Steve Martin has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award which he will receive in a special ceremony in June 2015.
Steve Martin will receive the "highest honour in film", the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The AFI announced the news on their website on Friday (3rd October).
Steve Martin has been awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Martin Scorsese again, but this time, De Niro and Brad Pitt are coming along for the ride.
In what may well be the most star-studded short movie of all time, Martin Scorsese will direct a campaign video for Melco-Crown Entertainment (MCE) starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
Leonardo Dicaprio [L] and Martin Scorsese [R] are teaming up again [Getty/Mark Davis]
The script for the film - used to promote Lawrence Ho and James Packer's global resorts and casino brand - is written by Wolf of Wall Street scribe and the creator of Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winer. Brett Ratner and Jules Daly are producing, with Packer and Ho executive producing, according to Deadline.
Continue reading: De Niro, Pitt And DiCaprio Set For Martin Scorsese Short Film
After the wedding, the powerhouse couple are moving ahead with other projects.
In celebrity news you should definitely care about, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now officially, legally married. It’s been kind of a public secret for the past few days, but Pitt seemed to put his seal of approval on the news, when he rocked a wedding band over the weekend in NYC.
Brad and Ang are married - it was only a matter of time, really.
Several news outlets reported earlier this week that the couple had finally taken the leap last Saturday at Chateau Miraval – their home in France.
The influential punk group celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Martin Scorsese is set to direct a documentary movie about the acclaimed New York punk band Ramones ahead of the fortieth anniversary of their debut album in 2016. In addition to the film, a book and a play are also in the pipeline as well as a new clutch of remasters and merchandise.
‘Da Bruddas’’ self-titled record was released on April 23rd 1976, and played a huge part in the punk revolution that was to ensue over the following year on both sides of the Atlantic. It is regularly cited as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of pop.
Continue reading: Ramones Documentary Movie To Be Directed By Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is beginning work on a 'Shutter Island' prequel.
Martin Scorsese is in the early stages of developing a Shutter Island prequel series for HBO. The premium cable network is working with the Oscar-winner on a TV show based on the 2010 movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Martin Scorsese is developing a 'Shutter Island' prequel for HBO
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show - titled Ashecliffe - would be set in an isolated mental hospital, before the events of the movie. The drama would "explore the hospital's past and misdeeds by its founders - a la FX's American Horror Story: Asylum."
Continue reading: Martin Scorsese Making 'Shutter Island' TV Series At HBO
How many x’s did you notice when watching ‘The Departed’?
In 2006 Martin Scorsese finally became an Academy Award winning director when he took home the gold for The Departed, which also won the best picture award. But we’re not here to talk about how great a film The Departed was or what a stellar cast it had or that Scorsese’s Oscar had been long overdue. Instead we’re uncovering a little hidden treat that the director placed in the movie for eagle eyed viewers, an easter egg if you will. You see in The Departed, the fate of all the main characters was clearly spelled out, using one little letter.
Jack Nicholson [L] and Leonardo DiCaprio [R] in The Departed
In 1932 director Howard Hawks released gangster classic Scarface, a masterpiece of its time which would be remade in 1983 by Brian De Palma and starring Al Pacino. In the movie Hawks uses an ‘x’ motif throughout, usually implying that a character will die. The most prominent example being the x shaped scar on the cheek of Tony Camonte. Inspired by Hawks and wanting to pay homage to the 1932 movie, Scorsese borrowed the x idea for The Departed, as his subtle way of showing which characters might not make it to the end of the movie.
Continue reading: How X Marked The Spot For Martin Scorsese In ‘The Departed’
The disgruntled lawyer is certain he was represented within the movie, and not in a positive light
Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff, a character in The Wolf of Wall Street played by actor P.J. Byrne, has come under intense scrutiny after a federal lawsuit asserted that it is "readily apparent" that he is based on Andrew Greene, a former Wall Street lawyer.
The stockbrokers get up to some pretty awful things in The Wolf of Wall Street
Greene's lawsuit is asking for "in excess of" $25 million in damages from the filmmakers, who he maintains made him look like "a criminal, drug user, degenerate, depraved, and/or devoid of any morality or ethics."
Former Stratton Oakmont employee Andrew Greene, who was one of Jordan Belfort's partner's, is suing the film studio for depicting him in a wrongful manner for $25 million.
Since the Martin Scorsese-directed movie has been released it has garnered success and criticism for its real, yet outlandish, portrayal of corrupt Wall Street brokers in the 90s.
As 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is based on Jordan Belfort's own memoirs, which includes real-life colleagues, clients and friends, it isn't a surprise that some aren't happy with their on-screen depiction.
Martin Scorsese directed the controversial film
Andrew Greene alleges he was defamed by his portrayal in Martin Scorsese's movie.
A lawyer has launched a lawsuit against Martin Scorsese's movie The Wolf of Wall Street, alleging that he has been defamed by the character Nicky "Rugrat" Roskoff. Andrew Greene's suit that it was "readily apparent" the character, known in the movie as "Rugrat," was based on him.
Actor P.J. Byrne Plays Nicky Roskoff, The Character Who Greene Alleges Is Based On Him.
Actor P.J. Byrne plays the character in the Oscar-nominated stockbroker drama who earns his nickname because of his toupee and willingness to launder money. Greene alleges that the movie has "permanently damaged" his professional and personal reputation by portraying him as "a criminal and drug user with misogynistic tendencies," according to CNN.
Continue reading: Lawyer Suing Over 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' "Rugrat" Character Likeness
First Woodrow Wilson, then Theodore Roosevelt?
Leonardo Dicaprio wants to bring the life of American president Theodore Roosevelt to the movies and reportedly has plans to take centre-stage in a new biopic directed by Martin Scorsese. "Leo is telling friends that after his latest movie proved to be a massive box office hit, he's pushing forward with his biopic of Roosevelt which will re-team him with The Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese," a source said to RadarOnline.
Leonardo DiCaprio Reportedly Wants To Play Theodore Roosevelt In A Biopic.
If all goes ahead with the Roosevelt biopic, it probably won't be the first time the Titanic actor has played a US president. He is said to have a Woodrow Wilson biopic in the works, apparently to be based on A. Scott Berg's acclaimed biography of the divisive Democrat leader.
Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated film, The Wolf of Wall Street', has surpassed the $300 million at the global box office, thus becoming the director's highest-grossing film ever.
At the ripe old age of 71, Martin Scorsese reaches new heights of success in his prolific career.
The New York born director's newest film 'The Wolf of Wall Street' has just become his highest-grossing film ever at the box office.
This past weekend the black comedy movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as corrupt Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort, eclipsed the $300 million mark in global ticket sales.
The 'Rolling Stones' rocker has flatly refused to turn his life into a book.
Mick Jagger has once again refused to write a memoir to detail the events of his colourful life to the world. The Rolling Stones' frontman has explained that he has lots of other projects he'd rather focus on and would "rather be doing something new" than revisiting memories from long ago.
Mick Jagger Is Not Planning A Memoir. Full Stop.
The 70 year-old rocker bluntly told THR that a memoir wasn't something he'd want to make money from: "If someone wants to know what I did in 1965, they can look it up on Wikipedia without even spending any money," he said. "I think the rock'n'roll memoir is a glutted market," Jagger revealed, adding "I'd rather be making new films, making new music, be touring."
Continue reading: Mick Jagger Rules Out A Memoir: "Look It Up On Wikipedia"
Hill was paid $60,000 for his role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' but he isn't alone in taking one in the wallet for the sake of art
Jonah Hill has made headlines recently after it was revealed he was paid just $60,000 for his Oscar-nominated role in The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, $60,000 is a lot of money to a lot of people, but in the world of Hollywood actors and their big pay cheques, Hill was paid pitance for his work. Still, he is not the only one to take a pay cut for the sake of the project paying them.
Jonah Hill is apparently nothing like his character in Donnie Azoff
Hill decided to take a pay cut, from the usual 6-7 figure digit he tends to receive, because he was so determined to get the part of Donnie Azoff so he could work with the director of the project, Martin Scorsese. By putting his dreams first and his bank account last, Hill has received his second Oscar nomination to date and has been roundly praised by critics for his role. What's more , Hill isn't alone in taking one for the team and opting out of a big pay cheque for the sake of the project he's appearing in.
We know, we know - but 60K's not actually a lot for an A-list Hollywood lead role.
Jonah Hill may play one of the characters motivated by money in Martin Scorsese's new comedy, The Wolf of Wall Street, but the actor is real-life is apparently far less avaricious. The film star has revealed that he wanted the part of Donnie Azoff in the movie so much that he hounded co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, threatened to commit murder if anyone else got the part and accepted a pretty paltry (well, in Hollywood terms) salary of $60,000 (£36,000).
Jonah Hill Accepted A Smaller Salary For His Dream Role In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street.'
For an A-list actor who could probably comfortably demand millions for a lead role in such a prominent film, 60K is a notably low sum - minimum wage if you're a Hollywood hot-shot. The 22 Jump Street star just wanted to show Scorsese and the makers of The Wolf of Wall Street that he so badly wanted the role, he'd accept a lower-than-usual sum for a performance for which he has now been nominated for an Oscar.
An actor's minimum wage? A measly $60k - that's all
Jonah Hill’s character in The Wolf of Wall Street – the ridiculous Donnie Azoff – is a man whose bad taste never outguns his monumental salary. Drugs, alcohol, £3,000 Armani suits and fast cars don’t dent the hefty bank balance he accumulated via stock market manipulation and the penny stock boiler room that was Stratton Oakmont.
Jonah Hill playing the money game as Donnie Azoff - also, eating a fish
But Hill’s real-life paystub paled in insignificance to Azoff’s in Scorsese’s controversial black comedy. The star was so enthusiastic to work with the legendary director, he took a huge pay cut to get the role. And when we say minimum wage, we’re talking about an actor’s minimum wage…
The Wolf of Wall Street hasn't exactly suffered from the controversy.
Martin Scorsese is no stranger to controversy (see 1988's The Last Temptation of Christ), but you'd hardly expect a 71-year-old director to be accused of glorifying sex and drugs on-screen. And yet, stories of audience outcry have been swirling since his new movie The Wolf of Wall Street started screening for awards voters. Read our review of the movie here.
Jonah Hill [L] and Leonardo Dicaprio [R] in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Both Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio have been quick to point out that the film never glamorises the excesses depicted in the film. DiCaprio has said that he thinks people who say the film glorifies wild sex and drug abuse have "missed the boat entirely".
Continue reading: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street': Does Controversy Help?
At age 71, Martin Scorsese proves with this riotous romp that he's one of the most energetic, audacious filmmakers working in America at the moment. And with his long-time 74-year-old editor Thelma Schoonmaker, he has created one of the most entertaining cautionary tales in recent memory. Not only does it highlight an unruly period in banking history, but it has a lot to say about where we are now.
This is the true story of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), who was 21 when he got his first job on Wall Street in the rough-and-tumble 1980s. Thanks to his illicit deals, he was a multi-millionaire within five years, tutored by a jaded veteran (McConaughey) and assisted by an enthusiastic novice (Hill). Along the way, he also swaps for a much more glamorous wife (Robbie), whose British aunt (Lumley) becomes part of his scam to stash his cash with a shady Swiss banker (Dujardin). But with an FBI agent (Chandler) on his trail, Jordan suspects that the high life can't go on forever.
At just under three hours long, the film sometimes feels like it is wallowing in the excessive sex and drugs along with these Wall Street criminals. But there's a jagged undercurrent to everything: all of this hedonism may look like fun, but someone is paying the price. The film is an often thrilling series of set-pieces that roll out in waves of comedy, tragedy and farce as these people play on the edge of an abyss. And it's great to see scenes play out in real time, with deep conversations, riotous comedy riffs and characters who are full of conflicting layers.
Continue reading: The Wolf Of Wall Street Review
The 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala in New York was chock-full of Hollywood's biggest stars of the moment including 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' star and director Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese, as well as Meryl Streep who later shocked attendees with her speech against Disney's apparent bigotry and anti-Semitism.
Jordan Belfort may have to hand some more money over
It’s easy to forget amidst the numerous swearwords, all-star cast and award ceremonies that Jordan Belfort – played by the recently Globed Leonardo Dicaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street – may lose his $1m rights payment to aide the remuneration of his victims.
Wolf of Wall Street is out this Friday (Jan 17) in the U.K
Belfort was convicted of money-laundering and securities fraud and served 22 months of a four-year sentence. He was bound to pay $110.4m to his victims, but has only paid $11.6m, according to federal prosecutors, meaning his fee - or at least a portion of it - could be seized.
See below for a full list of nominations
The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes away; the Oscar favourites are set to do battle.
Gravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations
So 'Gravity' leads the way with 11 nominations; it’ll go up against '12 Years a Slave' in the Best Film Category as well as 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips' and 'Philomena', a film the Alfonso Cuaron space thriller must also beat to win Outstanding British Film gong. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', 'Rush', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Selfish Giant' make up that category.
Don't worry, these clips are totally safe for work. Put headphones on, though.
If you haven’t seen The Wolf of Wall Street, because a) you don’t live in America or b) the violently abusive language has been well documented by the press, or even c) you can’t be bothered, then these clips might interest you. Well, apart from you b) folks, you can go **** a ******* **** can’t you.
Martin Scorsese’s indulgent white collar crime comedy drama sees Leonardo Dicaprio fill the boots of Jordan Belfort, a 90s stockbroker who spent 22 months in jail following the fraudulent activity in 1998.
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It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort decides that he wants to be one of the rich kids. Starting out his stockbroker business in a small office with a handful of employees, his aims are simple; target only the richest people in the country. It isn't long before Belfort and his team find themselves with more money than they know what to do with and begin to live their lives manically high off the success. However, Belfort hasn't exactly been making what you'd call an honest living and pretty soon the secrets of his fraudulent profits and money laundering draws attention from the authorities. And not only that, his disregard for others' sufferings means he's got a lot more to lose than his beloved business.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a gritty white-collar crime drama based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a former stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for his fraudulent activity in 1998 and subsequently wrote two memoirs entitled 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Catching the Wolf of Wall Street'. The new movie has been directed by the Oscar winning Martin Scorsese ('Shutter Island', 'Goodfellas', 'The Departed') and written by multi-Primetime Emmy winning writer Terence Winter ('The Sopranos', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Brooklyn Rules').
The Aussie actress got caught up in the moment during filming and slapped Leo hard on the face
Margot Robbie apparently likes to get thoroughly caught up in her characters whilst filming, or at least that was the case during filming for her new film The Wolf of Wall Street. Speaking with GQ (via Metro), the Australian actress revealed that she got a little too carried away in a scene with co-star Leonard DiCaprio and slapped him hard and firmly right across the face.
Fortunately for Margot, Leo didn't mind the slap
"I got a little lost in the moment. I slapped his face and said, ‘F**k you!’ There was a stunned silence then they all burst out laughing," the 23-year-old actress told the magazine. "I’d thought they were going to sue me. I apologised profusely but Leo said, ‘That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again!"
The film's star and producer responded to critics condemning 'TWoW' for glorifying corruption and greed
Leonardo Dicaprio both stars in and produced the latest controversy-courting Martin Scorsese picture, The Wolf of Wall Street, and amidst growing criticism of the movie's unabashed look at the life of notorious former Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort, Leo has been forced to jump on the defensive for his latest film.
Leo stars as the shameless Jordan Belfort in the movie
Whilst a number of critics have praised Scorsese's style and the talent of the film's lead man, a number of critics can't get over the subject matter explored in the film enough to give it a chance. Whilst some reviewers of the film have seen it as a scathing critique of the problems affecting America today, others see it as a shameless promotion of the things it supposedly stands against, and it is these people who Leo was forced to address in his recent sit-dow with HitFix.
Jordan Belfort, the man who inspired the latest Scorsese/DiCaprio hook-up, may be coming to a small screen near you.
The Wolf of Wall Street is currently gearing up for awards season after being released to American cinema audiences on Christmas Day, with it's international release coming over the course of the next month. Whilst Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio once again enthral and entertain audiences, the man behind the film, Jordan Belfort, may end up benefitting from the success of the film more than he anticipated, as he is apparently being courted by reality TV bosses to front his own show.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Belfort penned his memoirs, also titled The Wolf of Wall Street, whilst serving time in prison for various financial crimes and his tales of excess and corruption have made the transition from page to screen with great effect. His anecdotes about how he hosted drug-fuelled all-nighters after swindling hundreds of millions of dollars from investors have made a huge impression on plenty of people already, no less Electus CEO Chris Grant, who wants to make Belfort a star in his own right by having him front his own reality series.
Continue reading: The Real Life 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Eying Up His Own Reality TV Series
How did Kanye West end up on the Wolf of Wall Street trailer, huh?
This is the kind of thing Kanye West has been talking about. He wants to get involved in fashion; he wants to make buildings; he wants to design fishing rods, probably, and you can be sure he wants his songs to feature on socio-politically satirical comedies by Martin Scorsese. Everybody does, apart from this person.
The Wolf of Wall Street is out on Christmas Day
So in that sense, his song Black Skinhead’s inclusion on the trailer for the film, which features Leonardo Dicaprio, is no surprise. It’s only when you take a closer look at the film’s soundtrack – a bluesy, early rock & roll kind of feel – Kanye’s single of 2013 becomes somewhat of an outcast. So what happened there?
Continue reading: The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer - Where Did Kanye West Come From?
Scorsese was screamed at, apparently.
Martin Scorsese has seen a lot of things during his illustrious career, and funnily enough, a screen writer accosting him with disdainful words at an official AMPAS members screening is one of them – now he has two similar anecdotes to wield at dinner parties.
A Facebook post from actress Hope Holiday alluded the general feeling after Scorsese’s latest film was screened, and it wasn’t exactly positive. And while the critics loved The Wolf of Wall Street – with Leonardo Dicaprio filling the boots of the titular Wolf, Jordan Belfort – the AMPAS fraternity weren’t as impressed.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' is emerging as one of 2013's finest movies. So take that, naysayers.
Nobody really expected The Wolf of Wall Street to be very good. Martin Scorsese was tasked with chopping the movie apart to meet running time expectations and the trailer looked a little ostentatious. Essentially, we all thought we had another Great Gatsby on our hands, albeit set in New York's banking district.
Leonardi DiCaprio, as Jordan Belfort, Throwing a Dwarf
The movie sees Scorsese reteam with Leonardo Dicaprio for an adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir concerning his ride as a crooked banker in the 1990s. Belfort made millions through stock market manipulation and running a stock boiler room, eventually spending 22 months in prison.
PETA and other animal rights campaigners aren't happy with the actor for his use of a chimpanzee in the Martin Scorsese movie
The Wolf of Wall Street arrives in cinemas soon
Leonardo Dicaprio has been on the end of some rather scathing criticism from PETA and other animal rights organisations owing to a scene involving a chimpanzee in his upcoming movie The Wolf of Wall Street. The Martin Scorsese-directed black comedy is the latest in a long line of Hollywood films that unfairly exploit animals from an early age so that they may be used in films, PETA have argued, and they expected better from Leo.
In the film, DiCaprio drags a chimpanzee named Chance through a bustling office party in a scene that has greatly upset the animal rights community, not over what happens in the film, but for how the animal is treated behind the scenes. The true-to-life biopic of Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort has come under fire from animal rights groups for its use of the chimp, claiming "that chimpanzees are abused and taken from their mothers at an early age before being forced into Hollywood."
The perma-stoned comic says that Martin Scorsese's new film wouldn't have happened were it not for him
Leonardo Dicaprio stars as stock market criminal genius Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's latest movie The Wolf of Wall Street, but this is one portrayal that Tommy Chong claims would not have happened were it not for him. Ahead of the film's release, the second half of Cheech and Chong has gone on record to state that he is partially responsible for Belfort's written account of his pre-prison life, making him partially responsible for the film adaptation too.
Tommy Chong says he helped Belfort write The Wolf of Wall Street
Chong was spotted out in Los Angeles last week by TMZ reporters, who quizzed the comic about his time in jail in the early 2000's, the same jail and the same time that Belfort was serving in for stock market manipulation and running a penny stock boiler room. At the time, Chong was serving 9 months for selling bongs online and in his recent on-the-street discussion, Tommy claimed that he got to know Belfort when he was behind bars, going on to claim that he encouraged Belfort to write his memoirs and even saying that he helped him do it.
Continue reading: Tommy Chong Says He's To Thank For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'
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