I met and became friends with Jordan Belfort while at Taft Prison Camp. We played tennis daily and I got to know him well enough for him to ask me to type his book for him while he dictated it to me. We got about 40 pages into it and then I was shipped to another prison to take the drug program.
Jordan was an amazing person, he adapted to prison quite well and for a man who had and lost what he lost to handle himself as well as he did in prison showed me the type of character he had. I myself lost over a million dollars and it devastated me for the first few years of my 12 plus years in prison. But Jordan just seemed to take it all with a grain of salt.
I would highly recommend this upcoming movie about Jordan's life and career to everyone. It could be a learning experience for many about the ups and downs of life and for others it might be a wake-up call to stop or never start such endeavors. And they couldn't have picked a more suitable leading man to play Jordan. He will be fantastic in this role!