Why I Should Have Been an Investment Banker
New Yorkers and tourists milling around Bryant Parked may have spotted two extremely famous faces ducking into the lobby of a glass skyscraper on Tuesday.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill stopped by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch offices in One Bryant Park Tuesday, the Daily News reports. The duo was researching for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a Martin Scorsese project that centers on Jordan Belfort, the real life New York stock broker and drug addict who spent nearly two years in prison for white collar crimes.
According to a source at the bank, DiCaprio spent the morning following an employee of the investment bank, while Hill spent his time with someone who works in derivatives.
So, besides making a livable wage, if I had gone into the banking industry, I could have been instructing Leo on the ways of banking in New York City? You know, I’m sick of these bankers. Not only do they have the upper hand in the job market right now, but they’ve also got all the money, and now they have Leo! I’m betting everyone at Bank of America got lots of work done that day… not!
I’m loving the 90s suit, although it appears to be very early 90s, a la Dana Scully in the first season of the X-Files. If he were black, he could be Condoleezza Rice. I’m very excited for this movie, even though I’m not a fan of Wall Street, or banks, or the 80s. The film has quite the cast: John DuJardin, Matthew McConaughey, and Jonah Hill. The Amazon description of the memoir by Jordan Belfort reads
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called…
Now I understand the casting call listed on On Location Vacations for:
-Little People (adults 3′-4’4″)
–18-30 year old female models (5’8-5’11) to play high-end prostitutes or strippers. Must be OK with nudity and simulating sex
-male and femle gymnasts and baton twirlers
-stock-broker types willing to act as if they are snorting cocaine
-attractive, in-shape women, ages 18-35, to appear on camera in bikinis
-18-50 year old men to appear nude in various same-sex sexual situations/positions
-men and women to play wealthy, 1980s socialite types
I can’t think of where the little people or baton twirlers fit in, but hey – it was a crazy time on Wall Street. Should be interesting! Can’t wait until next year.
And Leo, if you ever need to know about the inner workings of a public library, feel free to stop by at any time! Consider this your open invitation. Really. Even if it’s the middle of the night.