to keep up an out of control drug induced persona, Jonah Hill had to dig deep and remain in an intense high strung state. The entire movie had him in constant motion and exhilaration, slowing only occasional to mimic a Quaalude trance that was a combination of zombie like movements with an inability to form actual words. It’s uncertain if any other actor could have pulled off Jonah Hills character portrayal.
The main antics that will certainly have Jonah Hill remembered in this particle movie character is his bizarre freak out in which he yanked a goldfish out of a fishbowl and was presumed to have swallowed it, his somewhat disgusting, yet funny prosthetic prop aided mid party masturbation scene and his Lemmon Quaalude incapacitated state which left him incapable of simple motor functions.
Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes the Wolf of Wall Street through Media Viewing
Typically Leonardo DiCaprio will prepare for his character movie roles through simple scene rehearsal and script memorization, however for the Wolf of Wall Street he had to spend an adequate amount of time studying a portrayal from Belfort on an intense Quaalude high. To gain even more realism, Leonardo DiCaprio studied a viral video of a drunk man who could no longer use motor skills.
The end result of concreting these images into his head was an ability to shoot a practically impossible scene. The scene portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio during a near Lemmon Quaalude overdose in which he had to crawl to his car and somehow drive to his house, he lost all ability to form words and was incapable of actually walking. It was a rather long scene that many would’ve been unable to pull off. Through in depth preparation, Leonardo DiCaprio was able to bring the Wolf of Wall Street straight to the Oscars.