Martin Scorsese’s, The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio, premiered on the 9th of December 2013. It’s a film about the extraordinary story of a trader who was worth millions at the age of only 27. Although many people didn’t realise it was the story of a real man, Jordan Belfort. He’s the real hero of the film having inspired this incredible success story that you just couldn’t invent.
The craziest part about Belfort’s story told in the film is that it is all true, this film uncovers footage previously unseen which reveals all the traders excesses. From his expensive yacht, his helicopter and the most incredible parties, we see first hand how Jordan Belfort recklessly spent the fortune he had accumulated.
In the 1990s Belfort was the incarnation of American success with all its excesses, sex, drugs and dollars galore. This incredible story was that of a New Yorker from a modest background who was to make hundreds of millions of dollars without having any qualifications. His only weapon was his remarkable charisma.