5. Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
“LET’S RUN, LIKE WE’RE LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS”, screams Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) after he smokes crack with Jonah Hill’s Donnie Azoff about 20 minutes into The Wolf of Wall Street. This would have nicely summed up the excess that makes this film fun, shocking and unique, if the high-stakes midget-tossing and blowing cocaine up hooker-holes hadn’t already done that. So I guess it’s just a good line. And, to be fair, until they’re felled by ultra-strong ‘ludes two thirds of the way into the film, Belfort and co. really do run around like they’re lions and tigers and bears; lions and tigers and bears that are on enough drugs to sedate Manhattan, Long Island, and Queens for a month. Belfort’s utterly shameless hedonism not only covers drugs, but sex, rampant materialism and career ambition. A truly indulgent character who has the further fascinating accolade of being based on a real person.