Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan
in 'The Great Gatsby.'
Leonardo DiCaprio morphs into a rich, corrupt stockbroker, retro style, for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the Martin Scorsese movie
opening in November. But as delicious as DiCaprio’s ’90s-era hedonism is in the trailer (check out those dance moves), let’s linger
on his previous great performance — in “The Great Gatsby,” available Tuesday on DVD, Blu-ray and on demand. The persistently
underrated Leo is perfect as self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby, whose surface splendor hides his doomed quest to parlay wealth
and power into a second chance at the love of a woman born to the upper class. DiCaprio is marvelously vulnerable here — and the
shot of him framed outside Gatsby’s mansion against a sky full of fireworks is one for the ages.