Leonardo DiCaprio: I Watched "Drunkest Guy" Video for "Wolf of Wall Street" Role

Posted Monday December 16, 2013 4:38 PM GMT

For his role in the forthcoming Martin Scorsese flick “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio had to figure out how to embody the mannerisms of a drug addict.

Seeking footage of someone under the influence of Quaaludes for a specific scene, the “Titanic” star looked no further than a viral video called “The Drunkest Guy in the World.”

DiCaprio explained, "We wanted the film to be this hallucinogenic ride, this roller coaster. That scene specifically was almost like a day in the life of two schnooks who took way too many drugs. To me, it was almost like a small film within the film. We kind of treated it that way."

"A lot of it came from me filming Jordan [Belfort, the man he portrayed in the flick] talking to me about what Quaaludes are like. I had him rolling around on the floor for me. That was very helpful.”

Leo added, "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."



 

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