Jonah Hill says he was only paid $60,000 to star in ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ and he couldn’t be happier.
Jonah Hill stopped by the Howard Stern show yesterday morning, and opened up about his Oscar-nominated role in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street.’ I listened to this interview, and it was so interesting! I sat in my car (in front of my house) because I didn’t want to turn it off! I thought Jonah was awesome, he seems like such a non-celebrity.
Hill, 30, told Howard that he wanted to work with Scorsese so bad, he was willing to work for only $60,000. “I think SAG minimum is something like $60,000 before commissions and taxes,” he said. “They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer.”
“I said, ‘I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight.’ I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind. I said I want to sign them before I go to sleep tonight so they legally can’t change their mind.”
Jonah starred alongside fellow Oscar-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, as Donnie Azoff. He was paid $60,000 for a nearly seven-month shoot. “I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for (Scorsese),” Hill said. “I would have done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second.”
“I got to f–king be in a Martin Scorsese movie and I just got nominated for an Oscar,” he told Stern. “I’m tripping out, Howard… I’m in shock. I’m totally in shock.”
This is Jonah’s second Oscar nomination. He previously earned a nomination for “Moneyball,” opposite Brad Pitt.