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Terence Winter Talks Working with Scorsese on 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Boardwalk Empire'

"I even had Jordan come in to CAA to do one of those motivational speeches for me. He never had it on tape, so we filled up the conference room with assistants and agents. He was reluctant, it took a few minutes to warm up and become the guy in the movie. It was one of those amazing things to watch. It was great. A lot of his words are in there."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2014 8:21 PM
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WATCH: Scorsese, Hill and Robbie Talk DiCaprio in New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Featurette

Check out a new featurette for "The Wolf of Wall Street," where director Martin Scorsese and stars Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie talk working with Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-nominated for his performance as Jordan Belfort.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 18, 2014 6:16 PM
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Leonardo DiCaprio: Hollywood Indie, from 'This Boy's Life' to 'Wolf of Wall Street' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Leonardo DiCaprio explains why he's been an independent since he was 15, how 'Titanic' allowed him to be a producer and chart his own course, and how McConaughey and Hill exploded the process on Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 12, 2014 2:12 PM
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Bow Tie Cinemas Fuel Oscar Buzz for 'Wolf of Wall Street' with Scorsese and DiCaprio Retrospective

The Oscar buzz for "The Wolf of Wall Street" isn't flagging. Joining the slew of tributes and galas surrounding the film, New York's Bow Tie Cinemas Ziegfeld Theater will burnish Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's awards season luster with a two-day, five-film retrospective running February 13-14.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 10, 2014 1:56 PM
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Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio Will Reunite for Another Juicy Biopic

It looks like "The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have another fact-based collaboration in the works. 20th Century Fox has inked a deal to acquire rights to Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad Of Richard Jewell."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 4, 2014 2:13 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Oscar Nominee Jonah Hill Opens Up About 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

In the exclusive video interview below, Oscar nominee Jonah Hill discusses the balance of drama and comedy in "The Wolf of Wall Street," working with Scorsese and DiCaprio, ad-libbing, quaaludes and more at New York's 92Y.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 26, 2014 6:15 PM
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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at DGA Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

Historically speaking, whoever wins the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director becomes the likely winner at the Academy Awards. This year, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron won the feature film prize at the DGAs and should start getting ready to say hello to Oscar. A live-blog of the winners below, plus the full list after the jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 26, 2014 1:58 AM
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Box Office: Universal's 'Ride Along' and 'Lone Survivor' Top Weekend as 'Jack Ryan' Stumbles and 'Hustle' Rides Oscar Wave

Universal bounced back from its second big-budget dud of 2013, "47 Ronin," with two lower-budget 2014 releases that should pass the $100 million domestic mark. "Ride Along" and holdover "Lone Survivor" grabbed the top two spots, stealing the thunder from the spate of year-end Oscar contenders hoping to sustain their runs
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • January 19, 2014 3:39 PM
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Watch Scorsese Set the Record Straight on 'Wolf of Wall Street': "There are no werewolves in the picture" (VIDEO)

Martin Scorsese was in good humor on January 6's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he addressed the heated controversy surrounding his big-screen adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir, "The Wolf of Wall Street." The director told Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo that despite any reports to the contrary, no werewolves are to be found in the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 7, 2014 1:59 PM
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How Martin Scorsese Pushed 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Into Mattering: "I had to find a more furious energy"

Martin Scorsese talks about "The Wolf of Wall Street," a peculiarly polarizing film that has ignited passionate debate. The question is why. Something about the movie rubs some people the wrong way, makes them uncomfortable. As far as Scorsese is concerned, it's obvious what he was trying to accomplish.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2014 6:27 AM
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