Leonardo DiCaprio: I Watched "Drunkest Guy" Video for "Wolf of Wall Street" Role
For his role in the forthcoming Martin Scorsese flick “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio had to figure out how to embody the mannerisms of a drug addict.
Seeking footage of someone under the influence of Quaaludes for a specific scene, the “Titanic” star looked no further than a viral video called “The Drunkest Guy in the World.”
DiCaprio explained, "We wanted the film to be this hallucinogenic ride, this roller coaster. That scene specifically was almost like a day in the life of two schnooks who took way too many drugs. To me, it was almost like a small film within the film. We kind of treated it that way."
"A lot of it came from me filming Jordan [Belfort, the man he portrayed in the flick] talking to me about what Quaaludes are like. I had him rolling around on the floor for me. That was very helpful.”
Leo added, "A lot of the research that I did really came from watching this one video on loop. It's called 'The Drunkest [Guy] in the World.' It's a man trying to get a beer, but his body doesn't quite [work]. That was a huge inspiration to me."
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