Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest Hollywood hit “The Wolf of Wall Street” has a number of memorable scenes, but the one that stands out from the rest is the famous drug sequence which his character called the ‘cerebral palsy phase’ in the movie.
But the 39-year-old actor’s portrayal of the drugged-out-of-his-mind Jordan Belfort in the scene wasn’t entirely his own creation. While researching for ways to act like a highly inebriated person, the Titanic star stumbled upon a four-year-old YouTube video of a drunk man trying to buy another pack of beers from a departmental store.
DiCaprio made the revelation himself in an interview with Ninemsn, saying: “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.
“It's not just the fact that he was sort of elasticated and trying to get [up], it was his motivation that was really intriguing. He had one singular goal, one that was to get a beer out of the 7-Eleven, and it took him a half an hour.”
The video, which is actually CCTV footage, shows how the man had lost almost all his motoring skills but still took his desired drink out of the refrigerator.
Does this man’s gait and floundering on the ground remind you of anything?
For a more closer comparison, let’s see Leo’s act from the movie: