Leonardo DiCaprio Discusses ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’


– OH! – FIRST OFF, I GOT TO SAY, I SAW SOME OF YOU GUYS DANCING
THERE, AND YOU GUYS
ARE ABSOLUTELY KILLING IT. – YEAH.
– CONGRATULATIONS. PRETTY AWESOME. [cheers and applause] – YOU–EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN
THE MOVIE, IF YOU’VE SEEN THE TRAILER, THEY SHOW A LITTLE BIT
OF HIM DANCING. YOU’RE A GREAT DANCER.
YOU ACTUALLY– THAT LITTLE SCENE
WHERE YOU’RE DANCING… – YEAH.
– YOU’RE A GOOD DANCER. – I USED TO BE A POP-LOCKER WHEN I WAS IN
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. – WERE YOU?
– YEAH. IT’S ACTUALLY
ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I DIDN’T GET AN AGENT,
BECAUSE I AUDITIONED, AND I HAD, LIKE,
A PUNK ROCK HAIRCUT, AND I DRESSED LIKE A LITTLE,
YOU KNOW, STREET DANCER, AND THEY REJECTED ME. AW… [laughter] – I DISAGREE WITH THAT,
BECAUSE I MET YOU– I THINK YOU WERE, LIKE,
16 YEARS OLD, AND YOU HAD JUST DONE
“THIS BOY’S LIFE,” WHICH WAS YOUR FIRST FILM,
REALLY. – IT WAS ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD,
RIGHT? I REMEMBER THAT. – YES, WE WERE AT
AN AFTER-PARTY AT, LIKE, THE CHINESE THEATRE
OR SOMETHING. [audience awwing] AND I’M TELLING YOU,
YOU WERE SO… [laughter] YOU TOLD ME–I JUST– I JUST WAS LISTENING
TO YOU TALK, AND I THOUGHT, “YOU ARE
SO SPECIAL AND CHARMING.” AND THEN YOU TOLD ME
YOU’D JUST FINISHED THAT FILM, AND I HAD NEVER SEEN YOU
IN ANYTHING, BUT I JUST KNEW
YOU WERE GONNA BE SOMEBODY BECAUSE YOU WERE SO CHARMING. THEN YOU DID
“WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE,” AND HE WAS AMAZING IN THAT. [cheers and applause] I FEEL LIKE
I DISCOVERED YOU. – YOU FEEL LIKE
YOU DISCOVERED– – I–I CLAIM STAKE
ON YOU. I THINK I’M RESPONSIBLE
FOR YOUR CAREER. – WELL, I… [laughter] I’VE ALWAYS BEEN
A BIG FAN OF YOURS… – WELL, THANK YOU.
– EVER SINCE I FIRST MET YOU. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
– THANK YOU. BUT REALLY, YOU’RE– I MEAN, AND THIS–
THIS PERFORMANCE IN THIS MOVIE IS, UM… I REALLY WANT TO SAY
IT’S YOUR BEST PERFORMANCE I’VE EVER SEEN.
– OH, THANK YOU. – AND YOU’VE DONE
SOME GREAT MOVIES. BUT IN THIS MOVIE,
YOUR PERFORMANCE IS OUTSTANDING. – THANK YOU. – AND YOU’RE NOMINATED
FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE. WELL-DESERVED. [cheers and applause] AND… [cheers and applause] YOU WERE THERE. I HOSTED THE OSCARS
IN 2007, AND YOU WERE THERE
IN THE FRONT ROW. YOU WERE NOMINATED
FOR “BLOOD DIAMOND.” I’M HOSTING AGAIN
THIS YEAR, AND I PRAY
I’M LOOKING OUT THERE AND SEEING YOU IN THE AUDIENCE
FOR THIS, BECAUSE YOU DESERVE
TO BE THERE. – YOU’RE VERY SWEET. – AND… OR JUST COME ANYWAY. – I MIGHT.
I MIGHT. – YEAH. EVEN IF YOU DON’T GET
NOMINATED– AS A SEAT-FILLER;
I JUST WANT TO SEE YOU THERE. – I LOVE THOSE SEAT-FILLERS.
– YEAH, JUST BE THERE. – LITERALLY, AS SOON
AS YOU LEAVE FOR THE BATHROOM, SOMEBODY JUST SCOOTS IN
AND GOES, “EXCUSE ME.” AND THEY SIT RIGHT DOWN.
– THEY’RE JUST RIGHT THERE. ALL DRESSED UP AND EVERYTHING.
ALL RIGHT, SO TELL EVERYBODY– THIS MOVIE–YOU PRODUCED IT
AS WELL, RIGHT? – YES. – SO YOU TOOK A LONG TIME
TO MAKE IT. – I’D BEEN–I WAS FASCINATED
BY THIS BOOK. I MEAN, JORDAN BELFORT
LOOKS AT THIS AS A CAUTIONARY TALE. HE’S SORT OF REFLECTING
ON HIS WILD, DEBAUCHEROUS, HEDONISTIC DAYS
ON WALL STREET, WHERE HE WAS, YOU KNOW, CONSUMED
BY GREED AND EXCESS. BUT HE WAS SO CANDID
AND HONEST ABOUT IT, AND I REALLY WANTED TO PUT THIS
UP ON SCREEN, ‘CAUSE IN A LOT OF WAYS,
IT FELT LIKE A REFLECTION OF THE TIME
THAT WE WERE LIVING IN. I MEAN, REALLY,
ANYTHING GOES IN THIS FILM. IT IS ABSOLUTELY WILD. AND, YOU KNOW, MARTIN SCORSESE
AND I DECIDED TO REALLY PULL NO PUNCHES
AND REALLY GO FOR IT. – YEAH, IT’S–
BUT I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING YOU SEE– AND WHEN YOU SEE THIS FILM,
IT’S– FIRST OF ALL, IT’S SO GOOD, AND YOU AND JONAH HILL
ARE GREAT TOGETHER, BUT THE SCENE WHEN
YOU TAKE “QUAHLUDES” AND– – QUAALUDES.
“QUAHLUDES” – I’M FROM NEW ORLEANS.
WE– [laughter] WE SAID “QUAHLUDES.” – [laughs] – BUT–I’M NOT KIDDING. I KNOW WHAT THEY’RE CALLED. [laughter] I’M FROM NEW ORLEANS. SO QUAALUDES– SO WHEN YOU TAKE
THE QUAALUDES AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR WAY
DOWN THE STEPS TO THE CAR, IT IS GENIUS
HOW YOU DO THAT. LIKE, AND HOW MANY TAKES
DID YOU HAVE TO DO? – GOD, WE WORKED ON
THAT WHOLE SEQUENCE FOR A WEEK. ONE OF MY FAVORITE SEQUENCES
IN “GOODFELLAS” IS WHERE RAY LIOTTA’S, LIKE,
SPINNING THE– MIXING THE MARINARA. HE’S DOING DRUGS. HE’S GOT THE HELICOPTERS
CIRCLING AROUND HIM. HIS NANNY
WANTS TO TAKE HER HAT, AND THE COPS
ARE COMING AFTER HIM. WE WANTED TO DO KIND OF A FILM
WITHIN A FILM, SO WE REALLY WORKED REALLY HARD
ON THIS QUAALUDE SEQUENCE WHERE, ESSENTIALLY, DONNIE
HAS A BOTCHED MONEY DEAL– WHO’S PLAYED BY JONAH HILL– AND TO APOLOGIZE
FOR THAT, HE GIVES ME THESE
INCREDIBLY POWERFUL QUAALUDES. I SIMULTANEOUSLY FIND OUT
THAT MY HOUSE IS BEING BUGGED BY THE FBI, AND I GOT
TO GET BACK HOME TO HIM, ‘CAUSE HE’S ON THE PHONE
WITH SWITZERLAND, AND IT TURNS INTO
THIS SORT OF INSANE SEQUENCE. AND IT WAS PROBABLY
THE MOST WILD THING I’VE EVER DONE
IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. JONAH HILL AND I LOOKED
AT EACH OTHER AND SAID, “HOW ARE ALLOWED TO DO THIS? HOW ARE ALLOWED TO GET PAID
TO DO THIS FOR A LIVING?” IT WAS JUST INSANE. – IT WAS–AND JUST TO TAKE
THAT MUCH TIME TO TRY TO CRAWL DOWN
STAIRS AND TO TRY TO OPEN A CAR DOOR
THAT OPENS UP… – MM-HMM. – AND FOR YOUR FOOT
TO GET CAUGHT ON THAT DOOR, EVERY– I MEAN,
THAT JUST WAS HILARIOUS. – I APPRECIATE THAT. I MEAN, I–
YOU KNOW, IT ALL RESULTED IN THIS INSANE SEQUENCE
AT THE END WHERE JONAH DECIDES TO STUFF HAM
INTO HIS MOUTH AS WELL, AND HE CRASHED INTO
A PLATE GLASS TABLE, AND WE WERE DOING
THIS CPR SEQUENCE, AND, YOU KNOW,
THE BIG CHALLENGE THAT DAY– WE HAD TO DO 70 TAKES BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T GET
THIS HAM TO STICK ON MY FACE. [laughter] AND THEY HAD TO PUT K-Y JELLY, AND THERE WAS LITERALLY
A GUY THERE BEHIND THIS GUY
WITH A PLASTIC SPOON JUST FLICKING HAM
ON MY FACE ALL DAY LONG AS I’M DOING
THIS INSANE SEQUENCE, BUT IT WAS–IT WAS ALMOST– IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST
SURREAL THINGS I’VE EVER DONE IN MY ENTIRE CAREER.

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  1. Anahit Melikian

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘one of my favorite artist

  2. Claire Gramelspacher

    Still mad that he didnโ€™t get an Oscar for โ€œWhatโ€™s Eating Gilbert Grape?โ€ but whatever he has one now.

  3. Sarvesh Parakh

    When you realise Leo and Johnny donโ€™t have an Oscar (at the time this video came out) , you start believing in dark politics!

  4. All Purpose

    Think about how famous Leo is. Everyone knows his face and name. Now most actors, that would be a problem. Not for him. He is so good, that when he is in a role, the audience literally forgets about how famous he is and only sees the character that he plays.

  5. Mc FISTO

    look how thoughtfull this man is. He gave ellen his left hand when she wished him good luck for the oskars but he is righthanded ellen is the left handed.

  6. Nicola Nicola

    Perhaps the powers that be are stopping him from getting those oscar's he so clearly deserves because he goes against the grain, hes trying to fight climate change and we all know that will affect a LOT of rich people who don't want to pay to reduce their waste and/or emit less fumes etc etc cos it's cheaper for them to just dump it into the sea or into the air.

  7. Bhavana Rai

    Either he gonna have a Oscar or not he would always be everyone's favourite ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜
    And the best part
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    Am also scorpion by zodiac like him ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  8. Triggaman

    The scene or "sequence" alone is worthy of 5 Oscars Leonardo is an unbelievable talent and we're lucky to be able to witness him in his prime

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