Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill has joined co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in defending the film against charges that it glorifies bad behaviour.

Hill says that the portrayal of Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort does not glorify what went on but instead shows that his actions had a bad ending.

Speaking at the Variety Creative Impact Awards, Hill said: “I personally take away the message from the film that this behaviour, this lifestyle, leads to a very bad ending.

"I think the movie is not glorifying this behaviour; it is showing that it leads to bad places whether their judicial punishment doesn’t reflect that is one thing. Where your life ends up, who you are as a person, is another.”

The Martin Scorsese directed film is set for release on January 17.