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05.10.13

The Craziest Movie Parties, From ‘The Great Gatsby’ To ‘Animal House’

In honor of The Great Gatsby, check out the wildest movie parties from Gatsby to Animal House.

Baz Luhrmann’s over-the-top $127 million 3-D film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the celebrated 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has earned mixed reviews. But one thing most people can agree on is the parties that Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, throws are pretty out-of-control—thanks to the design and costume work by Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning wife and producing partner, Catherine Martin (with a tip of the hat to Miuccia Prada and Brooks Brothers).

But where do Gatsby’s jazzy, champagne-poppin’ parties stand among the wildest movie parties ever?

There’s a long history of outrageous parties captured in movies, including the Upper East Side soiree in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the wild Roman orgies in Caligula, the Ewok hoedown in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and the breakdancing extravaganza that is House Party.

Check out The Daily Beast’s compilation of the craziest party scenes in movies:

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