Jonah Hill’s Surprisingly Small ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Paycheck Revealed
Jonah Hill was willing to take a major pay cut to be involved in Martin Scorsese’s latest project, The Wolf of Wall Street.
According to Yahoo! Movies, Hill was paid $60,000 to play slimy side-kick Donnie Azoff, which pales in comparison to Leonard DiCaprio’s rumored $10 million paycheck for his role as real-life criminal banker Jordan Belfort.
Hill reportedly revealed the news during a recent interview with Howard Stern, where he said he wanted the role so badly that he was willing to work on the seven-month shoot for what he thinks is the minimum amount allowed by the Screen Actors Guild.
“I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for (Scorsese),” the 30-year-old actor told Stern (via New York Daily News). “I would have done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second.”
His portrayal of Azoff has earned him an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor, marking his second since he was nominated in the same category for his role in 2011’s Moneyball.
Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated sequel to 21 Jump Street, which stars Hill and Channing Tatum, is set to open on June 14.
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