The famous director Martin Scorsese is known for his crime-infused movies. Many times, his film’s plotlines deal with the mafia and mobs. Some of his hit crime drama films are “Casino”, “Uncut Gems” “Goodfellas”, “The Departed” and “The Card Counter”.
Today here we are gonna be talking about one globally hit movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,”. Well, the film is a bit vulgar and often bristled by the critics as well as by the audience. But it went on to be that year’s best commercially hit film.
This might be intriguing to many, the plotline of the film is based on a true story. It is based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort of the same name. He was jailed for fraud and other illegal practices, after getting out Belfort wrote the book.
Right after “The Wolf of Wall Street” book was published, it saw bigging war but in 2007 Leonardo DiCaprio partnered with Warner Bros. and won the bidding war at a $1 million payout. Later, Scorsese was invloued too.
In the initial stage, Scorsese was busy with some screenplay, and DiCaprio wanted him to be a part of the movie. But Warner Bros wasn’t interested in him. Fed up with the company’s action, Scorsese left the project and joined another project “Shutter Island.” Luckily this one also starred DiCaprio. Ridley Scott was on hold for the Wolf of Wall Street but with so much mess, Warner Bros. left the project for once, leaving the rights open again.
The film is not as real as the book. Belfort’s real facts could have been more vulgar and were not suitable to depict on screen. He told that the publisher Random House asked him to tone down some of his stories in order for them to get the green light. It has to be, someone who said at one point that he had 20 types of drugs and went to a person for fraud.
When writing his book, he used real names but for the film, most of the names were changed. This made Scorsese to be more artistic, plus many were hesitant regarding their name use in the movie. Particularly, Jonah Hill’s character “Donnie Azoff” is not actually a real person. It is based on the guy named Danny Porush, who threatened to sue the production house if his name gets used publicly.
While casting hill for the movie, he was dominating Hollywood. But he wasn’t paid like the successful male lead in the industry. Despite being the second lead, he got $60,000 for the movie. This is the maximum he will get as per the guidelines of SAG-AFTRA. Meanwhile, DiCaprio got $10 million.
Today, here we’ve gathered 15 best Wolf of Wall Street Quotes that will encourage you to not stop until you achieve your goal.
The Wolf of Wall Street Quotes
Rule number one: f**k what they think.― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“The easiest way to make money is -create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“If I earn a million dollars a week and the average American earns a thousand dollars a week, then when I spend twenty thousand dollars on something it’s the equivalent of the average American spending twenty dollars on something, right?”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“People don’t buy stock; it gets sold to them. Don’t ever forget that.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“I don’t think you’re cut out for this job. You look like a kid, and Wall Street’s no place for kids. It’s a place for killers. A place for mercenaries. So in that sense you’re lucky I’m not the one who does the hiring around here.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I have been a rich man and I have been a poor man.― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“Money is the tool, my child, not the mason; it can help you make acquaintances but not true friends; and it might buy you a life of leisure but not a life of peace.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“He was a complicated man, my father; a man of great mental capacity who was driven to succeed yet humbled into mediocrity by his own emotional limitations.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“It was as if I was bulletproof or something. How many times had I cheated death?”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“When it’s all said and done, it’s the energy we send out into the universe that often comes back to us. That’s a universal law, love.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“In retrospect, I remember feeling somewhat relieved – that the chaos and insanity would finally be behind me.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“Yeah, that’s right; money is the greatest single problem-solver known to man…”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
“97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up.”― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street