The first high-profile role an actor or actress takes right after winning an Academy Award is always crucial. The right choice could lead you back to the award show the next year; however, the wrong one could wind up killing your career. Just take a look at the downward spiral that Marisa Tomei and Cuba Gooding Jr. went on after winning big. 

It looks like Jean Dujardin, who just won Best Actor for The Artist, is trying to succeed where those two award winners failed by negotiating to star in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, according to Variety. If these negotiations go through, he will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in the flick.

The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the true story of Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort, who gets involved in the sleazy practices of the finance world, and the drugs and alcohol that go along with it. Dujardin is up for the role of a Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for Belfort's firm.

[Variety via Cinema Blend