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The Wild True Story That Inspired The Wolf Of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese, with Leonardo DiCaprio as his leading man, broke his own Guinness World Record for cinematic use of the f-word with "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Scorsese’s film "Casino" had previously set the record in 1995, but "The Wolf of Wall Street" eclipsed its 422 F-bombs with a whopping 506 of them.
Donnie Azoff
Jonah Hill's character, Donnie Azoff, is loosely based on Belfort's business partner, Danny Porush. He wasn’t involved in the making of the movie.
Though Porush has called Belfort's book "a distant relative of the truth," he himself married a not-so-distant relative: his own first cousin.
The Office
In the film, Belfort psyches up his stockbrokers in the office with shenanigans and the words, "This right here is the land of opportunity. Stratton Oakmont is America!"
In Belfort's America, money can buy anything and everyone. Sex workers were charged to the company credit card, and Porush says they paid an employee $10,000 to shave her head.
Forbes Profile
The movie shows Forbes Magazine visiting the offices of Stratton Oakmont to do a profile on Belfort, which winds up being "a total f***ing hatchet job" in his eyes.
Journalist Roula Khalaf’s article indeed claimed Belfort sounded “like a kind of twisted Robin Hood, who takes from the rich and gives to himself and his merry band of brokers."
Per CNN, Belfort came up with the nickname “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Porush disputed that anyone at Stratton Oakmont ever called Belfort that.
It would appear that rather than being incensed at his lupine nickname, Belfort anointed it himself as a bit of self-promotion.