Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

Jonah Hill’s Best Deal of His Movie Career So Far, by Accepting a Pay Cut

Hill recently confessed that he was paid a mere $60, 000 by Martin Scorsese for appearing in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

and director Martin Scorsese

Jonah Hill, one of Hollywood’s rising stars, is capable of recognizing an opportunity when it comes its way. That’s why he’s not ashamed to admit there that when he was offered the part of Donnie Azoff,  Leonardo DiCaprio’s right-hand man in the powerful Wall Street based super drama “The Wolf of Wall Street, ” he says he was so anxious  to sign on the dotted line that he accepted the SAG minimum of $60, 000 to take on the role.

According to Hill in a recent radio  interview with Howard Stern, in order to be given an opportunity to work with renowned director Martin Scorsese and Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio, money was never going to be an issue.

Hill recalled that when Hill heard was being considered for the part,  the producers offered him  the lowest amount of money possible according to Screen Actors Guild standards, which they made clear was the best offer they were prepared to make. Yet Jonah Hill confessed that he  never hesitated for a minute and  rushed to sign on the dotted line

And it turns out that the $60, 000 for more than six months work that Hill put into “The Wolf of Wall Street” may well be the best investment that Jonah Hill has made his career to date, with him once again being nominated for an Oscar in the best supporting role, and this time with a much better chance.

Hill was nominated for an Oscar as Best supporting actor in 2011 for his part in “Moneyball”, playing alongside Brad Pitt, with the award eventually going to Christian Bale for his part in “The Fighter”.

When the news broke that Hill was once again an Oscar nominee, the likeable actor confessed  that he was in complete and total shock.


Jonah Hill has barely been around the movie scene for six years and has already put up a strong reputation as a talented comedy actor.

Apart from his two Oscar nominated roles, Jonah also appeared in both Superbad and  Knocked Up in 2007, Funny People in 2009, Get Him to the Greek the following year 21 Jump Street, 2012  and This Is the End in 2013, all of which had enjoyed considerable success at the box office..

Hill also showed his versatility by taking a  voice role in the successful animated comedy How to Train Your Dragon in 2010.

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