Leonardo DiCaprio Inspired by Viral Video Star for "The Wolf of Wall Street": Watch Here!

Posted Monday February 10, 2014 10:00 PM GMT

Yoko Ono, Kate Moss, the Drunkest Guy in the World: All muses who have inspired some of the most popular artists of the modern age.

At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Leonardo DiCaprio divulged his viral video muse for "The Wolf of Wall Street."

In the movie, the 39-year-old actor plays Jordan Belofort, a stockbroker whose greed and excesses get out of hand.

For a particular substance-fueled scene, Leo tells Ninemsn, "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."

The video shows an extremely inebriated man losing practically all motor skills as he tries to get more beer from a convenience store.

Truly inspired, he continued, "It's not just the fact that he was sort of elasticated and trying to get [up], it was his motivation that was really intriguing. He had one singular goal, one that was to get a beer out of the 7-Eleven, and it took him a half an hour."


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