The Most Historically Accurate Hollywood Films

The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio's depiction of famous Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort comes straight out of Belfort's memoir. The hard-party scenes and high-pressure office meetings don't seem too far-fetched to be believable. This is also Leo's second role as a famous con artist. He played forger, Frank Abagnale, in Catch Me If You Can nearly two decades ago.


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The More You Know

  • In 1912, a Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money—the prizes were live babies.
  • Speaking of Victorian England – an unexpected fashion trend of the straight-laced era? Nipple piercings.
  • "Psycho" was the first time a flushing toilet was shown on screen.
  • Genghis Khan did not force the poor, teachers, artists, and lawyers from paying tax.
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