The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical dark comedy movie which is directed by Martin Scorsese. This movie actually rest on the Jordan Belfort, Belfort’s bestselling memoir of the same name, which was published in 2008. Jordan R. Belfort is an American motivational speaker and former stockbroker. He spent 22 months in prison for the conviction of fraud crimes related to stock market manipulation.
The famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio is paying the main role as a Belfort. Along with director Martin Scorsese this movie is directed by Leonardo DiCaprio as well.
This film was big success it was nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, for Martin Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay for Winter, Best Actor for DiCaprio, and Best Supporting Actor for Hill. It has also been nominated for four BAFTAs, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. DiCaprio has bagged the award for the Best Actor-Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy in Golden Globe Award.
Apart from the success there is a bit controversy for this movie as well. The movie, The Wolf of Wall Street is banned in Malaysia and Nepal. The movie has also had the three scenes cut in India as well because of some objectionable scenes. Christian Mercuri, president of international at the film’s production company Red Granite has commented: “Some of the content in the film makes it difficult in certain territories where they have censorship and can even ban films. It certainly concerns us that anyone is cutting our film, but every territory is different… You try to make a film for a worldwide audience. This is a spectacular movie, all three hours of it. It’s a shame that certain countries don’t allow art to be screened in its entirety.”