Leonardo DiCaprio researched his The Wolf Of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie by watching old episodes of Australian soap opera Neighbours. The Hollywood superstar had never heard of the TV show which launched Robbie's career before working with the Australian beauty, so he delved into her past by viewing instalments of the long-running drama on video-sharing website YouTube.com.
However, Robbie admits she was mortified when she found out the actor was watching her soap appearances online.
She tells New Zealand radio station The Edge, "He actually YouTubed Neighbours because he was wondering what everyone kept referring to so he YouTubed it. And I was so angry that he had, I was like, 'Don't ever do that again it's really embarrassing'... I was always doing something so embarrassing or was dressed weird."
Australian actress Margot Robbie has donated a cash prize to charity after she won a bizarre radio competition in New Zealand. The Wolf of Wall Street star is currently shooting a new movie in the country and presenters at local radio station The Edge launched a contest offering $1,000NZD ($792/£495) to anyone who could convince the actress to call in.
Movie producer Murray Francis, who is working with Robbie on sci-fi film Z for Zachariah, phoned in to claim the prize with the star, who decided to donate the cash to local charities including the Port Levy volunteer fire brigade.
Robbie told the station she was overwhelmed with requests after the competition was launched, saying, "I was getting text messages, the crew members were coming up on set and telling me about it, I was getting tweets. I was inundated with requests.
"Everyone wants the 1,000 bucks. But I have decided to claim the 1,000 bucks myself... and as much as I'd like to donate it to crew drinks this weekend, I would like to instead give it to the Port Levy volunteer fire brigade and the local marae (Maori tribal meeting place)."
Australian actress Margot Robbie has turned down Hugh Hefner's offer of a Playboy photoshoot. The blonde beauty caught Hefner's attention with her saucy role in The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Playboy mogul made a public plea for her to strip off for his magazine.
However, Robbie has now insisted she will not be posing for Playboy any time soon.
During an interview with New Zealand radio station The Edge, she was asked whether she had accepted Hefner's offer and Robbie replied, "False... No. Never. I've put my family through enough..."
She later joked that she would only consider posing for Playboy if she was much older and her career had taken a downward turn, adding, "Then I'll give him a call."
The Oscar nominations came out on Thursday morning, and as of now, it's anybody's race. Some say 12 Years a Slave has it in the bag, while others think American Hustle will snatch the Best Picture trophy. There's no one way to know for sure — does the Academy weigh emotional impact? Flashy performances? The film's lasting message?
How about titles? Yes, you can tell a lot about a film by its title, and about its Oscar chances, too. We've compiled some handy data about each Best Picture nominee's title and what it says about the film's chances come time to hand out the awards. (You can also head over to BBC America to check out this fantastic infographic that predicts the Best Picture winner!)
Movies with the word "America" in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 2 (An American in Paris; American Beauty) ...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 2 (America, America; American Graffiti)
Movies whose titles refers to a crime or act of duplicity......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 2 (Mutiny on the Bounty; The Sting)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 11 (The Racket; She Done Him Wrong; Imitation of Life; Libeled Lady; Grand Illusion; The Caine Mutiny; The Hustler; Mutiny on the Bounty; The Killing Fields; The Fugitive; Traffic)
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Movies with a main character's surname in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 10 (The Great Ziegfeld; Ben-Hur; Tom Jones; Patton; Annie Hall; Kramer vs. Kramer; Gandhi; Schindler’s List; Forrest Gump; Shakespeare in Love)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 45 (Disraeli; Trader Horn; Arrowsmith; The House of Rothschild; Alice Adams; Captain Blood; David Copperfield; Ruggles of Red Gap; Anthony Adverse; Dodsworth; Mr. Deeds Goes to Town; The Story of Louis Pasteur; The Life of Emile Zola; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Kitty Foyle; Citizen Kane; Here Comes Mr. Jordan; Sergeant York; Mrs. Miniver; The Magnificent Ambersons; Madame Curie; Wilson; Mildred Pierce; Johnny Belinda; Julius Caesar; Mister Roberts; The Diary of Anne Frank; Elmer Gantry; Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; Mary Poppins; Doctor Zhivago; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Doctor Dolittle; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Barry Lyndon; Prizzi’s Honor; Jerry Maguire; Good Will Hunting; Saving Private Ryan; Erin Brokovich; Capote; Michael Clayton; Lincoln)
Movies whose titles include a military rank......to win a Best Picture Oscar: o...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 6 (The Smiling Lieutenant; Captain Blood; Captains Courageous; Sergeant York; Saving Private Ryan; Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
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Movies with a city name in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 4 (Cimarron; Casablanca; An American in Paris; Chicago)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 18 (Hollywood Revue; Shanghai Express; San Francisco; In Old Chicago; The Philadelphia Story; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Casablanca; Roman Holiday; Peyton Place; Judgment and Nuremberg; Chinatown; Nashville; Fargo; L.A. Confidential; Gangs of New York; Munich; Letters from Iwo Jima; Midnight in Paris)
Movies whose titles seem like they should probably have a possessive apostrophe, but don't......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 4 (Boys Town; Kings Row; Dead Poets Society; Howards End)
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Movies whose titles are a single intangible noun......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (Crash)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 8 (Alibi; Suspicion; Crossfire; Deliverance; Traffic; Atonement; Inception; Moneyball)
Movies whose titles end in "ity"......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (From Here to Eternity)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 3 (Double Indemnity; Atlantic City; Sense and Sensibility)
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Movies whose titles are made up three letters or fewer......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 4 (Z; JFK; Ray; Up)
Movies that have the word "her" in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (Ben-Hur)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 1 (Hannah and Her Sisters)
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Movies with U.S. state names in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 2 (In Old Arizona; Mississippi Burning) *Note: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Gangs of New York both refer to cities, not states, and the "Virginia" in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a human woman.
We loved Nebraska, but this is really the only one we could think of for it. Sorry, Alexander Payne. Sorry, everybody.
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Movies whose titles are just a main character's first name......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 5 (Rebecca; Hamlet; Marty; Gigi; Oliver!)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 20 (Skippy; Cleopatra; Ivanhoe; Shane; Fanny; Cleopatra; Alfie; Lenny; Rocky; Julia; Norma Rae; Tess; Bugsy; Babe; Elizabeth; Seabiscuit; Ray; Juno; Precious; Hugo)
Movies whose titles were mispronounced by Leonardo DiCaprio on live television......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 0...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 0 (There can be only one Philomania.)
12 YEARS A SLAVE
Movies with numbers in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 6 (It Happened One Night; Around the World in 80 Days; The Godfather Part II; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Million Dollar Baby; Slumdog Millionaire)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 36 (Seventh Heaven; Five Star Final; One Hour with You; 42nd Street; The Private Life of Henry VIII; One Night of Love; Broadway Melody of 1936; A Tale of Two Cities; Three Smart Girls; One Hundred Men and a Girl; Four Daughters; One Foot in Heaven; 49th Parallel; Henry V; Miracle on 34th Street; A Letter to Three Wives; Twelve O’Clock High; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Three Coins in the Fountain; The Ten Commandments; 12 Angry Men; The Defiant Ones; A Thousand Clowns; Anne of the Thousand Days; Five Easy Pieces; Born on the Fourth of July; The Godfather Part III; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Apollo 13; The Sixth Sense; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; District 9; 127 Hours; Toy Story 3; Zero Dark Thirty)
Movies that refer to a unit of time in their titles......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 2 (The Best Years of Our Lives; Around the World in 80 Days) ...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 9 (One Hour with You; Lady for a Day; The Yearling; The Longest Day; Anne of the Thousand Days; Dog Day Afternoon; Remains of the Day; The Hours; 127 Hours)
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
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Movies whose titles include mention of an animal......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 3 (The Deer Hunter; Dances with Wolves; The Silence of the Lambs)...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 17 (Of Mice and Men; The Little Foxes; The Maltese Falcon; The Ox-Bow Incident; The Snake Pit; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Lion in Winter; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Dog Day Afternoon; The Elephant Man; Raging Bull; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Black Swan; War Horse)
Movies whose titles include the name of a street......to win a Best Picture Oscar: 1 (The Broadway Melody) ...to get nominated for BP, but not win: 5 (42nd Street; The Barretts of Wimpole Street; Broadway Melody of 1936; Miracle on 34th Street; Sunset Boulevard)
Cast your bets, folks. Captain Phillips looks like it has this one locked down.
*Special thanks to Hollywood.com writers Julia Emmanuele and Jordan Smith for helping to compile data and entertaining the madness of this post, and to our CTO Greg Zimerman for recovering hours of work after my Word Doc crashed. You're a hero, Greg.
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Australian actress Margot Robbie is on the hunt for a Joaquin Phoenix-type with a hair lip after realising he's her ideal man at the Golden Globes rehearsals. The Wolf of Wall Street star reveals she's too busy for romance - but if she was looking for a man, he'd look just like the Her star.
She tells news show Extra, "I kind of like pony tails, beards, maybe a tattoo. My massive obsession - I'm really targeting a niche market here - a hair lip.
"We were at rehearsals for the Globes and they put everyone's cardboard cut-outs on their seats. His was there and I walked past it and was like, 'Oh, hey Joaquin', and sat down, put my arm around him, gave him a little kiss."
After seven decades, the Golden Globes can still surprise us. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association offered a particularly entertaining show this year — thanks not only to winning hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or a wealth of surprising awards victors — but to the array of unplanned weird s**t that happened during the ceremony's three-hour run-time. The kind of madness you cannot plan, and certainly cannot contain. Practical goofs, drunken faux pas, and the odd reference to genitalia. This is the stuff that made the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards one to remember.
WE SEEM TO BE EXPERIENCING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
Jonah Hill in The Teleprompter Tango — introducing Margot RobbieWhat happens when a transformative funnyman and a showbiz newcomer are given the wrong cues at an awards show? Chaos ensues!
The Longest Bleep I and II, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Diane KeatonWe saw it first in Jacqueline Bisset's acceptance speech — a long, awkward, misplaced bleeping that returns to audio on the word "s**t." And we see it again with Diane Keaton's drunken praise of Woody Allen! Where will the bleeper strike next?
I DON'T THINK THAT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS...
HERPES! An Alfonso Cuaron filmFrom the director of Gravity, Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Great Expectations, comes an unexpected herpes joke.
Leonardo DiCaprio presents PhilomaniaA pandemic of mispronunciation hits the awards circuit in this outbreak thriller!
OKAY, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
Cheer Up, Rob Lowe: A Documentary About the First Golden Globe Win of Amy Meredith Poehler What is the real reason behind Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe's frowny face during the announcement of costar Amy Poehler's Globe win?
Reese Witherspoon presents What Am I Doing Here? The Story Behind the Introduction of '12 Years a Slave' It's a case of mistaken identity in this experimental feature that assumes someone who "grew up in New Orleans" is the perfect person to deliver a slavery drama.
Diddy and Ebert: Beyond the Boat — a musical buddy comedyOne's a madcap hip hop legend prone to wild outbursts. The other's an oddball composer with hair like Radagast the Brown. Together, they bring the love, the laughs, and some groovy tunes.
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Actress Margot Robbie once ate 3.9 pounds (1.8 kilograms) of spaghetti bolognese in an hour to win an eating competition bet with a crewmember on the set of Australian TV show Neighbours. She says, "I was on the ground and I couldn't move... The (set) nurse gave me whatever they give toddlers when they drink poison... and I spewed up (vomited)."
Actress Margot Robbie had to lie to her family members about her nude scenes in new movie The Wolf Of Wall Street because she knew they would be mortified if they found out she was stripping off for director Martin Scorsese and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. The Australian star admits she was worried about the nudity in the film from the minute she learned Scorsese had cast her in his latest film, but she was too nervous to share the full details with her family back home.
She says, "I just flat-out lied to my family for a really long time, and I said, 'I don't care what you hear, there is no nudity, I'm not doing any nudity. Ignore anything anyone's saying...'
"I changed that and the lie evolved to, 'Actually, it's a body double and they just CGI'd (computer generated) my head onto someone else'. My family don't have anything to do with the entertainment industry, so they totally bought it."
Robbie eventually came clean and told family members that they shouldn't see the film if they were uncomfortable about seeing her naked.
She adds, "I said, 'Read the book first and if you still wanna see the movie after reading the book, OK'."
The actress is hoping to jet out of her native Australia following the premiere Down Under, so she doesn't have to be part of "the aftermath" because, "I'm not quite sure how it's gonna go down".
"I recently read comments criticising me and my body. You start thinking, 'Why am I doing this?' Then I get calls from my grandparents telling me how proud they are. Then I know why I'm doing this." Australian actress Margot Robbie on the downsides of fame.
Joined the cast of the long-running Australian soap "Neighbours"
Starred in the Australian thriller film "I.C.U."
First credited role on the TV series "City Homicide"
Landed her U.S. acting debut as a regular on the ABC 1960s-era drama "Pan Am" as the suburban coed and Pan Am rookie Laura
Landed the role of Leonardo DiCaprio's trophy wife in "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Made her acting debut on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation series "Review with Myles Barlow"
Nominated for her first Logie Award
"I love beer, fries, burgers, but if I have to get in a bikini then I eat carrot sticks for three days. I'm one extreme or the other. I'm not good at doing moderation. I get miserable if I don't eat. I can't just have a salad every day and half a glass of wine every second day. Can't do it." - from GQ Magainze, January 15, 2014