Dude Pissed About His 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Portrayal Wants Film Pulled From Theaters
The real-life version of Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff in "The Wolf of Wall Street" is livid over his less-than-stellar portrayal and wants the film yanked from theaters.
Andrew Greene, an investment banker who was present during Stratton Oakmont's heyday of illegal activities that were highlighted in the film, is also filing a $25 million lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, claiming that the character is hurting his reputation and employment chances, according to TMZ.
Rugrat, portrayed in the movie by P.J. Byrne, is seen in several scenes snorting blow, having sex with hookers and doing all sorts of illegal stuff. There's a particular scene where Rugrat is partaking in nose candy while giving advice over the phone to a distraught Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Rugrat is also mocked extensively in the film for wearing a toupee, something that also angered Greene, whose real nickname during his Wall Street days was "Wigwam," according to the Associated Press.
"The motion picture introduces "Rugrat" by referencing his "piece of shit hairpiece." In another scene, investigators ask whether his hair is real. Characters are also seen attempting to grab the toupee in a scene.
Mr. Greene will be permanently linked to the crimes and loathsome behavior portrayed by his likeness in the motion picture, despite never having been interviewed, questioned, charged, imprisoned, or even arrested for the illicit and despicable behavior shown in the motion picture,"
Paramount has not commented on the lawsuit, which you can read in full here.