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Reel Numbers: The Golden Globe Nominees Are… (Video)

The true ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ had sex on a pile of cash. How much? A look at the real-life facts and figures behind some of the top contenders on one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.

Everyone knows what to expect from Sunday night’s Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will delight as hosts, copious amounts of alcohol will turn usually refined A-listers into college freshmen, and the Internet will obsess over the one crotchety star who would rather be somewhere else. While viewers may also be familiar with the nominees and even some of their behind-the-scenes stories—yes, Leo himself was “flopping around” in those Wolf of Wall Street sex scenes—there’s all sorts of fascinating real-life facts and figures that inform the movies we all love. From the artificial-intelligence implications of Her to Saving Mr. Banks’ wonderful world of Disney, here are the Reel Numbers behind several Golden Globe nominees.

Wolf of Wall Street’

Former stockbroker Jordan Belfort once had sex on $3 million in cash. Check out more stats about the man behind Leo DiCaprio’s leading role in Martin Scorsese’s latest.

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Musicians make an average of $23.40 for every $1,000 in record sales. Take a look inside the music industry with the Coen Brothers’ latest film.


In 2009, a Japanese man named Sal9000 married a videogame character. Explore the futuristic world of artificial intelligence with the new Joaquin Phoenix/Scarlett Johansson flick.

‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Walt Disney paid $100,000 for the film rights to ‘Mary Poppins.’ Go behind the scenes of the beloved family classic in ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the new film starring Tom Hanks as Disney.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

Thirteen percent of South African land was allotted to black citizens during apartheid. Take a look at the stats behind the new biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’