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Julie Andrews Admits She Was Too Stoned to Take on Wolf of Wall Street Role

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Julie Andrews Admits She Was Too Stoned to Take on Wolf of Wall Street Role
When one thinks of Julie Andrews, being stoned does not come to mind. She is the real Mary Poppins, after all. And she starred in the timeless family classic The Sound of Music. She is British acting royalty. And her presence is always welcome in any given movie. Though Martin Scorsese had to miss out on using her in his acclaimed masterpiece The Wolf of Wall Street. Because she was too high to accept the role.

Julie Andrews wasn't toking up on some good weed at the time. She actually got way too stoned on prescription drugs after she had surgery. The award-wining actress, who starred in The Princess Diaries opposite Anne Hathaway, is out promoting her new book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she opened up about missing out on Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.
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Julie Andrews Says She Turned Down Martin Scorsese On ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Because She Was “So Truly Stoned”

By all known accounts, Martin Scorsese doesn’t have any issues with his 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Nor should he. The film, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as sleazy businessman Jordan Belfort, ended up nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and currently stands as the filmmaker’s most successful box office release, earning almost $400 million worldwide. But for legendary actress Julie Andrews, Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” still stands as one of her biggest regrets.

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Tom Holland Celebrates ‘Spider-Man’ McU Return With Epic ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Speech

Tom Holland Celebrates ‘Spider-Man’ McU Return With Epic ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Speech
Tom Holland is reacting to the news that his Spider-Man character will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by letting Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” do all the talking. The 23-year-old actor uploaded a famous scene from Scorsese’s 2013 black comedy in which Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort addresses his employees and passionately screams he won’t be leaving the company. Referencing DiCaprio’s epic “Wall Street” rant makes it clear just how excited Holland is to be returning to the McU.

Disney and Sony jointly announced September 27 they reached a new deal to share Holland’s Spider-Man. The character will appear in a third movie set in the McU following “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The latter tentpole was released over the summer and earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

News of another Holland-starring “Spider-Man” movie in the McU is a welcome
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Here's the Scoop on the Real Women Who Inspired Hustlers

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What you probably already know: Hustlers is an incredible movie with an incredibly stacked cast. What you may not already know: Hustlers is actually based on a true story. Inspired by journalist Jessica Pressler's 2015 article published in The Cut, "The Hustlers at Scores," Hustlers closely follows the real-life hustle of Roselyn Keo and Samantha Barbash, who are fictionalized in the film as Dorothy/Destiny and Ramona Vega and played by Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, respectively. Together, the former strip club employees swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars out of Wall Street's (oftentimes married) elite with a plan that involved drugging strip club regulars, stealing their credit cards, and turning a huge profit. Even if the men realized what they had done, they would never file a formal complaint for fear their wives would find out about their late-night activities.

Rather than sleeping with clients themselves, Keo and Barbash
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‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Immersive Theater Experience Reveals London Venue

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Immersive theater and alternative cinema experiences have been all the rage in recent years thanks to canny producers such as Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema. The latest buzzed-about production in this space is based on a familiar Hollywood movie.

UK immersive theater experience The Wolf Of Wall Street will take place in a 2000 sq metre property in London’s financial district, it was revealed today.

The show, which is due to world-premiere this fall, will take place in a Liverpool Street location spanning four floors and 25 rooms decked out to represent the world of infamous 1990s New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose flamboyant life was depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s movie The Wolf Of Wall Street.

A cast of 16 will play multiple characters as featured in Belfort’s memoirs, from his Stratton Oakmont players to the FBI, placing audiences into a world of greed, power and excess.

Producers
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Movie Review – The Hummingbird Project (2018)

The Hummingbird Project, 2018.

Directed by Kim Nguyen.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Sarah Goldberg, Frank Shorpion, Johan Heldenbergh, and Kwasi Songui.

Synopsis:

Vincent Zaleski (Jesse Eisenberg) and his cousin, Anton Zaleski (Alexander Skarsgård) leave their jobs as high-frequency traders to lay a fibre-optic line across America that could make them millions.

Although at times it might lull the audience into a sense of ‘based on a true story’, The Hummingbird Project is surprisingly a work of fiction written by the film’s director, Kim Nguyen. Maybe it’s the social political commentary, or that it deals with trading and finance in a way that both The Wolf of Wall Street and The Social Network looked at in their own unique visions. If DiCaprio’s riotous Jordan Belfort was at the top of the money-making chain, the Zaleski cousins are somewhere near the bottom. As the pair
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The Mbti® Of Leonardo DiCaprio Characters

Over the course of his absolutely massive filmography, Leonardo DiCaprio has played some of the most iconic and recognizable characters to ever hit the big screen. From the impossibly controlled charisma of Frank Abagnale to the absolute insanity that was Jordan Belfort, it’s hard to tell where Dicaprio’s next role might take him. With the help of the Myer-Briggs® Type Index, let’s take a closer look into the various personalities that Dicaprio has brought to life over the course of his long career. Hopefully getting a better understanding of the character as well as the process Leo goes through when creating each character.

Related: Mbti® Of Legion Characters
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‘The Kleptocrats’ Review: Dirs. Sam Hobkinson & Havana Marking (2019) [Sydney]

The Kleptocrats Review: A case of life imitating art and art imitating life in this gripping documentary about Malaysia’s 1Mdb scandal and the Oscar-nominated film at its centre.

If you have watched Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and/or downloaded music tracks owned by Emi publishing – think Queen, Calvin Harris, Drake just to name a few – you have inadvertently contributed money to the world’s largest white-collar heist ever uncovered. A scam so pervasive that it spans from its origin in the highest echelon of the Malaysian government to international money laundering endeavours on the other side of the world.

The film begins at Red Granite’s Cannes Lions World Wide Event Management launch party in 2011, where celebrities such as Leo DiCaprio and Pharrell Williams watch on as Kanye West and Jamie Fox belt out their hit Gold Digger to an eager crowd. As one reporter states
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Sundance London 2019 Review – Animals

Animals, 2019.

Directed by Sophie Hyde

Starring Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy and Amy Molloy.

Synopsis:

Resisting the building urge to grow up, 30 year old Laura rockets between her old party animal lifestyle and her newly found, more mature, love affair.

Laura and her flatmate Tyler live from one night out to the next, barely making it out of bed in between. They are presumably the “Animals” from the title of Sophie Hyde’s film. But with the realisation that the last 10 years have been spent in this manner, and with nothing concrete to show for it, Laura begins to worry about the direction her life appears to be taking. Change brings new romance and conflict with Tyler, but you know what people say about what happens the more that things change?

From the off, Animals sets up two characters that seem so easy to fall into step with.
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The Wolf Of Wall Street: 10 Quotes We Can All Relate To

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is a darkly comic crime epic that tells the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s rise to power and fall from grace. While the movie opened to positive reviews, it was criticized by some viewers who felt that it glamorized Belfort’s white-collar criminal lifestyle.

Related: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Gets Banned & Censored Across The Globe

The film’s sense of humor and accurate depiction of Wall Street antics do make that lifestyle look fun. But ultimately, it all becomes too much. That’s the message – a life of excess, as the name would suggest, is too much to handle. Here are 10 Quotes From The Wolf Of Wall Street That We Can All Relate To.
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‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Heading To West End For New ‘Immersive Experience’

The Wolf Of Wall Street, the memoir by ‘90s New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, as depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie of the same name by Martin Scorsese, is heading to London in a brand new immersive production.

Credit: Photography by Michael Wharley. Design by Rebecca-Pitt

The world premiere production will plunge audiences into a world of greed, power and excess, bringing to life the highs and lows of Jordan Belfort’s millionaire lifestyle in a night of Class A entertainment. Adapted and directed by Alexander Wright (The Great Gatsby), the show will preview in a central London location, from 5 September 2019. Further casting and venue details will be announced in due course.

Jordan Belfort. Stock-market millionaire at 26. Federal convict at 36. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could.

Stratton Oakmont is hiring. The FBI is closing in. You
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Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Fest: 10 Things We Learned

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Fest: 10 Things We Learned
Film director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro have had one of the longest-lasting and critically renowned creative partnerships in all of American cinema. On Sunday, as part of the programming for the Tribeca Film Festival (which De Niro cofounded in 2002), the two of them sat down for a 90-minute discussion of Scorsese’s films at the Upper West Side’s Beacon Theatre.

Related: Martin Scorsese’s Music: An A to Z Guide to the Director’s Soundtracks

The duo discussed Scorsese’s film career and his upbringing, including
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Rob Gronkowski's Gf Camille Kostek Channels Margot Robbie In Sexy Shoot

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Rob Gronkowski's Gf Camille Kostek Channels Margot Robbie In Sexy Shoot
Here's a peek into Rob Gronkowski's retirement life -- Camille Kostek channeling Margot Robbie for sexy photo shoots -- and we gotta say, giving up being a Patriots star doesn't seem so bad!! Gronk's Gf threw on her best 'Wolf of Wall Street' costume for a smokin' hot photo sesh ... and if the pics come out as good as these vids -- they're gonna be great. Spoiler alert: That's gonna happen. Unclear what the
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Jordan Belfort Says College Admissions Scammers Tried to Recruit Him

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Jordan Belfort Says College Admissions Scammers Tried to Recruit Him
Jordan Belfort could have been linked to Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and the other parents caught up in the college bribery scandal ... but he didn't take the bait. The real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" was at Lax when we asked him about the admissions scandal involving schools like USC, Harvard, Yale, UCLA and Georgetown, and turns out ... he has a wild personal story about it. Belfort tells us his son was applying to Georgetown and somehow,
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'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort Applauds Manafort Getting Off Easy

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Trump campaign manager-turned federal con Paul Manafort's incredibly light prison sentence isn't as outrageous as many think ... at least according to Jordan Belfort, who knows plenty about prison. We got the real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Friday at Lax and he weighed in on a couple of big crime and punishment stories. Jordan, who himself was sentenced to almost 4 years, says it's pretty clear Manafort caught a break because he's an old man. As
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10 Forgotten Leonardo DiCaprio Roles

Leonardo DiCaprio has played a bunch of iconic, memorable characters over the years – Jordan Belfort, Howard Hughes, Romeo Montague, Billy Costigan, Jack Dawson, Arnie Grape, Frank Abagnale, Jr., Calvin Candie, Jay Gatsby, Hugh Glass, the list is endless – but his career hasn’t been without its weak spots.

Related: Leonardo DiCaprio Forced To Return Oscar (Not That One)

While he’s undeniably one of the greatest actors working today, no one can star in movies for over twenty years without having a few duds. Luckily for DiCaprio, he has such a high success rate with so few duds that his weaker performances are quickly forgotten about. Anyway, here are 10 Forgotten Leonardo DiCaprio Roles.
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Paramount Defeats 'Wolf of Wall Street' Libel Suit From Stratton Oakmont Alum

It took a while, but Paramount Pictures, Martin Scorsese's Sikelia Productions and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions have finally prevailed in a defamation lawsuit over Wolf of Wall Street brought by former Stratton Oakmont general counsel Andrew Greene. A summary judgment on Thursday takes up the issue of issue of "libel in fiction" and what plaintiffs need to show in dealing with movies that are based on real events but also dramatized.

The case has been pending for more than four years, after Greene sued over the Scorsese-directed movie about the rise and somewhat fall of Jordan Belfort, convicted ...
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Today in Movie Culture: Horror and the Suburbs, a Tribute to Guillermo del Toro and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day: Just because it's no longer Halloweentime doesn't mean we can't keep looking at horror movies. This Renegade Cut video essay explores the significance of the suburbs in scary movies:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why Pixar's Coco is the same movie as 1993's The Halloween Tree:    Movie Fact Check of the Day: Screen Rant compares Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street to the real story of Jordan Belfort:   Supercut of the Day: Cinema Electric compiled clips from some of the most iconic musicals of all time and set them to electro swing music:   Vintage Image of...
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Matthew McConaughey ‘Making Noises’ Supercut May Be the Best Thing You See All Day (Video)

Matthew McConaughey ‘Making Noises’ Supercut May Be the Best Thing You See All Day (Video)
Matthew McConaughey is essentially a human soundboard.

The actor’s verbal habits and smooth, sibilant ‘s’s have produced many impersonations. However, without uttering a word, McConaughey’s voice is recognizable even through his grunts, laughs and guttural hums.

YouTube channel “Owenergy” has collected clips of the actor just “making noises,” and mashed them together into a video totaling more than 10 glorious minutes of the actor. From his low, gravelly hums to his wailing screams, McConaughey showcases his vocal range beyond his signature catchphrase “Alright, alright alright” — of which the YouTuber has also created a compilation.

Also Read: Reminder: 'Titanic' Almost Starred Matthew McConaughey and Gwyneth Paltrow (Podcast)

The video also spans much of McConaughey’s filmography.

It shows clips from the actors’s rom-com days, including excerpts from “The Wedding Planner” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Additionally, the video features segments from gritty
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15 Interesting Facts about Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street was supposedly the true story of Jordan Belfort, an stockbroker that made his fortune by lying to people and swindling anyone that he could. Leonardo DiCaprio played a rather interesting version of the character and Margot Robbie was a stunning but very cold individual that complimented him quite nicely. It was a movie about some of the worst people in history and while some of it was made up a lot of it was unfortunately very true. Here are a few facts you might find interesting. There’s another story that tells how McConaughey started doing

15 Interesting Facts about Wolf of Wall Street
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