The Wolf of Wall Street - Leonardo DiCaprio
The Wolf of Wall Street - Nominated for Best motion picture of the year, “The Wolf of Wall Street” ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Oscar nominated Leonardo DiCaprio was asked about the peoples excesses in the film Wolf of Wall Street at a recent Academy luncheon.

Section of 86th Oscars®, Nominees Luncheon, Group Photo
Some of the Nominees for the 86th Oscars® at the Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, Monday, February 10, 2014. Picture on the back row: Daniel Sousa, Karen O, Leonardo DiCaprio, Karim Amer, John Mac McMurphy ©2014 A.M.P.A.S.

Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Best performance by an Actor in a leading role for his staring role in Wolf of Wall Street, which is itself also nominated for Best Picture.

He and the other nominees for the 86th Oscars® where at the Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, February 10, 2014. There Leonardo answered a question about the controversy surrounding the film.

One of the questions was about those involved seemingly wanting to reframe and address what some people were saying about the film after is had been released and seen. Leonardo DiCaprio told why that happened and in the audio clip below you can hear what he said.

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The 86th Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online