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Crook? Charmer? Or perhaps most likely, a bit of both? With his life's decadent downfall now playing out on the silver screen, on Monday evening the real-life version of “The Wolf of Wall Street” visits the "Piers Morgan Live" studio, as Jordan Belfort sits down for an exclusive interview.
The Academy Award-nominated film, which features Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, chronicles the rapid rise and crumbling fall of the stockbroking scoundrel, in the process detailing the antihero’s less than noble path to success, and his notorious partying antics along the way.
Though Martin Scorsese's three hour feature has been an unequivocal box office success, many critics argue that the project inappropriately glorifies the villainous lifestyle of many Wall Street tycoons, including those who have yet to receive just retribution.
But DiCaprio, who has received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Belfort, denies that this was the film’s intention. In an interview with HitFix the man who has depicted everyone from Jay Gatsby to Howard Hughes to J. Edgar Hoover interprets the film's message differently:
“To me, this attitude of what these characters represent in this film are ultimately everything that's wrong with the world we live in," DiCaprio said.
How does the real Belfort feel about being played by one of Hollywood’s finest? And, what will he going to do with the money he earns from a film that has already grossed more than 74 million dollars?
For answers to these questions, and a complete collection of additional inquiries, tune to CNN at 9p on Monday evening.
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