For the upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the fifth Martin Scorcese movie he’s starred in, Leonardo DiCaprio says he studied one particular YouTube video for acting help in an important drug scene in which his character is on Qaaludes.
At a press conference in New York today, DiCaprio said:
“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 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.”
Leo, that video is small fries. You shoulda just come over and spent a couple of hours with NMR — we would’ve taught you everything you ever needed to know about the subject … of YouTube (*cough*).
Say “no” to drugs: