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Time has fact-checked Jordan Belfort's memoir "The Wolf of Wall Street" against Scorsese's raucous new comedy--and for the most part, what you see in movie is the real story. Or, at any rate, the story according to Belfort, who details his wildly excessive drug use, promiscuous sex and stock market manipulation in his 2007 autobiography. Highlights from the Time story below. Belfort's first boss told him the keys to success were masturbation, cocaine and hookers. Ruling: Fact According to the book, a broker named Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) gave him this advice early on in his career. Belfort and his partner owned shares of a risky stock, had their brokers at Stratton Oakmont brokerage aggressively sell the stock to inflate the price. They then sold the stock themselves to turn a profit. Ruling: Fact Belfort and Danny Porush (called Donnie Azoff in the film and portrayed by Jonah Hill) utilized »


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