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Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Back On With 2015 Release Planned

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 2:31 PM
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Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film “The Revenant”
Even though we were a little bummed by the word that Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" won't be premiering at Cannes, another piece of news has buoyed our spirits. You may have forgotten, but way back in 2011, Iñárritu was attached to direct "The Revenant" with Leonardo DiCaprio slated to star (Sean Penn was also linked). Not much else was heard after that, but the project is now fully back on.

Martin Scorsese Says He Was Prepared For 'Wolf of Wall Street’ Controversy; Investment Banker Sues Filmmakers

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 20, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Paramount’s push for Oscar gold with “The Wolf of Wall Street” has led its central team — Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill — into the press melee to talk up the film’s many aspects. It’s a two-sided coin: they have plenty to praise but also plenty to defend, as more voices from Jordan Belfort’s past crop up to criticize the film’s immersive depiction of the New York stockbroker.

Leonardo DiCaprio Talks His Work With Martin Scorsese, Says He Wants More Movies Like 'Wolf Of Wall Street' & More

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • February 14, 2014 11:02 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
“We got hipsters in the house!” This phrase makes even less sense now than when I heard Leonardo DiCaprio say it last night at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, where hundreds braved the horrendous weather to hear him talk about his decade-long partnership with director Martin Scorsese. The panel, which included longtime Scorsese editor Thelma Schoonmaker along with screenwriter Terence Winter, was part of a two-day series highlighting all five films Scorsese and DiCaprio have collaborated on. As for the hipster comment, Leo had just asked those in the audience whether they had already seen "The Wolf of Wall Street," one of the most divisive films of 2013.

Like A Wolf: Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' To Star In 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2014 3:30 PM
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Leonardo DiCaprio Hocus Pocus
While "Titanic" is generally understood as the movie that launched Leonardo DiCaprio into the stratosphere, he had to make a few career moves to get there first. "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries" and "Romeo + Juliet" paved the way, but how would have things gone if he had done "Hocus Pocus"?

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Duo Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Re-Team For Story Of Falsely Accused ’96 Olympics Bomber

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 4, 2014 1:53 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
It felt inevitable. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio seemed to really hit it off on Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” In countless interviews Hill regaled journos with stories of working with DiCaprio (and how they messed with each other on set physically, especially during drug sequences), but for all their jokes and gags, the feeling of respect seemed very mutual. “Jonah Hill is probably one of the greatest improvisers I’ve ever worked with. He’s completely fearless standing in front of a group of people, coming up with incredibly spontaneous, brilliant dialogue,” DiCaprio told the WSJ said of his co-star.

Oscars: The Best Underrated Performances Of The 2014 Actor & Actress Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 3, 2014 1:47 PM
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Underrated Performances, 2014 Actor & Actress Nominees
The trouble with awards season, especially when it comes to actors who often attract nominations, is that there's a risk that it delegitimizes their work if it doesn't get recognized. If Meryl Streep, say, has countless nominations, than there could be a temptation to think of her performances in less awards-friendly fare as "lesser" work, whereas in fact, the opposite can be true—even in films that are of otherwise questionable quality, the actors can still give remarkable performances.

Watch: Jonah Hill's Spoof Of Spike Jonze's 'Her' From 'Saturday Night Live'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2014 10:27 AM
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Me, Jonah Hill, SNL Spoof
The spoofs keeping rolling in for "Her," with the man/machine romance sparking some fun takes on the movie. So far, we've seen what Samantha sounds like as voiced by Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as watched the parody sequel, "Him." Now comes yet another riff on the movie entitled, "Me."

Watch: All 522 F-Bombs From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' In 4-Minutes Plus New Red Band Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 4:30 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Of the many illustrious accomplishments achieved by Martin Scorsese's ode to doing very bad things, "The Wolf of Wall Street," one of them is breaking the record for the number of times "fuck" is uttered in a feature film. The movie manages to rack up 522 f-bombs across 180 minutes, obliterating the previous record held by Spike Lee's "Summer Of Sam," which said "fuck" 435 times. So what does that many "fucks" look like?

Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Producing TV Series Based On Q-Tip's Hip-Hop Career

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 12:37 PM
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Wolf Of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio Jonah Hill Q-Tip
It looks like that party hasn't stopped for Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill following "The Wolf of Wall Street." The pair have clearly hit it off, and while we'll wait to see if they team up on the big screen again, for now they are working together on a TV project that's inspired by one of the most influential hip-hop artists of our generation.

Jordan Belfort Says He Won't Make Money From 'Wolf Of Wall Street'; Film Breaks Record For F-Bombs, New Photos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 9:41 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
As the debate rages about whether or not "The Wolf Of Wall Street" glorifies the misdeeds of sleazy Wall Street scumbags without offering consideration for the victims in their path, folks can perhaps rest assured that the real life Jordan Belfort won't make a dime off the movie or the book he wrote that it's based on (though he's already walked away with Leonardo DiCaprio filming a weird endorsement for the man himself).

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