Leonardo DiCaprio Pulls Prank And Scares Jonah Hill By Running At Him Like A Crazed Fan
I hate how fake Hollywood is. Everyone seems so fugazi. I assume that everyone pretends to like each other just so they can do movies together and make millions of dollars. BUT, our boy Leonardo DiCaprio is the goddamn real McCoy. In the 2013 Martin Scorsese flick Wolf of Wall Street, Leo played mega millionaire stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was best friends with Donnie AzofF played by Jonah Hill. In the film, the duo did everything together including building a massively successful brokerage house, banging prostitutes together, going on family vacations together, and popping quaaludes together. But they’re just actors, right? No way they’re friends in real life? Wrong.
DiCaprio sees his friend standing on the sidewalk in the West Village of New York City on Monday and darts over towards Jonah. Busts out his cell phone and pretends to be a crazed fan snapping some pics of the celebrity. DiCaprio accomplishes all of this while he holds a red drink and doesn’t spill a single drop. Jonah is startled by the maniac right in front of his face, but then his shock turns to a smile when he realizes it is Leo. The surprise encounter ends in a laughing embrace.
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The two actors both appeared in Django Unchained together but didn’t share any scenes.
Last March, there was a report by Deadline that said DiCaprio and Hill would star in a movie directed by Clint Eastwood about Richard Jewell, the security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta.
Jewell, who’ll be played by two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, was vilified as a possible terrorist, and his good work in helping clear bystanders from the area before the bomb exploded turned into a trip to the Twilight Zone. Leonardo DiCaprio is a possible to play the Southern lawyer who helped Jewell navigate that hell.
The film is based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article The Ballad Of Richard Jewell. The lawyer that DiCaprio might play knew Jewell casually and mostly did real estate closings. He seemed over his head, but guided Jewell through the demoralizing nightmare that signaled the downside of the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. The FBI finally cleared Jewell three months later. The film will be produced by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Hill and Kevin Misher, the latter of whom brought in the article. Misher Films’ Andy Berman also will have a producing role. Mike Ireland is overseeing for Fox. It came together when Hill and DiCaprio were eager to set up another project together after they had such a good time making The Wolf of Wall Street, for which both got Oscar nominations.
But there has not been any news regarding the project since.
It definitely looks fun to be Leonardo DiCaprio.