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Martin Scorsese, 2013
There may be elements of his 1980 Raging Bull – young gun makes it big, trades up brunette wife for blonde bombshell, becomes corrupted and spoiled, and finally pays penance in an overly long denouement – but, my goodness, 2013 Scorsese is so much more fun! Here he really lets rip, as does Leonardo DiCaprio as playboy broker Jordan Belfort, whose breakneck journey from Wall Street innocent to scamming, coke-snorting, Quaalude-necking sex addict will entertain, shock and exhaust you. This must surely be DiCaprio at the top of his game.