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Jordan Belfort Used To Take Four Quaaludes At 5am Before Wife Got Up

Dominic Smithers

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Jordan Belfort Used To Take Four Quaaludes At 5am Before Wife Got Up

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Jordan Belfort says he used to take four quaaludes at 5am before his wife woke up.

The real-life Wolf of Wall Street recently opened up about his battle with drug addiction when he was a high-flying stockbroker.

Speaking on The Brilliantly Dumb Show, the convicted fraudster said that despite being sober for many years, the one drug he would still try if it were 'in front of him' would be Quaaludes.

Recalling how much he used to do, the 58-year-old said: "In the throes of my addiction, I would like to get high at least four times a day.

"So I would wake up at, like, 5am before my wife, take four Quaaludes, I'd go up and down.

"But then I'd be high as a kite between five and seven, then she'd wake up and I'd be sober again.

"When they wear off, you're normal again, it's not like alcohol where you get sloppy and tired. When it's over, it's over."

He then said he would keep topping himself up throughout the day with a variety of other drugs, such as cocaine, adding: "I was like a human Petri dish.

"Twenty drugs and you're trying to find the perfect mixture to get to a stage of toxic poise, where I was, like, high as a kite but only I knew it."

When asked if he would be tempted to take some Quaaludes if they were in front of him, Belfort said: "I'd take it right now. Well, I would because I haven't eaten in four hours. If I'd eaten, I'd go vomit first, give myself an enema, and then come back and take it.

"And I'm sober for, like, 20 something years and I would still take one."

Discussing the 2013 movie about his life, where he was played by Leonardo DiCaprio, Belfort praised Jonah Hill for his depiction of what it was like being high on Quaaludes.

"Jonah Hill did a really good job on that scene - ya know, the 'Auaaaaaluuude, Steve Madden'. That's what it was like," he told the host.

"I coached him through that, by the way."

Belfort praised Jonah Hill's performance in the Steve Madden/Quaalude scene. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Belfort praised Jonah Hill's performance in the Steve Madden/Quaalude scene. Credit: Paramount Pictures

But that is just one of many memorable scenes from the hit movie.

Earlier this month, Belfort recreated DiCaprio's iconic speech to his team in the film, as he weighed in on the chaos that has been taking place between financiers and the denizens of Reddit of late.

While he initially said it was 'amazing' that the Wall Street honchos were getting a taste of their own medicine for once, he later warned: "Everyone's got to be really careful, because it's going to be like catching a falling knife when it unravels."

Those victims would likely be small investors arriving too late, then buying up stocks that weren't based in 'any rational, fundamental value'.

Topics: TV and Film, Funny, US News, Drugs, US Entertainment, Leonardo DiCaprio, Health, YouTube, Jonah Hill

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