Academy Member Slams Martin Scorsese at 'Wolf of Wall Street' Screening

Leonardo DiCaprio

Veteran actress Hope Holiday, who admits she didn't enjoy watching the biographical movie, reveals that a screenwriter told Scorsese, 'Shame on you,' when they ran over to the director.

Hope Holiday has shared what she claims to be the reaction of some people who watched "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the official AMPAS members screening of the movie on Saturday night, December 21. Calling the film a "three hours of torture," the veteran actress recounts how an Academy member didn't hold back to express his/her frustration over the "disgusting" work by the critically-acclaimed filmmaker.

"last night was torture at the Academy," the actress, known for her role in 1960's "The Apartment", writes in a Facebook post. " 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'---three hours of torture--same disgusting crap over and over again---after the film they had a discussion which a lot of us did not stay for--the elevator doors opened and Leonardo D. Martin S. and a few others got out then a screen writer ran over to them and started screaming--shame on you --disgusting--."

Holiday refuses to identify the screenwriter who lashed out at Scorsese, but does say that the strong criticism was "a shocker," and "very awkward and embarrassing" for others waiting for the elevator.

A representative for Paramount Pictures has clarified that no one screamed at the director at the event, but admits that one person offered "a negative comment." Neither of the film's talent stopped to give a response because they were rushing into the theater for a Q&A session with Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and writer Terrence Winter.

Based on Jordan Belfort's memoir, "Wolf of Wall Street" tells the story of a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration. The black comedy is due to arrive in U.S. theaters on December 25.



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