You act like insanity is catchin’
Congratulations to The Wolf of Wall Street on its 5 Academy Award Nominations!!
Leonardo DiCaprio, best actor nominee for The Wolf of Wall Street: The actor, who fell asleep to the television the night before, woke up five minutes after the nominations and immediately changed the channel. He saw his name, then looked for co-star Jonah Hill and director Martin Scorsese’s names, amongst other Wolf players. “It’s fantastic, it feels really good,” he tells THR. He says he and his team knew that the movie would be polarizing — “Even doing a movie about Wall Street is fodder enough” — but he credits the controversies, as well as word of mouth, for making the film stand out. When asked about this morning’s snubs, he says, “I’m usually on the receiving end of that stick. I’m not used to seeing this.” He did acknowledge that Robert Redford, Tom Hanks and Joaquin Phoenix deserved to be in that category. “But, you know, I’ve realized long ago there is no determining what people think or feel. You just have to feel grateful when these situations arise. I’m proud I even got to make this movie, which is insane in its own right.” DiCaprio says at the top of his day’s agenda was to call his parents and to take a “nappypoo.”