Jonah Hill absolutely killed it in The Wolf of Wall Street as Donnie Azoff. To play a character as complicated as one that married his first cousin and nearly choked to death on a piece of deli meat while on quaaludes takes some serious acting chops, and Hill damn near stole the screen from Leo DiCaprio.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Hill said he took just $60,000 dollars for the role, which is the SAG minimum for a featured role, to play Azoff just for the chance to work along Martin Scorsese on the seven-month long project. It paid off for Hill, because he’s racking up award nominations like it’s nobody’s business.
“They gave me the lowest amount of money possible,” he said in the interview. “I said, ‘I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight.’ I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind.”
The opportunity to work with perhaps the greatest director of all time was too good to pass up.
“I got to fucking be in a Martin Scorsese movie!” he said.
After that, why wouldn’t you love Jonah? Now, let’s go smoke some crack.
[via ABC News]