Watch Leonardo DiCaprio in this promo video for the real life Jordan Belfort, the man he portrays in 'Wolf of Wall Street'

By Jon Niles | Nov 20, 2013 12:09 PM EST
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Martin Scorsese's newest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, stars Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a real-life scam artist that got rich off of unsuspecting people investing money in the stock market. Belfort wrote the memoir of the same name, which the movie is based on, but he is also a motivational speaker these days, too. Belfort also got DiCaprio to help promote the speaking seminars in a recently unearthed video.

In this video, the star of The Great Gatsby is shown reading off some great lines about Belfort, in an attempt to get more audiences to attend the former scam artist's motivational speaking seminars.

"Hello, I'm Leonardo DiCaprio, and some of you may know I'll be playing Jordan Belfort in the new film Wolf of Wall Street," the actor says into the camera. "What separates Jordan's story from others like it is the brutal honesty in which he talks about the mistakes he's made in his life. I've been in his company many times, but there is nothing quite like Jordan's public speaking and his ability to train and empower young entrepreneurs. Jordan stands as a shining example of the transformative qualities of ambition and hard work. And in that regard, he's true motivator."

This video is definitely strange and awkward, making us try to figure out why Leonardo DiCaprio agreed to do it. It seems really insincere and forced, but if it actually works for Belfort he's getting away with another scam. Just kidding. He's probably pretty good at motivational speaking. He has a history of convincing tons of people to give him money so that probably helps in his new career.

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