The Wolf of Wall Street vividly remembers he was so stoned out of his mind at that mahogany-laden restaurant with the imposing edifice, while savoring a bottle of 1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, running up a ,000 tab in one night.
After all, it was just dinner.
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In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort was already the self-proclaimed king of the world, raking in nearly a million dollars a week, all the while fashioning himself an ultra-hip, white Ferrari Testarossa-driving Don Johnson from Miami Vice.
And then there were the women.
Throw in a steady stream of salaciousness with stunning strippers and call girls, ungodly quantities of Quaaludes, cocaine and assorted excesses that rivaled Sodom and Gomorrah and you have something close to describing Jordan Belfort’s life. Or what was his life.
“Once I scuba dived on four Quaaludes and passed out at the bottom of the ocean, you know, 60 feet under, and somehow made it up alive,” he recalled in a 2008 interview with a degree of both relish and self-loathing.
These days, the hoopla is on land.
The three-hour Martin Scorsese-directed epic based on Belfort’s life and bestselling book, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” premieres on December 25. If you are looking for a Christmas morality tale, this isn’t it. The real king of the world, Leonardo DiCaprio, portrays Belfort.