Jonah Hill Took A Pay Cut For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Role
Jan 23, 2014 13:15
Did you know that actor (and secret Dicaprio fanboy) Jonah Hill was only offered $60,000 to star in the Martin Scorsese-directed film? The 30-year-old actor revealed all this during an interview on the Howard Stern show:
"They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer," he continued on Stern's radio show. "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."
"So you got paid $60,000 for that movie?" Stern clarified.
"It was the minimum. I think SAG minimum is something like $60,000 before commissions and taxes," Hill confirmed. "Yeah, for an almost seven-month shoot. I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for [Scorsese] ... I would have done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second."
"It's not about
money for me. None of this s--- is about money. I want to make money to
pay my rent, and hopefully have a family one day and have kids and
The pay cut definitely paid off big time, as Hill has since been nominated for an Oscar his role as stockbroker Donnie Azoff in the film.
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