Our top ten of the 2010s: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Dominic Lee praises Leonardo DiCaprio's performance as the protagonist of this hedonistic hit.

Dominic Lee
3rd December 2019

Fine Film Facts - The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Director(s): Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, Taxi Driver).

Writer(s): Terence Winter (screenplay). Based on the book of the same name by Jordan Belfort.

Certificate: 18.

Genre: Biography / Crime / Black Comedy

Main Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Inception) as Jordan Belfort, Jonah Hill (This Is The End, Django Unchained) as Donnie Azoff, Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, I Tonya) as Naomi LaPaglia and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Intersteller) as Mark Hanna

Distributor: Paramount Pictures.

Budget / Box Office: $100 million / $392 million.

Major Award(s): Nominated for 5 Oscars. Won 0. Nominated for 4 BAFTA Awards. Won 0.

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

When thinking of the greatest performances in film over the last decade, one in particular stood out.

Leonardo DiCaprio has graced the silver screen in a number of impressive pictures over the last ten years - including an Oscar winning performance in The Revenant (2015)- but the performance he’s best remembered for is arguably his role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

DiCaprio is sensational as Belfort who takes viewers through a series of emotions throughout the film. The Wolf of Wall Street is undeniably funny and the characters have incredible depth with Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie also contributing greatly. Whilst by no means a short watch, The Wolf of Wall Street never feels dragged out, as the story is well paced right to then end, seeing the progression of Belfort’s life from the bottom to the top - and then ultimately back to the bottom again.

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