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Screenwriter Terence Winter on penning 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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Actor Jonah Hill, writer Terence Winter and actor Leonardo DiCaprio attend the 2014 Variety Screening Series of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' at ArcLight Hollywood on February 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Angela Weiss/Getty Images

From the start, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a non stop show of drugs, money, debauchery and sleazy people, like Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jordan Belfort.

Based on a true story, the film chronicles Belfort's rise from a low level stock broker to the head of a penny stock brokerage firm in Long Island, one that scams a lot of people out of a lot of money.

It's a story that held a lot of appeal for DiCaprio, Martin Scorcese who directed the film, and screenwriter Terence Winter. 

Winter is no stranger to Hollywood. He's won awards for his work on the hit series "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Sopranos," but it's "The Wolf of Wall Street" that got him his first Oscar nomination for "Best Adapted Screenplay."

Mr. Winter joins the show to talk about penning this Oscar-nominated hit. 

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