Actors find inspiration in a variety of places when they are researching a role. For The Wolf of Wall Street star Leonardo DiCaprio, he found the perfect subject on YouTube. In the film, DiCaprio and Jonah Hill‘s characters have a drug-fueled scene after taking too many Quaaludes.
At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the 39-year-old Best Actor nominee revealed that it was a popular internet video that helped inspire his behavior in the scene.
“A lot of the research that I did really came from watching this one video on loop,” he said. “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,” shared DiCaprio.
He continued, “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 viral video hit the web in 2009 and has over 3.6 million views. Check out the video that helped inspire DiCaprio’s performance.
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