December 17th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Leonardo DiCaprio Fought to Make 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Sex, drugs and Wall Street.

That pretty much sums up Leonardo DiCaprio's new film "The Wolf of Wall Street, "  a true life cautionary tale of trader Jordan Belfort, as told through the eyes of Martin Scorsese.

CNN's Nischelle Turner spoke with DiCaprio about the film he also helped produced.

"You know it's been a six year process to get this film off the ground, but I've been obsessed with it in a lot of ways because I feel like it's an accurate reflection of everything that is wrong with the world we live in today," he says.

"The attitude of this character, Jordan Belfort, is directly attributed to the destruction of our economy to, you know, you can attribute this attitude to this darker side of human nature, to everything that has gone wrong in society really. So I wanted to put this character on screen, I really did."

SEE FULL INTERVIEW ABOVE

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  1. lisa runnels

    I agree

    December 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Reply

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